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Mike Minor Lights Out as Atlanta Braves Win Series Against San Francisco Giants
August 19th, 2011 at 8:38 AM
Sometimes, when a pitcher knows he's hot, he will tell his teammates, "Just give me one." Mike Minor got the only run he needed from Chipper Jones as the Atlanta Braves won the final game and the four-game series against the San Francisco Giants. Giants starter Tim Lincecum made one mistake...

Jair Jurrjens Struggles in Return; Atlanta Braves Fall Short Against San Francisco Giants
August 18th, 2011 at 9:02 AM
Fresh off a stint on the disabled list in an effort to ease the discomfort in his knee, Jair Jurrjens still has not managed to find his first-half form as the San Francisco Giants roughed him up for five runs sin his return for the Atlanta Braves. Jurrjens gave up back-to-back doubles...

Atlanta Braves Walk Off on San Francisco Giants for Second Straight Night
August 17th, 2011 at 9:11 AM
Following in Freddie Freeman's footsteps from Monday, Martin Prado dribbled an RBI seeing eye single to right field in the bottom of the 11th to give the Atlanta Braves their second straight walk-off win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The game-winning RBI was set up earlier that inning when...

Freddie Freeman Comes up Big as Atlanta Braves Win in Comeback Fashion
August 15th, 2011 at 11:55 PM
After much back and forth play, the Atlanta Braves used a game-winning two-RBI single in the top of the ninth inning by rookie first baseman Freddie Freeman to defeat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Monday night at Turner Field in Atlanta. Braves veteran Tim Hudson got the start on the mound...

Derek Lowe Rough Again as Chicago Cubs Beat Atlanta Braves
August 14th, 2011 at 8:23 AM
Although Dan Uggla extended his hititing streak to 33 games, it was not enough to save another rough outing from Derek Lowe, as the Chicago Cubs evened the weekend series with the Atlanta Braves. ***PHOTO1*** Lowe was off from the start, as Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney led off the game with...

Atlanta Braves Hit Five Home Runs in Defeat of Chicago Cubs
August 13th, 2011 at 2:24 PM
The Atlanta Braves homered five times, including two from Dan Uggla, as they defeated the Chicago Cubs 10-4 on Friday night. The Braves offense got started early as Uggla extended his hit streak to 32 games, a single season record for the Braves and Uggla himself, with a solo shot in...

Dan Uggla’s Hit Streak Ties Atlanta Braves Record as Braves Sweep Florida Marlins
August 10th, 2011 at 11:25 PM
Dan Uggla wasted no time extending his hitting streak to 31 games Wednesday as the Atlanta Braves finished off a three-game sweep of the Florida Marlins. The recently resurgent Braves' second baseman got it done early on a single up the middle, driving in Michael Bourne and Martin Prado in the...

Martin Prado Leads Atlanta Braves to 4-3 Extra Innings Victory Over Florida Marlins
August 10th, 2011 at 1:39 AM
Just when it looked like the Florida Marlins were going to spoil a phenomenal game by Brandon Beachy, Martin Prado decided that was not an option. Prado hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 11th inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to a big win over the...

Alex Gonzalez Powers Atlanta Braves to 8-5 Victory Over Florida Marlins
August 9th, 2011 at 12:08 PM
Derek Lowe rebounded from a month-long rough stretch to pitch six strong innings, and the Atlanta Braves offense provided plenty of run support in an 8-5 win over the Florida Marlins. Coming into Monday night's game against the Marlins, Lowe's last quality start was June 29 against the Seattle Mariners. After...

Chipper Jones Continues Dominance of New York Mets with Go-Ahead Single
August 7th, 2011 at 11:59 PM
Chipper Jones did not even start Sunday afternoon against the New York Mets, but he still found a way to help the Atlanta Braves beat them. As has been his habit over his career, Jones hit the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth to win the game and...

Tommy Hanson Struggles as Atlanta Braves Lose 11-7 to New York Mets
August 7th, 2011 at 2:38 AM
Citi Field has proven to be a great pitcher's park in its short tenure as the home of the New York Mets. This was clearly not the case Saturday night. ***PHOTO1*** Tommy Hanson had his worst outing of the season as the Atlanta Braves lost 11-7 to the Mets. Hanson, who...

Jose Constanza Provides Spark as Tim Hudson Leads Atlanta Braves Past New York Mets
August 6th, 2011 at 9:14 AM
Tim Hudson continued his hot streak Friday as he took the hill for the Atlanta Braves, in turn shutting down the New York Mets for a 4-1 win in the series opener. The Atlanta right-hander went seven strong innings - the sixth straight start in which he has done that -...

Dan Uggla Powers Atlanta Braves Past Washington Nationals
August 4th, 2011 at 12:14 AM
The Atlanta Braves used a three-run home run by slugger Dan Uggla to defeat the Washington Nationals 6-4 and avoid being swept for the first time this season. The Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are the only teams in the National League who have not been swept in a series this...

Washington Nationals Rock Derek Lowe as Atlanta Braves’ Skid Continues
August 2nd, 2011 at 11:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Derek Lowe saw their struggles continue as the Washington Nationals teed off in the middle innings to take the second game of a three-game set. At first, it seemed like a normal Derek Lowe start when he gave up a single in the first inning and induced...

Jair Jurrjens Struggles in Second Straight Start After All-Star Break
August 1st, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Former Atlanta Brave and current Washington Nationals' outfielder Rick Ankiel homered twice in the game, leading the Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Braves on Monday night. Atlanta ace Jair Jurrjens had is second weak outing in a row as he was chased after just five innings on the mound,...

Atlanta Braves Fail to Sweep Florida Marlins
August 1st, 2011 at 12:52 AM
The Atlanta Braves stranded 10 men Sunday afternoon at Turner Field and managed a single run on 13 hits as they failed to sweep the Florida Marlins in the series finale. This was not one for Little Leaguers to watch. Although every Braves position player hit safely at least once, they only...

Dan Uggla, Tim Hudson Lead Atlanta Braves to 5-1 Victory Over Florida Marlins
July 31st, 2011 at 1:16 AM
Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman continued their hot hitting, and Tim Hudson tossed a gem as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Florida Marlins 5-1 Saturday night. When the Braves acquired Uggla in the offseason, it marked the end of a long search for a right-handed power bat to stick in the middle...

Dan Uggla Extends Hit Streak to 20 Games, Powers Atlanta Braves Past Florida Marlins
July 30th, 2011 at 7:24 AM
Dan Uggla has been unstoppable for the last three weeks, and Friday he punished his former team, helping the Atlanta Braves to a 5-0 win over the Florida Marlins. Uggla extended his already career-long 20-game hitting streak to 20 games when he belted a three-run home run - his 19th of the...

Atlanta Braves Drop Final Game of Series with Pittsburgh Pirates for Four-Game Split
July 29th, 2011 at 8:50 AM
Though the Atlanta Braves struck first in the finale of one of the more memorable series of the year, but they still could not manage to string hits together and managed a split with the Pittsburgh Pirates. It seemed Atlanta caught nothing but bad breaks with the bats as they...

David Ross Drives in Atlanta Braves’ Winning Run Over Pittsburgh Pirates in Extra Innings (Again)
July 27th, 2011 at 11:43 PM
It was not quite 19 innings, but it still took free baseball to propel the Atlanta Braves over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday at Turner Field. The Braves managed only two runs on 14 hits, but it was David Ross' RBI single in the bottom of the 10th put Atlanta in...