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Atlanta Braves Tee Off on Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies for Opening Day Win
April 2nd, 2013 at 8:29 AM
The Atlanta Braves entered the season with expectations of a ton of home runs and a ton of stikeouts. They fulfilled those expectations by blasting three home runs off Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels in a 7-5 Opening Day win in front of a crowd of 51,456 at Turner Field. Freddie Freeman got...

Team USA Drops World Baseball Classic Opener to Mexico
March 9th, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Team USA came out flat in its World Baseball Classic debut at Chase Field Friday night against Mexico. R.A. Dickey gave up four runs in the 5-2 loss. Dickey's famous knuckleball was flat in the strike zone, giving up four runs on six hits in four innings. Adrian Gonzalez particularly plagued...

Atlanta Braves’ World Series Hopes Dashed by Sloppy Defense in 6-3 Loss to St. Louis Cardinals
October 5th, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves didn't quite get the storybook ending they wanted. The Braves ended the season with a six-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the Wild Card standings. However, with the new rule implemented by Major League Baseball that has the two Wild Card teams face...

Atlanta Braves Use Eight Pitchers to Claim 4-0 Victory Over Pittsburgh Pirates in Regular Season Finale
October 3rd, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Ben Sheets started the last game of his career in the Atlanta Braves' regular season finale, and the Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The Braves used eight pitchers, with Sheets striking out two batters in his one inning of work.  "I'm just glad they gave me an opportunity...

Atlanta Braves Rest Starters, Fall to Pittsburgh Pirates
October 3rd, 2012 at 9:00 AM
A day after being eliminated from the NL East division title race, the Atlanta Braves treated Tuesday's game like Spring Training and rested the majority of their starters. Pittsburgh put up 3 runs in the fifth inning as the Braves fall, 5-1. Tommy Hanson, who has been a disappointment this season,...

Atlanta Braves Seal Wild Card Fate with Loss to Pittsburgh Pirates
October 2nd, 2012 at 8:33 AM
It's official. The Atlanta Braves, after taking a loss Monday night to the Pittsburgh Pirates, will finish second in the National League East and will be the first Wild Card team. Their fate was sealed via a 2-1 final at PNC Park. To win the division, the Braves would have had...

Atlanta Braves, Kris Medlen Set Major League Record in Chipper Jones’ Last Home Game
September 30th, 2012 at 5:36 PM
Chipper Jones saw his career at Turner Field come to an end Sunday, but the Atlanta Braves showcased what may be the future of the franchise when they set a Major League record of most consecutive wins started by Kris Medlen in their series-clinching 6-2 win over the New York...

New York Mets Snap Atlanta Braves’ Winning Streak at Five on Chipper Jones Day
September 29th, 2012 at 9:34 AM
All it took for the New York Mets to ruin Chipper Jones Day for the Atlanta Braves was one pitch off the bat of Lucas Duda. The 3-1 loss halted the Braves' five-game winning streak on the day they honored their legendary third baseman in front of a sellout crowd...

Dan Uggla Drives in Three, Atlanta Braves Sweep Miami Marlins
September 28th, 2012 at 8:15 AM
The Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight game Thursday night, riding the red hot bat of Dan Uggla to sweep the MIami Marlins in a 6-2 game. Uggla went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead Atlanta to their 10th win in 12 games. The win also keeps pressure...

Atlanta Braves Shut Out Miami Marlins 3-0 Behind Paul Maholm’s Strong Outing
September 26th, 2012 at 11:58 PM
The Atlanta Braves didn't mount much of an offense against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, but it didn't matter with Paul Maholm on the mound. The Braves claimed a 3-0 victory over the Marlins despite recording only four hits. Maholm threw 6 2/3 shutout innings and allowed only five hits....

Freddie Freeman Clinches Playoff Berth for Atlanta Braves with Walk-off Homer Over Miami Marlins
September 26th, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Freddie Freeman hit the biggest home run of his life Tuesday night to officially put 2011's September collapse in the past and secure a playoff berth for the Atlanta Braves. Freeman's walk-off two-run home run in the ninth inning gave the Braves a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins in...

Atlanta Braves Ride Tim Hudson’s Gem Past Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies
September 23rd, 2012 at 7:57 PM
The Atlanta Braves secured another vital win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, when Tim Hudson out-dueled Cliff Lee en route to a 2-1 victory to secure the seires and extend their Wild Card lead. Hudson reversed his previous course after two shaky outings and threw 7 1/3 innings while giving...

Tommy Hanson Gives up Three Homers in Atlanta Braves Loss to Philadelphia Phillies
September 22nd, 2012 at 10:09 AM
Tommy Hanson just keeps giving the Atlanta Braves reason to remove him from the rotation. The struggling righty gave up three home runs in the Braves' 6-2 series opening loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday at Citizens Bank Park. The loss also allowed the Phillies to keep building on their...

Atlanta Braves Take Series with Miami Marlins, Win 21st Consecutive Game Started by Kris Medlen
September 20th, 2012 at 8:36 AM
Kris Medlen has already garnered comparisons to Greg Maddux in his young career, but he drew a direct comparison to another Hall of Fame pitcher after the Atlanta Braves won his 21st straight start to take the series from the Miami Marlins in a 3-0 final. While Medlen improved to 8-0...

Atlanta Braves Come Back in Ninth, Lose in 10 to Miami Marlins
September 19th, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Just when the Atlanta Braves were about to be shut out to end their four-game winning streak, they staged a four-run rally in the ninth inning en route to losing 4-3 to Miami Marlins in the 10th inning anyway Tuesday night at Marlins Park. Heath Bell threw a 1-2-3 10th inning...

Atlanta Braves Preserve Early Lead for Tim Hudson, Beat Miami Marlins for Fourth Straight Win
September 18th, 2012 at 8:35 AM
The Atlanta Braves still have the National League East in their sights, and their 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on Monday provided them with their fourth straight win. The Braves even had to survive a comeback attempt by the Marlins after building a six-run lead but held...

Atlanta Braves’ Hit Batter Drives in Winning Run for Victory Over Washington Nationals
September 15th, 2012 at 10:27 PM
A night after the Atlanta Braves won a walk-off due to an error by Washington Nationals, they won in another unconventional fashion on Saturday when Andrelton Simmons was hit by a pitch to drive in the winning run. The Braves won 5-4 in another close game at Turner Field. David Ross...

Kris Medlen Dominates, Atlanta Braves Win 2-1 in Walk-Off Fashion Against Washington Nationals
September 15th, 2012 at 12:01 PM
The Washington Nationals have seemingly had the Atlanta Braves' number all year long. The Braves were finally able to exact a little revenge due to a stellar pitching performance from Kris Medlen and a little luck.  While the Braves were kept in check most of the night, they were able to...

Eight-run Inning Leads to Milwaukee Brewers Sweep of Atlanta Braves
September 13th, 2012 at 8:53 AM
Just three days after completing a sweep of the New York Mets, the sputtering Atlanta Braves were themselves swept by the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The 8-2 loss ends the Braves road trip with a 3-3 record and back where they started with their 5 1/2-game Wild Card lead. "We're...

Atlanta Braves Lose Sloppy Game to Milwaukee Brewers
September 11th, 2012 at 8:38 AM
The Atlanta Braves couldn't have played a more fundamentally unsound game Monday night against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Despite collecting 10 hits, the Braves lost a 4-1 ballgame and had four runners thrown out on the base paths. The only Braves run came in the fifth inning off an...