ATLANTA - For all that Jason Heyward did well, his diving catch in the eighth inning felt the best.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have requested unconditional release waivers for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, parting ways with a former starter still owed over $18 million over the remainder of this year and next.
CHICAGO - Chris Johnson can rest easy during the All-Star break. He earned a couple days off.
CHICAGO - Dan Uggla's future in Atlanta was in question Sunday after the Braves suspended the struggling second baseman for their final game before the All-Star break.
CHICAGO - Chris Johnson homered twice and pitcher Mike Minor hit his second career home run, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Chicago Cubs 11-6 on Saturday.
CHICAGO - Alex Wood's pitching kept the Atlanta Braves close, and Christian Bethancourt's two-out single in the ninth inning tied it.
NEW YORK- Aaron Harang and the rest of the Atlanta Braves knew they couldn't let this one slip away.
NEW YORK - David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.
NEW YORK - Julio Teheran took the mound as a newly minted All-Star. He left looking like nothing more than a batting practice tosser.
NEW YORK - Ruben Tejada singled home the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning, Curtis Granderson hit a tying homer in the eighth and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Alex Wood's plan was to make sure he didn't let Paul Goldschmidt beat the Braves.
ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons drove in four runs, Aaron Harang won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 Saturday for their season-high ninth straight victory.
ATLANTA- Ervin Santana says it's too early to declare that he is fully recovered from a midseason slump. This outing was certainly a step in the right direction.
ATLANTA - The Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the NL East with their best two-week stretch of the season.
ATLANTA - Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
ATLANTA - Greg Walker has quit as hitting coach of the Atlanta Braves.
PHILADELPHIA - Emilio Bonifacio led off the game with home run and Freddie Freeman added an RBI single in the first, and the Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing season with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.
ATLANTA - Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
ATLANTA - Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh's only runs, and the Pirates missed a chance to move up in the NL Central race, falling to the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.
ATLANTA - The Pittsburgh Pirates have played three straight 1-0 games, but they're pitching so well that maybe it doesn't matter.
ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.
ATLANTA - Ervin Santana has no trouble summing up the collapse that ended Atlanta's postseason hopes.
ATLANTA - The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes.
ATLANTA - Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night but were eliminated from playoff contention.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field.
ATLANTA - The Braves ended their five-game losing streak but gained no ground in their longshot chase for the playoffs.
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