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Mike Minor Falters, Detroit Tigers Finish Sweep of Atlanta Braves
April 29th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
With a strong start by Doug Fister, the Detroit Tigers mercifully finished off the three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves in an 8-5 final at Comerica Park on Sunday. The Braves return to Atlanta with a 3-7 record on their 10-game road trip. "It was a tough road trip," Dan Uggla told...

Atlanta Braves Must Find Way to Avoid Strikeouts
April 27th, 2013 at 9:31 AM
The Atlanta Braves struck out a total of 18 times against the Detroit Tigers on Friday night at Comerica Park, and 17 of those were in the first eight innings by Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez. It's become very apparent that for this Braves club to produce consistently, they have to...

Julio Teheran Throws Gem, Atlanta Braves Blow Out Colorado Rockies to Sweep Doubleheader
April 24th, 2013 at 8:44 AM
Despite freezing temperatures at Coors Fields, the Atlanta Braves picked a fine time to swing hot bats in their 10-2 win over the Colorado Rockies to sweep Tuesday's doubleheader. ***VIDEO1*** Julio Teheran threw seven strong innings in his start, giving up one run in what was by far his best Major League...

Atlanta Braves Hit Three Homers, Take Game One from Colorado Rockies
April 23rd, 2013 at 6:20 PM
The Atlanta Braves ended their three-game losing streak by blasting three homers at Coors Field en route to taking the first game of a doubleheader from the Colorado Rockies, winning 4-3 in bitterly cold conditions. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves scored all four of their runs off Rockies starter Jeff Francis, who currently holds...

Sluggish Atlanta Braves Drop Third Straight to Pittsburgh Pirates
April 21st, 2013 at 7:18 PM
The Atlanta Braves offense had trouble getting going yet again as they dropped the series finale and their third straight to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Although they chased Jonathan Sanchez after three innings, they still managed to waste several opportunities and lose 4-2 at PNC Park. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves totaled six...

Feast or Famine Atlanta Braves Lose Second Straight to Pittsburgh Pirates
April 21st, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Conventional wisdom stated before the season that the Atlanta Braves would hit a ton of homers and strike out a lot. In the third game of their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates, they struck out a lot but couldn't put up any crooked numbers in a 3-1 loss at PNC...

Pittsburgh Pirates Shutout Atlanta Braves, Tim Hudson Falls Short of 200 Wins
April 20th, 2013 at 9:34 AM
Tim Hudson will have to wait to secure win no. 200 of his career, as the Pittsburgh Pirates slugged him for his worst start of the season and shutout the Atlanta Braves 6-0 to even the series at PNC Park. ***VIDEO1*** Hudson was able to get around a double by Travis Snider...

Evan Gattis Hits Go-ahead Homer in Eighth Inning, Atlanta Braves Beat Pittsburgh Pirates
April 19th, 2013 at 8:59 AM
Evan Gattis added to his storybook rookie season with the Atlanta Braves in the series opener on Thursday at PNC Park. Though he wasn't in the starting lineup with fellow rookie Julio Teheran on the mound, Gattis hit a pinch-hit go-ahead homer to lift the Braves over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4. ***VIDEO1*** The...

Atlanta Braves Split Series with Kansas City Royals, 10-game Winning Streak Snapped
April 17th, 2013 at 8:41 PM
The Atlanta Braves finally had their 10-game winning streak snapped Wednesday afternoon by the Kansas City Royals at Turner Field. Mike Minor took the hard-luck loss in a 1-0 game. Kansas City benefited from a mental error on the part of Evan Gattis. After Alcides Escobar singled to start the fourth, he...

Atlanta Braves Pound Five Home Runs, Beat Kansas City Royals for 10th Straight Win
April 17th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
The Atlanta Braves once again proved they're the team to beat in Major League Baseball on Tuesday, overcoming three errors by launching five solo homers at Turner Field to top the Kansas City Royals 6-3 for their 10th straight win. The Braves blew up a decisive eighth inning, when Kevin Herrera...

