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Atlanta Braves to Retire Chipper Jones’ Number with Arizona Diamondbacks in Town: Series Preview
June 28th, 2013 at 5:03 PM
Let's be honest. More Atlanta Braves fans are interested in seeing Chipper Jones have his number retired than to actually see their three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field. Nevertheless, the games must go on, and they're still important. The Braves have lost six of their last nine games...

Atlanta Braves Travel to Kauffman Stadium for First Time for Two-game Series with Kansas City Royals: Series Preview
June 25th, 2013 at 4:13 PM
Somehow, the Atlanta Braves have never played at Kauffman Stadium. That will change Tuesday night when the Braves will play a road series against the Kansas City Royals for the first time. Despite their inconsistencies, the Braves enter play with a six-game lead over the Washington Nationals for first place in...

Slumping Atlanta Braves Offense Visits Last Place Milwaukee Brewers: Series Preview
June 21st, 2013 at 6:16 PM
The Atlanta Braves have had a hard time scoring runs lately, but they may be able to turn that around when they visit the Milwaukee Brewers for a three-game series at Miller Park starting Friday. The Braves just came off losing three out of five to the New York Mets, while...

Atlanta Braves Aim to Continue Home Dominance with Five Games Against New York Mets
June 17th, 2013 at 4:33 PM
The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets are set to start a monstrous five-game series, being necessitated by a rainout from May 4. The Braves have the luxury of hosting the series at Turner Field, where they have the Major Leagues' best home record. The Braves currently lead the season series...

Atlanta Braves Host Defending World Series Champions’ San Francisco Giants: Series Preview
June 14th, 2013 at 8:57 AM
The Atlanta Braves got beat up a little on their week-long 2-5 road trip to Los Angeles and San Diego, but they now finally get to come back to Turner Field, where they'll play 14 of their next 19 games. To start that streak, the Braves welcome the San Francisco...

Atlanta Braves to Visit Team with No Pitching in San Diego Padres: Series Preview
June 10th, 2013 at 3:46 PM
The Atlanta Braves look to continue their hot streak in the month of June when they roll into Petco Park for a three-game series with the San Diego Padres. The Braves are a Major League-best 7-2 in the month of June so far, while the Padres have scuffled at 4-5 and...

Atlanta Braves Look to Stay Hot with Visit to Los Angeles Dodgers
June 6th, 2013 at 3:59 PM
The Atlanta Braves travel to Chavez Ravine for a four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers starting Thursday night. The Braves are riding a five-game winning streak and previously swept a three-game set at Turner Field in May. The Dodgers, meanwhile, sit in last place in the National League West, even...

Atlanta Braves Pay Toronto Blue Jays Two-game Visit
May 27th, 2013 at 4:42 PM
The Atlanta Braves play a brief two-game stint with the Toronto Blue Jays starting Monday at the Rogers Centre before heading right back for two more games in Atlanta. The setup is indicative of the new interleague schedule caused by the Houston Astros switching leagues and putting 15 clubs in each...

Mike Minor Hits First Career Home Run in Atlanta Braves Win Over New York Mets
May 25th, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Mike Minor did it all in a 6-0 Atlanta Braves win over the New York Mets on Saturday at Citi Field. Not only did the lefty pick up the win; Minor also hit his first career homer to help the Braves to their seventh straight win. With two outs in the fifth...

Atlanta Braves Take Six-game Winning Streak on Visit to New York Mets
May 24th, 2013 at 4:11 PM
The Atlanta Braves are riding a hot six-game winning streak into Citi Field for a three-game series with the New York Mets this weekend. The Braves run up against an even 13-13 road record and have lost 10 of their last 14 road games, but swept two straight three-game series on...

Atlanta Braves Look to Stay Hot, Host Minnesota Twins
May 20th, 2013 at 4:12 PM
The Atlanta Braves look to continue their three-game winning streak when the Minnesota Twins make their first trip that counts to Turner Field. Other than a Spring Training in 2011, the last time the Twins were in Atlanta was for the Braves' Game 5 win of the 1991 World Series. The...

Atlanta Braves Host Los Angeles Dodgers in First Game Back for Jason Heyward
May 17th, 2013 at 5:33 PM
The Atlanta Braves, tired from being on the road more than any other Major League ball club, will finally have their entire projected 2013 lineup when Jason Heyward returns and they host the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game set at Turner Field. Heyward was reinstated from the disabled list Friday...

Atlanta Braves Take on Arizona Diamondbacks, Justin Upton Makes First Visit to Old Team: Series Preview
May 13th, 2013 at 6:53 PM
When the Atlanta Braves start their three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Monday, it will be the first time Justin Upton has played his old team since being traded over the offseason after two years of trade rumors. "I think it's going to be cool," Upton said...

Atlanta Braves Visit San Francisco Giants for Four-game Series
May 9th, 2013 at 5:25 PM
The Atlanta Braves, fresh off a series win over the Cincinnati Reds, roll into AT&T Park for a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants starting Thursday night. The Giants sit half a game behind the Braves for the second best record in the National League, but they narrowly escaped being...

Atlanta Braves Get Brian McCann Back for Series with Cincinnati Reds
May 6th, 2013 at 3:51 PM
Brian McCann returns from the disabled list Monday, just in time for the series opener between the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark. The Braves come refreshed from an unexpected day off on Saturday and a win on Sunday, while the Reds are winners of three straight and...

Atlanta Braves Need Production Against New York Mets
May 3rd, 2013 at 2:42 PM
The New York Mets will pay a three-game visit to Turner Field to play a scuffling Atlanta Braves team. The good news is that the Mets are playing even worse than the Braves right now. The Mets enter Friday's opener having lost 11 of their last 15 games, while the Braves...

Atlanta Braves Look to Right Ship Against Washington Nationals
April 29th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
After being swept by the Detroit Tigers and going 3-7 on their road trip, the Atlanta Braves limp back to Turner Field for a four-game set with the Washington Nationals, who only picked up one game during the Braves skid by going 4-6 over their last 10 games and remain...

Series Preview: Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers
April 26th, 2013 at 8:37 AM
The Atlanta Braves travel to Comerica Park on Friday to start their first series of the season in an American League stadium. The three-game series with the Detroit Tigers has the potential to boost the Braves and the best record in baseball. Most importantly, the Braves will miss both Justin Verlander...

Series Preview: Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies
April 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 AM
An Atlanta Braves team on a three-game skid is in Denver to play a red-hot Colorado Rockies team for a three-game series over two days at Coors Fields. Snow postponed the first game on Monday, meaning it will be made up as a doubleheader on Tuesday, complicating things for Dan Uggla,...

Series Preview: Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates
April 18th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
After a brief two-game set with the Kansas City Royals at home, the Atlanta Braves have hit the road again for a 10-game road trip. They start by hitting PNC Park to play the Pittsburgh Pirates in a four-game series starting Thursday. Although the Braves had their streak of 10 consecutive...