WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves survived Craig Kimbrel's two-out blown save in the ninth inning by scoring twice in the 13th, topping the Washington Nationals 6-4 Friday night to flip-flop the standings atop the NL East.
WASHINGTON - Gavin Floyd had never heard the name of the piece of bone he broke inside his elbow. Manager Fredi Gonzalez didn't even try to pronounce it.
ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez felt good about the Braves' chances for a big day at the plate after he unveiled a new-look lineup.
ATLANTA- Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg sensed it would be a good night for Kyle Kendrick when the right-hander threw his first six pitches for strikes.
ATLANTA - Ryan Howard homered and drove in the go-ahead run in Philadelphia's five-run 13th inning, and the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Tommy La Stella had three hits, including a two-run double in Atlanta's four-run sixth, and the Braves beat Hector Santiago and the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Sunday night.
ATLANTA - B.J. Upton's two-run triple helped rally the Braves from a four-run deficit in the ninth.
ATLANTA - Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson hit back-to-back homers in the first inning and the Braves edged the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night for their first interleague win.
DENVER - Catcher Gerald Laird made clear he doesn't blame Corey Dickerson at all for the backswing that hit him on the side of the head and forced him out of the game.
DENVER - Tyler Matzek was nervous and wild in his bullpen session before his first major league start. When he took the mound he was nearly unhittable.
DENVER- The Atlanta Braves scored early and often and they needed nearly every one of those runs to beat the Colorado Rockies.
DENVER - Gavin Floyd pitched effectively into the seventh inning for his first win since returning last month from reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Monday night.
PHOENIX - Fredi Gonzalez let Aaron Harang go back to the mound for the seventh, and it proved costly for the Atlanta Braves.
PHOENIX - Gerardo Parra's bloop single brought Cody Ross home from second in the 11th inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
PHOENIX - Craig Kimbrel got the final four outs to break the Atlanta record for career saves in the Braves' 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.
PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.
PITTSBURGH - Ervin Santana said "everything" was off when he took the mound Monday.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.
ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to use a visit from Oakland, who came to Atlanta with the majors' best record, to prove they shouldn't be dismissed in the NL playoff hunt.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said before the game the slumping Braves needed an immediate turnaround.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman promised the Braves won't give up on the season.
ATLANTA - Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - The Dodgers are getting solid performances out of their starting pitchers.
ATLANTA - Kevin Correia has been living a dream since he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the Minnesota Twins over the weekend.
ATLANTA - Alex Wood set a career high with 12 strikeouts in 7 1-3 innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 3-1 on Sunday night to continue their recent success against the Nationals.
ATLANTA - It was another long night for the Atlanta Braves' bats - much longer than usual.
ATLANTA- An eight-game losing streak was way too long for Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.
SEATTLE - After the way the Atlanta Braves handled their eight-game trip to the West Coast, they have to believe the comforts of home will provide improvement.
SEATTLE - Felix Hernandez allowed one run in eight innings, extending his major league record streak of games with at least seven innings and two or fewer runs to 15, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Tuesday.
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