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Atlanta Braves Overcome Nine-Run Deficit, Stun Washington Nationals in 11 Innings
July 21st, 2012 at 9:00 AM
When it seemed the Atlanta Braves were in for another series of struggling against the Washington Nationals, they overcame a nine-run deficit, gave up the lead and then finally held on in 11 innings to win 11-10 Friday night at Nationals Park. With the last Braves comeback of nine runs coming...

San Francisco Giants Outlast Atlanta Braves in Extra Innings
July 19th, 2012 at 8:28 AM
The Atlanta Braves endured one of their ugliest games of the year on Tuesday, but their 9-4, 11-inning loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday at Turner Field is just as stinging. Chad Durbin gave up two separate three-run homers in a six-run 11th inning. After already giving up two...

Atlanta Braves Shut Out by San Francisco Giants, Lose 9-0 in Series Opener
July 18th, 2012 at 11:15 AM
The Atlanta Braves were on a roll heading into Tuesday night's contest with the San Francisco Giants. Riding a seven-game winning streak and playing great baseball, the Braves looked to continue their winning ways. Barry Zito and the Giants, however, would have none of that. Zito pitched seven shutout innings as...

Three-run Eighth Inning, Reversed Call Boost Atlanta Braves Over New York Mets
July 15th, 2012 at 8:27 AM
The Atlanta Braves pushed their winning streak to six games, courtesy of a late rally off the New York Mets bullpen. Jason Heyward hit the go-ahead RBI-single to cap off a three-run eighth in the 8-7 win Saturday at Turner Field. The eighth inning began with the Braves down 7-5, but...

Atlanta Braves Use Patience in 7-5 Victory Over New York Mets
July 14th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves opened the second half of the season on a good note with a 7-5 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night. The Braves' second half started much like their first half ended: defeating a division rival and losing their starting shortstop to injury. Despite Jack Wilson...

Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves Reps Come up Big in 2012 All-Star Game
July 10th, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Chipper Jones picked up a hit and a good laugh in the 2012 All-Star Game, the last one of us career. Dan Uggla also picked up a hit and an RBI in the National League's 8-0 win at Kauffman Stadium. With a second half pennant race ahead of them, the Atlanta...

Brian McCann, Dan Uggla Homer to Help Atlanta Braves Sweep Philadelphia Phillies
July 8th, 2012 at 9:13 PM
After struggling most of the first half of the season, Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has finally rediscovered his stroke. He homered in his fourth straight game to lift the Bravos to a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-3 game to head into the All-Star break. McCann's go-ahead shot...

Brian McCann Homers in Third Straight, Atlanta Braves Series from Philadelphia Phillies
July 8th, 2012 at 8:48 AM
The Atlanta Braves seem to have found their stride heading into the All-Star break. Brian McCann hit a home run in his third straight game, and Tommy Hanson recovered from a rough second inning en route to the Braves' third straight victory, downing the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 at Citizens Bank...

Tim Hudson Backed by Brian McCann Grand Slam in Atlanta Braves Win Over Philadelphia Phillies
July 7th, 2012 at 8:46 AM
The bulldog known as Tim Hudson ruined the return of Ryan Howard by throwing seven shutout innings, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 5-0 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Hudson's effort was backed by a grand slam by Brian McCann. Manager Fredi Gonzalez and head trainer Jeff Porter had to...

Atlanta Braves Back Mike Minor with Four Homers, Split Series with Chicago Cubs
July 6th, 2012 at 8:34 AM
The Atlanta Braves teed off for four home runs off the Chicago Cubs to back a strong start by Mike Minor on Thursday. The 7-3 win at Turner Field salvaged a split in the four-game series. Minor held the Cubs hitless through 4 1/3 innings, only losing the no-hit bid and...

Five-Hit Game for Chipper Jones Lifts Atlanta Braves Over Chicago Cubs
July 4th, 2012 at 8:39 AM
On the same day he was announced as a National League All-Star, Chipper Jones had one of the best games of his career with a five-hit game, giving the Atlanta Braves a vital offensive spark in their 10-3 win over the Chicago Cubs Tuesday at Turner Field. The game, during which...

Bats Shut Down as Atlanta Braves Fall 4-1 to Chicago Cubs
July 2nd, 2012 at 10:58 PM
The Atlanta Braves are evidently not a fan of Mondays. Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs shut down the Braves in a 4-1 victory on Monday night in the series opener in Atlanta. Samardzija certainly did not look like the same pitcher who had posted a 12.27 ERA over his last four...

Tim Hudson Gives up Six Runs in Atlanta Braves Loss to Washington Nationals
July 1st, 2012 at 7:20 PM
Tim Hudson again ran into first inning troubles when the Washington Nationals tagged him for four runs in the first inning. It didn't get a whole lot prettier for the Atlanta Braves righty as the Nats took the series in an 8-4 ballgame Sunday at Turner Field. The loss for Hudson was...

Atlanta Braves Survive Scorching Heat, Beat Stephen Strasburg and Washington Nationals
June 30th, 2012 at 9:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves tolerated record-setting temperatures Saturday afternoon at Turner Field, defeating Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 7-5 to even the series. With a first pitch temperature of 104 degrees - and eventually reaching an all-time Atlanta record of 106 - Strasburg lasted only three innings due to heat-related issues...

Atlanta Braves Rally Late but Lose Sloppy Game to Washington Nationals
June 30th, 2012 at 8:54 AM
As soon as Andrelton Simmons bailed out Randall Delgado from a loss and himself from a costly error in the third inning, the Atlanta Braves found themselves on the short end of a rally, dropping the series opener to the Washington Nationals 5-4 at Turner Field on Friday. The Braves scored...

Atlanta Braves Blow Lead, Drop Series Finale 3-2 to Arizona Diamondbacks
June 29th, 2012 at 1:12 AM
The Atlanta Braves were on track to complete a sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, but they were unable to hold the lead and lost 3-2 on Thursday night. Craig Kimbrel, who had not allowed a run since May 4, gave up a go-ahead home run to Chris Young in the top...

Chipper Jones Hits 460th Career Homer in Atlanta Braves Win Over Arizona Diamondbacks
June 28th, 2012 at 8:24 AM
Chipper Jones launched his 460th career home run to propel the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night at Turner Field. The sixth inning blast gave the Braves just enough cushion to survive a late rally by the D-Backs. Chipper went deep off Diamondbacks starter Trevor...

Tim Hudson Still Dominates Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves Open Homestand with Win
June 26th, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Entering their 10-game homestand, the longest of the season, the Atlanta Braves knew they had the right guy on the mound in Tim Hudson when they faced the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hudson shut down what had been a hot D-Backs offense in the Braves' 8-1 win Tuesday at Turner Field. It seemed...

Mike Minor Shelled by Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves Finish Road Trip at .500
June 25th, 2012 at 12:15 AM
It may be time for the Atlanta Braves to make a move with their starting rotation, as Mike Minor was shelled for seven runs by the Boston Red Sox in the 9-4 loss on Sunday to end the road trip. Minor gave up three home runs, good for 18 on the...

Jair Jurrjens Returns to Atlanta Braves with a Gem, Shuts Down Boston Red Sox
June 23rd, 2012 at 9:43 AM
Exactly no one knew what to expect when the Atlanta Braves were forced to bring back Jair Jurrjens two months after being sent down to Triple-A. With Brandon Beachy lost to Tommy John surgery, Jurrjens stepped in with an absolute gem, going 7 2/3 innings in the 4-1 victory over the...