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Atlanta Braves Look to Right Ship Against Washington Nationals
April 29th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
After being swept by the Detroit Tigers and going 3-7 on their road trip, the Atlanta Braves limp back to Turner Field for a four-game set with the Washington Nationals, who only picked up one game during the Braves skid by going 4-6 over their last 10 games and remain...

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...

Series Preview: Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers
April 26th, 2013 at 8:37 AM
The Atlanta Braves travel to Comerica Park on Friday to start their first series of the season in an American League stadium. The three-game series with the Detroit Tigers has the potential to boost the Braves and the best record in baseball. Most importantly, the Braves will miss both Justin Verlander...

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...

Series Preview: Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies
April 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 AM
An Atlanta Braves team on a three-game skid is in Denver to play a red-hot Colorado Rockies team for a three-game series over two days at Coors Fields. Snow postponed the first game on Monday, meaning it will be made up as a doubleheader on Tuesday, complicating things for Dan Uggla,...

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...

Series Preview: Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates
April 18th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
After a brief two-game set with the Kansas City Royals at home, the Atlanta Braves have hit the road again for a 10-game road trip. They start by hitting PNC Park to play the Pittsburgh Pirates in a four-game series starting Thursday. Although the Braves had their streak of 10 consecutive...

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...

Starting Lineups for Kansas City Royals at Atlanta Braves: 4/17/2013
April 17th, 2013 at 10:47 AM
The Atlanta Braves host the Kansas City Royals for the final game in their two-game series this afternoon.  It's an early start in Atlanta, with the games first pitch scheduled for 12:10pm.  Mike Minor is going for this third win in as many starts.  Here are the lineups: Royals: 1. Alex Gordon, LF 2. Alcides Escobar, SS 3....

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...

Series Preview: Kansas City Royals at Atlanta Braves
April 16th, 2013 at 8:42 AM
Thanks to the Houston Astros switching leagues, interleague play comes to the Atlanta Braves in mid-April. The short two-game set is the only taste the Braves get of both the Kansas City Royals and Turner Field before hitting the road for another 10-game road trip. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves enter the series with...

Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals to Honor Jackie Robinson Tuesday
April 15th, 2013 at 8:19 AM
On Monday, the majority of Major League Baseball will mark Jackie Robinson Day, but the Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals will celebrate on Tuesday because both clubs have a day off on Monday. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves and Royals, as well as every other Major League team, will wear Robinson's no. 42...

Toronto Blue Jays Interested in Trading with Atlanta Braves for Tyler Pastornicky
April 14th, 2013 at 7:21 PM
The Toronto Blue Jays have expressed interest to the Atlanta Braves for a trade involving Tyler Pastornicky, Jim Bowden tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Pastornicky originally came to Braves in the July 2010 trade that also brought Alex Gonzalez to Atlanta while shipping off Yunel Escobar, but the Blue Jays are desperate for a stopgap...

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...