ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Manager Fredi Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves have every reason to start worrying about their playoff chances.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Rougned Odor's go-ahead double gave fellow rookie Lisalverto Bonilla a win in his first major-league start, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Atlanta 3-2 Saturday, handing the Braves another setback in their push for an NL wild-card spot.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Robinson Chirinos is back. So is Derek Holland. The catcher and pitcher led Texas to the win on Friday night.
WASHINGTON - Aaron Harang outdueled Stephen Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves avoided a series sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - Adam LaRoche kept up his torrid stretch with two hits and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals essentially put to rest any thought that there is still a serious race for the NL East title with a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON - Mired in an offensive funk, the last pitcher the Atlanta Braves wanted to see was Washington's Doug Fister.
MIAMI - Julio Teheran was having another fine outing against the Miami Marlins until the middle innings rolled around.
MIAMI - Evan Gattis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
MIAMI - Jarred Cosart pitched into the eighth inning, Marcell Ozuna had four hits and four RBIs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 11-3 on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Rookie Christian Bethancourt had three hits in his return to the major leagues, including a fifth-inning single that helped the Atlanta Braves break out of their scoring slump in a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
ATLANTA - Another shutout loss again left Atlanta's hitters feeling like they let their pitchers down.
ATLANTA - With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.
ATLANTA - The last time Alex Wood started against Miami at Turner Field, he pitched eight strong innings before losing 1-0 to Jose Fernandez.
ATLANTA - A month ago, Jarred Cosart was a struggling pitcher on a team out of playoff contention. Now, he is trying to help Miami inch closer in the wild-card race.
ATLANTA - Phil Gosselin had a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning, Cameron Maybin homered and the Atlanta Braves won their home opener with a 5-3 victory over the sloppy New York Mets on Friday night.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are set to introduce their roster, including an all-new outfield, to their home fans.
MIAMI - A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer and five pitchers combined on a six-hitter Wednesday to help the Atlanta Braves complete a three-game sweep by beating the Miami Marlins 2-0.
MIAMI - At least it didn't rain.
MIAMI - Even without Craig Kimbrel, the Atlanta Braves' bullpen was terrific on opening day.
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres couldn't start the season without yet another blockbuster deal by first-year general manager A.J. Preller.
MIAMI - For fans who seek an amusingly theatrical start to the season, Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez will deliver.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Eric Stults celebrated his return to the major leagues, allowing one run in five innings to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Saturday in a spring training wrapup.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Ubaldo Jimenez wrapped up his spring by allowing one run in four innings, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Friday night.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from Arizona on Thursday night, hoping to boost a staff that's been hurt by injuries.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Alex Wood allowed one run in five innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Thursday night on a game-winning single by Joe Benson in the bottom of the ninth.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Cunniff to Triple-A Gwinnett and added outfielder Joe Benson to the list of non-roster invitees with two days remaining in spring training.
NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino has been suspended 80 games following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol.
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Alex Wood's breakout campaign with the Atlanta Braves last season may have come as a surprise to some people.