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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...

Atlanta Braves Line up Rotation to Start Kris Medlen in One-Game Wild Card Playoff
September 22nd, 2012 at 9:52 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez adjusted his starting rotation so that Kris Medlen would start the one-game Wild Card playoff. Gonzalez flipped Medlen with Paul Maholm in the rotation so that Medlen would be lined up to start the one-game playoff should the Braves end up as one of the two National...

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 Outfielder Martin Prado Proving to Be Clutch
September 19th, 2012 at 1:59 PM
It's no question that the Atlanta Braves are desperate for Dan Uggla and Brian McCann to start producing like they are capable. However, perhaps there is no more important Braves position player than Martin Prado, who's proving to be one of the most clutch hitters in all of baseball. Prado's ability...

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...

Atlanta Braves Enter Weekend with Vital Series Against Washington Nationals
September 14th, 2012 at 7:46 PM
A reeling Atlanta Braves offense knows it is essentially out of the National League East race, but a three-game series with the Washington Nationals with a ton of potential momentum awaits them this weekend at Turner Field. The Nationals enter Friday with an 8 1/2-game lead after completing two consecutive sweeps,...

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 Release 2013 Regular Season Schedule
September 12th, 2012 at 3:51 PM
For the first time since 2010 and just the third time in three years, the Atlanta Braves will open their season at Turner Field when the 2013 season commences. The Braves will open the season April 1 at home versus the Philadelphia Phillies in a three-game series. They will then host...

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...

Andrelton Simmons Returns to Atlanta Braves Lineup Against Milwaukee Brewers
September 10th, 2012 at 6:11 PM
Andrelton Simmons will finally return to the Atlanta Braves lineup Monday in the series opener with the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park for his first Major League action in two months. Simmons broke his hand hustling out a double on July 8, and has gone from Mobile to Rome to Lynchburg...

Brian McCann’s Sac Fly in 10th Inning Leads Atlanta Braves to Sweep of New York Mets
September 9th, 2012 at 9:32 PM
The road back to production continued for Brian McCann on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, when he hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lead the Atlanta Braves in a sweep of the New York Mets in a 3-2 final. The sac fly was McCann's sixth RBI in...

Dan Uggla, Brian McCann Muscle Atlanta Braves Past New York Mets
September 8th, 2012 at 9:42 PM
One thought must be going through every Atlanta Braves fan now that Dan Uggla and Brian McCann had a slump-busting game in the Braves' 11-3 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field on Saturday. It's about time. While it also happens that the Braves won the 19th straight game started...

Atlanta Braves Claim Second Consecutive 1-0 Victory Over Colorado Rockies
September 6th, 2012 at 9:48 PM
The Atlanta Braves managed to defeat the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Wednesday due to an unearned run. That unlikely scenario unfolded again on Thursday afternoon when the Braves claimed another 1-0 victory over the Rockies in an unusual fashion. Juan Francisco raced home to score the game's lone run when pitcher Jhoulys...

Atlanta Braves Can’t Capitalize on Scoring Chances, Fall to Colorado Rockies
September 5th, 2012 at 8:38 AM
The night after the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies with more runs than hits in the line score, the Braves scored exactly no runs in the 6-0 loss Tuesday at Turner Field. The Braves compounded things by making three errors in the field. Tommy Hanson took the loss - his...

Kris Medlen Wins National League Pitcher of the Month Award
September 4th, 2012 at 7:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** Major League Baseball announced Tuesday what everyone already knew. Kris Medlen was the National League Pitcher of the Mont during August. Medlen compiled a scant 0.50 ERA during August with just two earned runs over 35 2/3 innings. Combine that with a 4-0 record and 35 strikeouts, and the choice was...