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Atlanta Braves Rally, Defeat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 in Extra Innings
August 18th, 2012 at 3:38 PM
It looked like the Atlanta Braves were on their way to a loss in the series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. However, the Braves rallied in the eighth inning and won on a Juan Francisco walk-off single in the 11th inning. After two quick outs in the...

Chipper Jones Lifts Atlanta Braves Over San Diego Padres with Two Homers, Hit No. 2,700
August 17th, 2012 at 8:50 AM
Atlanta Braves fans are letting Chipper Jones know how much they appreciate his long career. In the Braves' 6-0 over the San Diego Padres at Turner Field on Thursday, Jones blasted two home runs and received two curtain calls. Even if he just hit one home run, it would have been...

Dan Uggla’s Home Run Backs Paul Maholm in Atlanta Braves Win Over San Diego Padres
August 16th, 2012 at 8:42 AM
Let it be known - Dan Uggla has snapped out of his two-month long slump. The Atlanta Braves second baseman belted a three-run homer to back another solid start by Paul Maholm in the Braves' 6-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday at Turner Field. Uggla belted a two-out,...

Atlanta Braves Shut Out San Diego Padres Behind Tim Hudson and the Long Ball
August 14th, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Tim Hudson wasn't going to let the Atlanta Braves' previous two losses turn into a losing streak. Hudson pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings as the Braves claimed a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Hudson gave up only two hits and a walk while striking out four...

San Diego Padres Silence Atlanta Braves Bats
August 14th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
The Atlanta Braves dropped their second straight game Monday night. This time it was in the series opener with the San Diego Padres at Turner Field, where Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults kept the Braves offense off-balance in the 4-1 loss. The Padres, meanwhile, used a little luck to manufacture three...

Freddie Freeman Drives in Five, Atlanta Braves Roll Past New York Mets
August 12th, 2012 at 12:18 AM
New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana has always had trouble winning against the Atlanta Braves, but the last two outings have been brutal for him. Freddie Freeman led the Braves charge in the 9-3 win at Citi Field on Saturday night, and Santana didn't even get out of the...

Paul Maholm Shuts Out New York Mets for First Win with Atlanta Braves
August 11th, 2012 at 8:55 AM
The Atlanta Braves should be glad they missed out on Ryan Dempster before the trade deadline, as their second choice has clearly made his adjustments better. Paul Maholm shut out the New York Mets on Friday, giving up only three hits in the Braves' 4-0 win at Citi Field. Maholm needed...

Atlanta Braves Minor Leaguer Suspended 50 Games for Steroids
August 10th, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Major League Baseball announced Friday that Atlanta Braves minor league starting pitcher Darrel Leiva has been suspended 50 games for the use of performance enhancing drugs, Dave O'Brien reports. The 18-year-old Leiva, who was pitching in the Dominican Summer League, tested positive metabolites of Nandrolone and Stanazolol, two forms of steroids. He...

Offense Erupts as Atlanta Braves Claim 12-6 Victory Over Philadelphia Phillies
August 8th, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Tim Hudson blew a five-run lead, but the Atlanta Braves came roaring back to claim a 12-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the rubber game of the series on Wednesday night. Usually when the offense gives Hudson a big lead, it's a guaranteed win. However, Hudson gave up five runs...

Cole Hamels Deals Shutout in Philadelphia Phillies’ 3-0 Victory Over Atlanta Braves
August 7th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Cole Hamels was on his game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Hamels shut down the Braves hitters in the Philadelphia Phillies' 3-0 victory over the Braves in the second game of their series in Philadelphia. Hamels, who recently signed a mammoth contract extension with the Phillies, threw a complete...

Kris Medlen Strong Again, Atlanta Braves Finish Off Houston Astros
August 5th, 2012 at 7:55 PM
Kris Medlen is going to give the Atlanta Braves fits once Tommy Hanson is off the disabled list on how to best utilize him. The young righty put together another strong outing in his second start of the season, taking a no decision in the Braves' 6-1 win over the Houston...

Justin Maxwell Hits Two Homers for Houston Astros, Spoils Paul Maholm’s Atlanta Braves Debut
August 5th, 2012 at 8:57 AM
A grand total of two mistakes cost Paul Maholm in his Atlanta Braves debut Saturday. Houston Astros center fielder Justin Maxwell pelted two home runs in the 3-2 loss Turner Field. Maxwell drove in the first two runs for Houston in the fourth with a two-run shot and added a solo...

Tim Hudson Reaches Milestone in Atlanta Braves Win Over Houston Astros
August 4th, 2012 at 8:52 AM
With the Atlanta Braves bullpen desperately needing a break, Tim Hudson churned out a strong start into the eighth inning to win his fifth straight decision. Little did he know, it was also his 100th win as a member of the Braves as they beat the hapless Houston Astros 4-1...

Atlanta Braves Weather Storm, Take Three of Four from Miami Marlins After Rain Delay
August 3rd, 2012 at 8:28 AM
The Atlanta Braves used three-run innings in the first two frames to best the Miami Marlins in a 6-1 ballgame that also brought their homestand record to 6-1 Thursday at Turner Field. The win, which occurred after sitting through a rain delay, was their eighth in nine games. The Braves pelted...

Ben Sheets Finally Takes Loss as Miami Marlins End Atlanta Braves’ Win Streak
August 2nd, 2012 at 8:27 AM
Ben Sheets entered Wednesday's game with the Miami Marlins looking for his four straight win since joining the Atlanta Braves after nearly two years out of baseball. Instead, he ran into bad luck in a three-run first inning as the Braves' seven-game winning streak was snapped with a 4-2 final...

Atlanta Braves Win Seventh in a Row After Defeating the Marlins
August 1st, 2012 at 7:29 AM
The Atlanta Braves have turned back the clock and are winning like the days of old: with dominant starting pitching. Kris Medlen made his first start in over two years and allowed four hits, one run and one walk with three strikeouts in five innings. "He gave us everything we wanted...

Monday Curse Snapped, Atlanta Braves Take Series Opener with Miami Marlins
July 31st, 2012 at 8:45 AM
It wasn't as epic a curse as the Curse of the Bambino, but the Atlanta Braves finally snapped their 2012 Monday Curse on the 13th try. After going 0-12 on Mondays this year, the Braves - with the exception of Tommy Hanson - went with a traditional high socks look...

Arodys Vizcaino, Jaye Chapman Named as Players Sent to Chicago Cubs for Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson
July 30th, 2012 at 11:49 PM
The mystery minor league pitchers in the Atlanta Braves deal with the Chicago Cubs has finally been solved. Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Braves sent Jaye Chapman and Arodys Vizcaino to the Cubs in exchange for Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm. ***PHOTO1*** Vizcaino, 21, underwent Tommy John surgery this spring and has a...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Reed Johnson, Paul Maholm from Chicago Cubs
July 30th, 2012 at 11:17 PM
The Atlanta Braves have satisfied their need for a starting pitcher and backup outfielder by trading for lefty Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson from the Chicago Cubs in a deal just over half a day before the trade deadline Tuesday, John Paul Morosi tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Not all details are available at the...

Atlanta Braves Finish Off Sweep of Philadelphia Phillies
July 29th, 2012 at 10:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves capped off a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday afternoon at Turner Field. The 6-2 ballgame finished the second Braves sweep of the Phillies this season, the first time that has happened since 2000. The sweep was also exactly what the Braves needed to start a 10-game...