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Justin Upton Hits Go-Ahead Homer in Atlanta Braves’ Win Over Washington Nationals
August 5th, 2013 at 11:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves saw their winning streak hit 11 games, thanks to a clutch go-ahead homer by Justin Upton in their 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Monday at Nationals Park. ***VIDEO1*** The eighth-inning homer was the last of Upton's three hits on the night and was his biggest. Upton blasted...

Atlanta Braves Sweep Philadelphia Phillies for 10th Straight Win
August 5th, 2013 at 8:17 AM
The Upton brothers backed a gem thrown by Alex Wood, giving the Atlanta Braves a 4-1 win to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday. It was their 10th straight win. Wood gave up a total of two hits and one run over six innings. The only run...

Atlanta Braves Win Ninth Straight in 12 Inning Victory Over Philadelphia Phillies
August 3rd, 2013 at 9:20 PM
Dan Uggla beat out a bases-loaded fielder's choice to give the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank park on Saturday, giving the Bravos nine straight wins. Jake Diekman got into trouble when he walked Justin Upton to start the inning. With one out, Diekman intentionally walked...

Atlanta Braves Beat Philadelphia Phillies for Eighth Straight Win
August 3rd, 2013 at 8:30 AM
The Atlanta Braves kept up their torrid offensive pace while visiting Citizens Bank Park on Friday, using a five-run inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 in the series opener. After Kris Medlen gave up back-to-back homers to Darin Ruf and Delmon Young to start the Phillies second inning, Jason Heyward...

Atlanta Braves Rip Colorado Rockies Behind Mike Minor
August 1st, 2013 at 12:27 AM
It's hard to describe the offensive roll the Atlanta Braves have been on during their six-game winning streak. They blew up in a seven-run third inning to trample the Colorado Rockies 9-0 Wednesday night at Turner Field. Freddie Freeman produced a four-hit game for the second time in his career, and...

Alex Wood Gets First Win as Atlanta Braves Blowout Colorado Rockies
July 30th, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Alex Wood showed off his potential, and Freddie Freeman supported him with two home runs, as the Atlanta Braves thumped the Colorado Rockies 11-3 at Turner Field on Tuesday. ***VIDEO1*** After Wood gave up a run in the first inning, Freeman tied the game with a solo shot off Juan Nicasio. He...

Brandon Beachy Struggles, Andrelton Simmons Hits Walk-Off Triple in Atlanta Braves Win Over Colorado Rockies
July 30th, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Brandon Beachy's return to the Atlanta Braves from Tommy John didn't exactly go as planned Monday, but Andrelton Simmons saved the day with a walk-off triple in the 10th inning of a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. ***VIDEO1*** Dan Uggla started the fateful 10th inning with a lead-off walk...

Jason Heyward Drives in Two, Atlanta Braves Complete Sweep of St. Louis Cardinals
July 29th, 2013 at 12:13 AM
The Atlanta Braves rode a solid start by Kris Medlen and a homer by Jason Heyward to complete their three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, winning a 5-2 ballgame Sunday night at Turner Field. Andrelton Simmons started the scoring for the Braves with a two-out RBI-single in the second, and...

Andrelton Simmons Provides Key Hit, Julio Teheran Nearly Flawless in Atlanta Braves’ Win Over St. Louis Cardinals
July 27th, 2013 at 7:11 PM
Andrelton Simmons proved to be the unlikely hero in the Atlanta Braves' second consecutive win over the St. Louis Cardinals; he provided a clutch two-run double in a 2-0 final at Turner Field on Saturday. Simmons' double capped off an eighth inning rally started when Freddie Freeman drew a lead-off walk...

Mike Minor, Timely Hitting Propel Atlanta Braves Past St. Louis Cardinals
July 26th, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Mike Minor continued his impressive year by leading the Atlanta Braves from the mound and the plate in a 4-1 series opening win Friday night over the St. Louis Cardinals at Turner Field. Minor's only mistake in seven innings came on a solo shot by Yadier Molina in the second inning....

