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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...

Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves: Game 94 Lineups
July 13th, 2013 at 3:28 PM
  Game #94 July 13, 2013 Cincinnati Reds Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 4:05 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: Fox Sports South Game Conditions Weather: Mostly Cloudy Temperature: 80°F - 77°F Wind: E 10 MPH Lineups: 1. Chris Heisey, LF 2. Shin-Soo Choo, CF 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Brandon Phillips, 2B 5. Jay Bruce, RF 6. Todd Frazier, 3B 7. Zack Cozart, SS 8. Corky Miller, C 9. Homer Bailey, P 1. Jose Constanza, LF 2. Andrelton Simmons, SS 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Brian McCann,...

Atlanta Braves Recall Jose Constanza Amid Outfield Injuries
July 13th, 2013 at 9:33 AM
With all of the Atlanta Braves' starting outfielders being injured within 27 hours of each other, the club has recalled Jose Constanza from Triple-A Gwinnett, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Constanza has hit .260 with 13 RBIs and 17 stolen bases in 63 games with Gwinnett this season. He has played 79 games with...

B.J. Upton, Justin Upton Injured, Kris Medlen Ineffective in Atlanta Braves Loss to Cincinnati Reds
July 13th, 2013 at 8:23 AM
The Atlanta Braves are still holding onto their first place record, but that will be even more difficult to sustain over the weekend now that all of their starting outfielders have been injured within 24 hours. B.J. Upton and Justin Upton both left Friday's 4-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds...

Cininnati Reds at Atlanta Braves: Game 93 Lineups
July 12th, 2013 at 4:40 PM
  Game #93 July 12, 2013 Cincinnati Reds Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 7:30 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: Fox Sports South Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 82°F - 76°F Wind: NE 4 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. Bronson Arroyo, P 1. Andrelton Simmons, SS 2. Reed Johnson, RF 3....

Brian Wilson to Begin Auditioning for Teams in August
July 12th, 2013 at 9:59 AM
Former San Francisco Giants reliever Brian Wilson has been working out in Hawaii during his second Tommy John surgery comeback attempt and could be ready to audition for teams at the beginning of August, Buster Olney reports. It just happens that the Atlanta Braves may be a good fit for...

Freddie Freeman Drives in Four, Atlanta Braves Take First Game from Cincinnati Reds
July 12th, 2013 at 8:16 AM
Freddie Freeman already had a good day Thursday, beating out Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig in the All-Star Game Final Vote. He verified the fans' vote with a four-RBI performance in the Atlanta Braves 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Turner Field. ***VIDEO1*** Freeman turned out the first of his three...

Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves: Game 92 Lineups
July 11th, 2013 at 5:21 PM
  Game #92 July 11, 2013 Cincinnati Reds Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 7:10 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Mostly Cloudy Temperature: 82°F - 72°F Wind: WSW 4 MPH Lineups: 1. Shin-Soo Choo, CF 2. Zack Cozart, SS 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Brandon Phillips, 2B 5. Jay Bruce, RF 6. Todd Frazier, 3B 7. Chris Heisey, LF 8. Devin Mesoraco, C 9. Mat Latos, P     1. Andrelton Simmons, SS 2. Jason...

Atlanta Braves, Freddie Freeman Host Cincinnati Reds in Four-Game Series
July 11th, 2013 at 4:58 PM
The Atlanta Braves look to carry their series win over the Miami Marlins into a four-game affair with the Cincinnati Reds at Turner Field starting Thursday. The Braves currently have a five-game lead in the National League East, while the Reds are five games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the...

Atlanta Braves Interested in Seattle Mariners’ Oliver Perez
July 10th, 2013 at 10:41 PM
In need of a veteran bullpen arm, the Atlanta Braves are interested in Seattle Mariners reliever Oliver Perez, Jon Heyman reports. With the loss of Eric O'Flaherty, Jonny Venters and now Cristhian Martinez for the season due to injuries, the Braves could use another experienced arm in a young bullpen. Perez has...

Rough First Inning, Baserunning Mistakes Cost Atlanta Braves a Win Against Miami Marlins
July 10th, 2013 at 5:05 PM
The Atlanta Braves were unable to finish off a three-game road sweep of the Miami Marlins, losing the series finale 6-2 Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park. Paul Maholm trudged through a 37-pitch, four-run first inning, which was the difference in the score, to continue his own personal road woes. Justin Ruggiano started the...

Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins: Gameday 91
July 10th, 2013 at 10:47 AM
  Game #91 July 10, 2013 Atlanta Braves Miami Marlins Game Details Time: 12:40 PM EDT Stadium: Marlins Park (Miami, FL) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Mostly Cloudy Temperature: 88°F - 86°F Wind: SE 10 MPH Lineups: 1. Tyler Pastornicky, SS 2. Jason Heyward, RF 3. Justin Upton, LF 4. Freddie Freeman, 1B 5. Chris Johnson, 3B 6. Dan Uggla, 2B 7. B.J. Upton, CF 8. Gerald Laird, C 9. Paul Maholm, P 1. Justin Ruggiano, LF 2. Ed Lucas, 1B 3. Giancarlo Stanton, RF 4. Marcell Ozuna, CF 5. Placido Polanco, 3B 6. Donovan Solano,...

Justin Upton, B.J. Upton Break Out in Atlanta Braves Win Over Miami Marlins
July 10th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
B.J. Upton and Justin Upton have essentially been empty spots in the Atlanta Braves lineup most of the season. They very well may have changed that on Tuesday as they both produced in big ways in a 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. ***VIDEO1*** Justin produced two doubles and...

Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins: Gameday 90
July 9th, 2013 at 5:49 PM
  Game #90 July 9, 2013 Atlanta Braves Miami Marlins Game Details Time: 7:10 PM EDT Stadium: Marlins Park (Miami, FL) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 81°F - 79°F Wind: ESE 8 MPH Lineups: 1. Andrelton Simmons, SS 2. Jason Heyward, RF 3. Justin Upton, LF 4. Freddie Freeman, 1B 5. Brian McCann, C 6. Dan Uggla, 2B 7. B.J. Upton, CF 8. Chris Johnson, 3B 9. Julio Teheran, P 1. Justin Ruggiano, LF 2. Ed Lucas, 3B 3. Giancarlo Stanton, RF 4. Logan Morrison, 1B 5. Marcell Ozuna, CF 6. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS 7. Derek Dietrich, 2B 8....

Atlanta Braves Bat Around in 14th Inning of Win Over Miami Marlins
July 9th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
It took a little over four hours, but the Atlanta Braves came away with a win in a wild 14th inning rally for a 7-1 victory in the series opener with the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. ***VIDEO1*** For a time, it seemed the Braves were doomed to the same road futility...

Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann Splits National League Player of the Week with Cininnati Reds’ Homer Bailey
July 8th, 2013 at 6:14 PM
Atlanta Braves' catcher Brian McCann and Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Homer Bailey have split the National League Player of the Week honors for last week, Mark Bowman tweets.   Brian McCann and Homer Bailey shared NL Player of the Week honors. McCann hit .600 with a 1.480 OPS in six games last week....

Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins: Gameday 89
July 8th, 2013 at 5:28 PM
  Game #89 July 8, 2013 Atlanta Braves Miami Marlins Game Details Time: 7:10 PM EDT Stadium: Marlins Park (Miami, FL) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Mostly Sunny Temperature: 82°F - 79°F Wind: E 12 MPH Lineups: 1. Andrelton Simmons, SS 2. Jason Heyward, RF 3. Justin Upton, LF 4. Freddie Freeman, 1B 5. Brian McCann, C 6. Dan Uggla, 2B 7. B.J. Upton, CF 8. Chris Johnson, 3B 9. Mike Minor, P 1. Justin Ruggiano, LF 2. Ed Lucas, 3B 3. Giancarlo Stanton, RF 4. Marcell Ozuna, CF 5. Logan Morrison, 1B 6. Adeiny Hechavarria,...

Atlanta Braves Aim to Right Road Woes Against Miami Marlins: Series Preview
July 8th, 2013 at 4:17 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been terrible on the road recently, and they look to correct that with a three-game series against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Braves, who are coming off a home series loss to the Marlins and a road loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, have lost 25...

Atlanta Braves Express Interest in Chicago White Sox Reliever Matt Thornton
July 7th, 2013 at 9:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves, in need of a veteran bullpen arm, have expressed "limited" interest in Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton, Ken Rosenthal tweets.   Sources: #WhiteSox’s Thornton on long #RedSox list of possible bullpen targets. #Braves also inquired on Thornton; interest “limited.” — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 7, 2013 Thornton has posted a...