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Atlanta Braves Call up Kameron Loe, Option Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A
July 21st, 2013 at 2:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves have called up right-handed reliever Kameron Loe from Triple-A Gwinnett to add more bullpen depth. To make room for Loe, they optioned Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett. Loe started the season with the Seattle Mariners, where he struggled through 6 2/3 innings, giving up eight runs. He was...

Atlanta Braves at Chicago White Sox: Game 98 Lineups
July 21st, 2013 at 1:07 PM
  Game #98 July 21, 2013 Atlanta Braves Chicago White Sox Game Details Time: 2:10 PM EDT Stadium: U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago, IL) Broadcast: Fox Sports South Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 83°F - 82°F Wind: E 6 MPH Lineups: 1. Andrelton Simmons, SS 2. Chris Johnson, 3B 3. Justin Upton, RF 4. Freddie Freeman, 1B 5. Brian McCann, DH 6. Evan Gattis, LF 7. Dan Uggla, 2B 8. Reed Johnson, CF 9. Gerald Laird, C     1. Alejandro De Aza, CF 2. Alexei Ramirez, SS 3....

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...

Atlanta Braves at Chicago White Sox: Game 97 Lineups
July 20th, 2013 at 3:51 PM
  Game #97 July 20, 2013 Atlanta Braves Chicago White Sox Game Details Time: 4:05 PM EDT Stadium: U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago, IL) Broadcast: Fox Game Conditions Weather: Mostly Sunny Temperature: 83°F - 78°F Wind: NNE 9 MPH Lineups: 1. Jose Constanza, CF 2. Chris Johnson, 3B 3. Justin Upton, RF 4. Freddie Freeman, 1B 5. Brian McCann, DH 6. Evan Gattis, C 7. Dan Uggla, 2B 8. Andrelton Simmons, SS 9. Joey Terdoslavich, LF         1. Alejandro De Aza, CF 2. Alexei Ramirez,...

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...

Atlanta Braves at Chicago White Sox: Game 96 Lineups
July 19th, 2013 at 5:27 PM
  Game #96 July 19, 2013 Atlanta Braves Chicago White Sox Game Details Time: 8:10 PM EDT Stadium: U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago, IL) Broadcast: Fox Sports South Game Conditions Weather: Mostly Cloudy Temperature: 84°F - 79°F Wind: SW 15 MPH Lineups: 1. Jose Constanza, LF 2. Reed Johnson, CF 3. Justin Upton, RF 4. Brian McCann, C 5. Evan Gattis, DH 6. Dan Uggla, 2B 7. Chris Johnson, 3B 8. Andrelton Simmons, SS 9. Joey Terdoslavich, 1B 1....

Atlanta Braves Start Second Half by Visiting Chicago White Sox: Series Preview and Schedule
July 19th, 2013 at 3:51 PM
The Atlanta Braves kick off their second half by traveling to U.S. Cellular Field for a three-game set with the Chicago White Sox. The Braves, despite their essentially .500 stretch since a 13-2 start, enter with a six-game lead in the National League East, the biggest division lead in baseball. The White...

Could Atlanta Braves Use Joey Terdoslavich as Trade Bait?
July 19th, 2013 at 10:35 AM
It's well established that the Atlanta Braves are in the market for a left-handed relief pitcher, but what's been less obvious is who they would include in a trade for one. Enter prospect Joey Terdoslavich, who would likely fit that mold nicely. The Braves' sixth round pick in 2010, if he...

Atlanta Braves Express Interest in Milwaukee Brewers Reliever Mike Gonzalez
July 18th, 2013 at 8:19 PM
With Alex Wood projected to join the Atlanta Braves starting rotation in the future, the club is now down to one left-handed reliever. The Braves were previously in the market for a veteran relief pitcher, but now they're specifically looking for a lefty, Mark Bowman reports. ***VIDEO1*** Assuming Wood ends up in...

Atlanta Braves Showing Interest in Chicago White Sox Pitcher Jesse Crain
July 17th, 2013 at 11:20 PM
The scope of the Atlanta Braves trade targets is steadily getting wider. In their quest to acquire a veteran bullpen arm, they have shown interest in Chicago White Sox reliever Jesse Crain, Jim Bowden reports. Crain has put up outstanding numbers this year for the White Sox, who dwell in the...

Major League Baseball “Confident” in Expanded Replay Next Season
July 17th, 2013 at 5:02 PM
Major League Baseball is poised to expand its instant replay system for the 2014 season, Sports Illustrated reports. MLB rules, instituted beginning in the 2008 season, currently only allow for replays initiated by umpires on disputed home run calls. Any changes, which would need to be agreed upon by the players...

Mariano Rivera Wins 2013 All-Star Game MVP: Video
July 17th, 2013 at 3:24 PM
He may play for the New York Yankees, but Mariano Rivera will retire at the end of this season as the game's all-time best closer. Rivera was recognized as such with the All-Star Game MVP award Tuesday night at Citi Field. ***VIDEO1*** Rivera worked a perfect eighth inning in a set up...

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...

Are Atlanta Braves Interested in Trading for Tim Lincecum?
July 16th, 2013 at 6:19 PM
The Atlanta Braves are looking to deal for a veteran reliever, and there are several teams interested in trading for San Francisco Giants' starting pitcher Tim Lincecum to use as a reliever, Jon Paul Morosi writes. The Braves could be a good fit, noting injuries to Cristhian Martinez, Jonny Venters and...

2013 All-Star Game Starting Lineups: Game Thread
July 16th, 2013 at 3:28 PM
  2013 All-Star Game July 16, 2013 American League National League Game Details Time: 8:00 PM EDT Stadium: Citi Field (Flushing, NY) Broadcast: FOX Game Conditions Weather: Sunny Temperature: 91°F - 83°F Wind: N 7 MPH Lineups: 1. Mike Trout, CF 2. Robinson Cano, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Chris Davis, 1B 5. Jose Bautista, RF 6. David Ortiz, DH 7. Adam Jones, CF 8. Joe Mauer, C 9. J.J. Hardy, SS         1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2....

Atlanta Braves Carry National League East Lead into Second Half
July 15th, 2013 at 4:24 PM
This year's version of the Atlanta Braves is nothing short of an enigma, but they still have the National League East lead heading into the second half of the season. After a red hot 13-2 start, the Braves have gone 41-39 in truly erratic fashion. They have truly lived and died...

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...

Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves: Game 95 Lineups
July 14th, 2013 at 12:32 PM
  Game #95 July 14, 2013 Cincinnati Reds Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 1:35 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: Fox Sports South Game Conditions Weather: Mostly Cloudy Temperature: 78°F - 79°F Wind: E 11 MPH Lineups: 1. Shin-Soo Choo, CF 2. Derrick Robinson, LF 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Brandon Phillips, 2B 5. Jay Bruce, RF 6. Todd Frazier, 3B 7. Zack Cozart, SS 8. Devin Mesoraco, C 9. Tony Cingrani, P 1. Jose Constanza, LF 2. Andrelton Simmons, SS 3. Chris Johnson, 3B 4. Evan...

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...

Alex Wood Optioned to Triple-A by Atlanta Braves
July 13th, 2013 at 5:10 PM
In order to make room for Jose Constanza on the 25-man roster, the Atlanta Braves have optioned pitcher Alex Wood to the Triple-A Gwinnett, the team announced on their Twitter feed.   Alex Wood has been optioned to Gwinnett to make room for Jose Constanza. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 13, 2013 Wood threw...