Pitching Fails, Fredi Gonzalez Ejected in Atlanta Braves Loss to New York Mets
July 25th, 2013 at 5:32 PM
Alex Wood didn't quite have the start the Atlanta Braves hoped for, but the wheels really fell off for Kameron Loe in a sixth inning that saw Fredi Gonzalez ejected over a blown call. In the series finale with the New York Mets, the Braves scuffled to a 7-4 loss...

Atlanta Braves Beat New York Mets, but Tim Hudson Out with Ankle Injury
July 24th, 2013 at 11:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** In what was possibly the most demoralizing win for any Major League Baseball team this year, the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 8-2 on Wednesday at Citi Field. But that win felt more like a loss when Tim Hudson went down with a severe ankle injury. ***VIDEO1*** Freddie Freeman had...

Atlanta Braves Waste Opportunities, Kris Medlen Loses in Big Sixth to New York Mets
July 23rd, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Barely a year since joining the Atlanta Braves starting rotation, Kris Medlen may be heading back to the bullpen after a rough season. His tribulations reared their head again when he gave up a three-run sixth in a 4-1 loss the New York Mets on Tuesday at Citi Field. ***VIDEO1*** Medlen's start...

Atlanta Braves Rally in Ninth Inning to Beat New York Mets
July 23rd, 2013 at 8:12 AM
Reed Johnson was not going to be denied. A day after having a game-tying home run robbed, the Atlanta Braves outfielder came through the go-ahead homer in the ninth inning in a 2-1 win, beating the New York Mets in the opener at Citi Field on Monday. ***VIDEO1*** Having been shutout through...

Mike Minor Throws Complete Game, but Atlanta Braves Lose to Chicago White Sox
July 21st, 2013 at 6:51 PM
Mike Minor threw the first complete game of the year for the Atlanta Braves and the first of his career, but the offense stumbled in their efforts to support him in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Sunday's series finale. Despite racking up nine...

Chicago White Sox Blast Paul Maholm, Atlanta Braves Drop Second Game of Second Half
July 20th, 2013 at 8:08 PM
Nearly as quickly as the Atlanta Braves accrued a four-run lead over the Chicago White Sox, Paul Maholm gave it back. In fact, in the 10-6 loss at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday, Maholm had to leave with a sprained wrist in the midst of getting rocked for seven runs. Dan...

Brian McCann’s Homer Lifts Atlanta Braves Over Chicago White Sox
July 20th, 2013 at 9:04 AM
Brian McCann kept up his scorchingly hot pace he started just before the All-Star break, hitting the go-ahead three-run homer to propel the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 win over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Friday's second half opener. Tied 2-2 in the sixth inning, McCann put...

Craig Kimbrel Gives up Run in National League All-Star Game Loss to American League
July 17th, 2013 at 8:21 AM
In an All-Star Game that was more about Mariano Rivera than anything, the 2013 Midsummer Classic was a low-scoring affair as the American League won 3-0, their first win since 2009. ***VIDEO1*** Rivera entered in the eighth inning, ensuring a National League rally at Citi Field wouldn't end his chances of getting...

Atlanta Braves Drop First-Half Finale to Cincinnati Reds
July 14th, 2013 at 7:16 PM
A depleted Atlanta Braves roster, punctuated by a rough outing by Julio Teheran, dropped their last game before the All-Star break to the Cincinnati Reds in an 8-4 loss Sunday afternoon at Turner Field. With Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton, Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman out with injuries and Brian McCann out...

Piecemeal Outfield Comes up Big in Atlanta Braves Win Over Cincinnati Reds
July 13th, 2013 at 8:45 PM
Reed Johnson, Joey Terdoslavich and Jose Constanza combined for seven hits to help the depleted Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Saturday at Turner Field. The trio set a season-high for combined hits by Braves outfielders this year, surpassing the previous high of six, in the absence of Jason...