Atlanta Braves Extend Winning Streak to Nine with Blowout Win Over Washington Nationals
April 14th, 2013 at 6:08 PM
If you haven't noticed, the Atlanta Braves are simply on a roll. Their 9-0 win over the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Sunday extended their winning streak to nine games and improved their Major League-best record to 11-1, completing a three-game sweep of their division rivals on the road. ***VIDEO1*** Most...

Atlanta Braves Win Eighth Straight, Take Series from Washington Nationals
April 13th, 2013 at 8:20 PM
The Atlanta Braves put together their eighth consecutive win on the backs of Tim Hudson and Evan Gattis, taking the series and setting up a potential sweep of the Washington Nationals in a 3-1 game. ***VIDEO1*** Gattis hit a two-run home in the third inning after a costly throwing error by Ryan...

Ramiro Pena Becomes Unexpected Hero, Atlanta Braves Top Washington Nationals in 10
April 13th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Ramiro Pena was signed as a utility infielder for his glove work, but did pretty much everything for the Atlanta Braves in the series opener with the Washington Nationals, including hitting his first homer since 2011 to give Atlanta a 6-4 win at Nationals Park. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves exercised incredible patience in...

Atlanta Braves Crush Miami Marlins to Finish Sweep
April 11th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
When Chipper Jones coined the terms "yicketty" and "mammo" for home runs and monster home runs last season, he surely didn't envision the power output of this year's Atlanta Braves team. Juan Francisco and Evan Gattis each went mammo as the Bravos finished off a three-game sweep of the Miami...

Atlanta Braves Beat Miami Marlins on Backs of Evan Gattis, Kris Medlen
April 10th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
The Atlanta Braves bumped up their record to 7-1 Tuesday night when they beat the Miami Marlins by a 3-2 score. Evan Gattis and Justin Upton continued carrying the offense while Kris Medlen didn't allow an earned run. ***VIDEO1*** Gattis, who is hitting cleanup in just the second week of his career...

Paul Maholm’s Gem, Justin Upton’s Bat Lead Atlanta Braves Past Miami Marlins
April 9th, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Atlanta Braves fans can expect that Justin Upton and Paul Maholm will eventually look human, but they showed no signs Monday night in their road opener against the Miami Marlins. Upton produced all of the Braves' runs and finished a triple short of the cycle while Maholm threw a gem...

B.J. Upton Ties Game for Atlanta Braves, Justin Upton Hits Walk-off Homer Against Chicago Cubs
April 6th, 2013 at 11:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves created history Saturday night at Turner Field. B.J. Upton hit a game-tying home run in the ninth, followed by Justin Upton hitting a walk-off shot two batters later to cap off a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. It was the first time a pair of brothers had...

Mike Minor Leads Atlanta Braves Past Chicago Cubs in Series Opener
April 6th, 2013 at 8:47 AM
Mike Minor looked like he didn't miss a beat from the second half of 2012 in Friday night's series opener with the Chicago Cubs. He pitched into the eighth inning for the Atlanta Braves in the 4-1 win. ***VIDEO1*** Minor went 7-2/3 innings, giving up just one run and striking out seven....

Kris Medlen Struggles with Walks, Atlanta Braves Can’t Sweep Philadelphia Phillies
April 5th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
What a run it was for Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen. He had issues with control early in the final game of the Braves' series with the Philadelphia Phillies, taking the loss in a 2-0 game at Turner Field and snapping a streak of 23 straight games that he...

Evan Gattis Homers in Debut, Atlanta Braves Cruise Past Philadelphia Phillies
April 4th, 2013 at 9:39 AM
Turner Field was soggy from an entire game's worth of rain, but that didn't stop the Atlanta Braves from shelling Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies in a 9-2 win. Even better, Evan Gattis homered in his much awaited Major League debut. Already up 3-0, Gattis started the fourth inning with...