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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...

Scott Proctor Ends 19 Inning Game with First Career RBI
July 27th, 2011 at 2:06 AM
The Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates began tonight's game thinking it was just another game. Little did they know that a game beginning at 7:10 p.m. EST would last for nearly seven hours as the Pirates and Braves were locked into a marathon game until Scott Proctor drove in the winning...

Chipper Jones Homers, Steals Base in Return as Pittsburgh Pirates Down Atlanta Braves
July 26th, 2011 at 2:12 AM
Chipper Jones' right knee seems to be just fine after arthroscopic surgery. The Atlanta Braves' third baseman blasted a solo shot in the eighth and singled with a stolen base in the third inning, but it was not enough as the first place Pittsburgh Pirates took the first game of...

Cincinnatti Reds Win Series Over Atlanta Braves in Walk-off Fashion
July 25th, 2011 at 8:40 AM
It took the Atlanta Braves seven innings to pull even with the Cincinnati Reds in the series finale Sunday. It took one pitch in the bottom of the ninth for the Reds to win it. Scott Linebrink served up a thigh-high fastball that caught too much of the outside part of...

Huge Seventh Inning Leads to Cincinnati Reds Rout of Atlanta Braves
July 24th, 2011 at 9:23 AM
Derek Lowe and the Atlanta Braves seemed to be cruising to another low scoring win Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds. And then the wheels came off. Lowe had done it all for the Braves for more than half the game. He drove in their only two runs of the game with...

Jason Heyward, Brooks Conrad Lead Comeback as Atlanta Braves Split Series with 9-6 Victory Over Colorado Rockies
July 22nd, 2011 at 3:13 AM
Tommy Hanson had his worst start of the season, giving up six runs in six innings. He still managed to get the win. Despite being down 4-0 after two innings, the Atlanta Braves fought back and defeated the Colorado Rockies 9-6 to split the four-game series. In an offensive slugfest that featured...

Martin Prado’s Error the Difference, Colorado Rockies Eek Out Walk-off Win Over Atlanta Braves
July 21st, 2011 at 9:14 AM
Martin Prado is usually known as a sure-handed defender, but the it was the one that got away from in the bottom of the ninth inning that led to the Colorado Rockies taking the third game of the series against the Atlanta Braves. With Eric O'Flaherty on the hill with two...

Colorado Rockies Ride 10 Walks to Rout of Atlanta Braves
July 20th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
Brandon Beachy was not his usual self while Ubaldo Jimenez returned to his 2010 form as the Colorado Rockies trounced the Atlanta Braves 12-3. Beachy could not buy an out as he walked five, allowed nine hits and surrendered six runs in 4 2/3 innings. Beachy's problems started early. He walked Carlos...

Freddie Freeman Continues Dominance of Colorado Rockies as Atlanta Braves Win
July 19th, 2011 at 9:06 AM
Freddie Freeman is public enemy no. 1 for the Colorado Rockies right now. The Atlanta Braves' rookie, who has hit .526 and slugged 1.368 against the Rockies this year, hit his fifth home run against them in as many games as Atlanta took the first of four games at Coors Field...

Atlanta Braves Rally Twice And Win On Walk-Off
July 17th, 2011 at 7:36 PM
Just when it looked like the Atlanta Braves were headed for an incredible comeback victory at the hands of Brian McCann, a two-run home run by Danny Espinosa dashed the hopes of Braves fans and made a heartbreaking loss seem inevitable. Enter Nate McLouth. McLouth, who has struggled all season and hadn’t...

Jon Lannan Too Much for Atlanta Braves as Washington Nationals Win 5-2
July 17th, 2011 at 3:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves have always struggled against John Lannan. Saturday night was no different. Lannan got it done with his arm and his bat as the Washington Nationals won 5-2 over the Braves. Lannan, who has a 3.24 ERA in 13 career starts against the Braves, gave up only two runs and...

Atlanta Braves Notch 10,000th Victory in Martin Prado’s Return
July 16th, 2011 at 10:22 AM
The Atlanta Braves became just the third franchise in major league history to win 10,000 wins, joining the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants in a feat 140 years in the making. They just happened to do it the night Martin Prado returned after a month on the disabled list...

Atlanta Braves Take Pitchers Duel from Philadelphia Phillies in Another Extra-Inning Game
July 10th, 2011 at 8:11 AM
All-Star snub Tommy Hanson pitched like a man with a purpose for the Atlanta Braves Saturday, but it was the bullpen that had to hold strong again in extra innings. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Cliff Lee to the hill in yet another pitchers duel. After suffering a walk-off loss Friday in...

Philadelphia Phillies Beat Atlanta Braves in Walk-Off Fashion in Extras
July 9th, 2011 at 9:21 AM
In a game that very well may have mirrored what the National League East pennant race will look like, the Atlanta Braves dropped the first game of the series to the Philadelphia Phillies in 10 innings, 3-2. The game featured Philadelphia's decorated veteran Roy Halladay (11-3, 2.45 ERA) and Atlanta's young...

Craig Kimbrel Sets Rookie Record as Atlanta Braves Sweep Colorado Rockies
July 8th, 2011 at 8:37 AM
Craig Kimbrel set the rookie record for most saves before the All-Star break as the Atlanta Braves completed a four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies. Kimbrel threw a perfect ninth inning, including a strikeout, to break Jonathan Papelbon's former record of 26 pre-All-Star rookie saves in 2006. ***PHOTO1*** It originally looked like Atlanta would not need Kimbrel. Even though...

Atlanta Braves Route Colorado Rockies for Third Win in a Row
July 6th, 2011 at 11:01 PM
Jordan Schafer began the game with a triple to deep center field, signaling the beginning of a long but successful night for the Atlanta Braves offense as they downed the Colorado Rockies 9-1 on Wednesday night. Braves ace Jair Jurrjens pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out...

Derek Lowe Uses Arm, Bat to Lead Atlanta Braves to Victory
July 5th, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Derek Lowe was stellar on the mound and at the plate as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-3 for their 12th win in the last 15 games on Tuesday night. Lowe picked up his second win in a row and fifth of the season after pitching 5 1/3 innings,...

Freddie Freeman Provides Fireworks as Atlanta Braves Take Series Opener from Colorado Rockies
July 4th, 2011 at 10:45 PM
Tommy Hanson gave more reason Bruce Bochy to name him to the All-Star team Monday. Hanson held the Colorado Rockies to a single run over seven innings, as the Atlanta Braves took the series opener on Independance Day, 4-1. Freddie Freeman provided the initial fireworks in the bottom of the first...

Baltimore Orioles Use The Long Ball to Take Down Atlanta Braves
July 3rd, 2011 at 8:45 PM
Brandon Beachy turned in another solid performance, but the Atlanta Braves usually reliable bullpen was unable to hold a one-run lead as the Baltimore Orioles  were able to defeat the Braves 5-4 in the final game of a three-game weekend series on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field. Coming off a career-high nine...

Jair Jurrjens Goes The Distance, Leads Atlanta Braves Past Baltimore Orioles
July 1st, 2011 at 11:11 PM
Jair Jurrjens carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning Friday night on his way to his first career shutout and second career complete game. He allowed only one hit to the Baltimore Orioles as the Atlanta Braves took the first game of a three-game series. The sure-shot All-Star pitcher struck out...