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Martin Prado Leads Atlanta Braves to 4-3 Extra Innings Victory Over Florida Marlins
August 10th, 2011 at 1:39 AM
Just when it looked like the Florida Marlins were going to spoil a phenomenal game by Brandon Beachy, Martin Prado decided that was not an option. Prado hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 11th inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to a big win over the...

Alex Gonzalez Powers Atlanta Braves to 8-5 Victory Over Florida Marlins
August 9th, 2011 at 12:08 PM
Derek Lowe rebounded from a month-long rough stretch to pitch six strong innings, and the Atlanta Braves offense provided plenty of run support in an 8-5 win over the Florida Marlins. Coming into Monday night's game against the Marlins, Lowe's last quality start was June 29 against the Seattle Mariners. After...

Chipper Jones Continues Dominance of New York Mets with Go-Ahead Single
August 7th, 2011 at 11:59 PM
Chipper Jones did not even start Sunday afternoon against the New York Mets, but he still found a way to help the Atlanta Braves beat them. As has been his habit over his career, Jones hit the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth to win the game and...

Tommy Hanson Struggles as Atlanta Braves Lose 11-7 to New York Mets
August 7th, 2011 at 2:38 AM
Citi Field has proven to be a great pitcher's park in its short tenure as the home of the New York Mets. This was clearly not the case Saturday night. ***PHOTO1*** Tommy Hanson had his worst outing of the season as the Atlanta Braves lost 11-7 to the Mets. Hanson, who...

Jose Constanza Provides Spark as Tim Hudson Leads Atlanta Braves Past New York Mets
August 6th, 2011 at 9:14 AM
Tim Hudson continued his hot streak Friday as he took the hill for the Atlanta Braves, in turn shutting down the New York Mets for a 4-1 win in the series opener. The Atlanta right-hander went seven strong innings - the sixth straight start in which he has done that -...

Freddie Freeman Named National League Rookie of the Month
August 5th, 2011 at 9:23 AM
Freddie Freeman rode an 18-game hitting streak to being named the National League's Rookie of the Month for the month of July. ***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves' first baseman compiled a 362 batting average and a .433 on-base percentage in 27 games during the month and led rookies in home runs (six) and runs scored (17),...

Dan Uggla Powers Atlanta Braves Past Washington Nationals
August 4th, 2011 at 12:14 AM
The Atlanta Braves used a three-run home run by slugger Dan Uggla to defeat the Washington Nationals 6-4 and avoid being swept for the first time this season. The Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are the only teams in the National League who have not been swept in a series this...

Jason Heyward Out of Lineup for Second Straight Game
August 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 PM
With Jason Heyward's struggles against left-handed pitching this season, it was no surprise to see him out of the lineup with a lefty on the mound for Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals. However, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez chose to sit Heyward for the second straight game for...

Washington Nationals Rock Derek Lowe as Atlanta Braves’ Skid Continues
August 2nd, 2011 at 11:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Derek Lowe saw their struggles continue as the Washington Nationals teed off in the middle innings to take the second game of a three-game set. At first, it seemed like a normal Derek Lowe start when he gave up a single in the first inning and induced...

Jair Jurrjens Struggles in Second Straight Start After All-Star Break
August 1st, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Former Atlanta Brave and current Washington Nationals' outfielder Rick Ankiel homered twice in the game, leading the Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Braves on Monday night. Atlanta ace Jair Jurrjens had is second weak outing in a row as he was chased after just five innings on the mound,...

Atlanta Braves Fail to Sweep Florida Marlins
August 1st, 2011 at 12:52 AM
The Atlanta Braves stranded 10 men Sunday afternoon at Turner Field and managed a single run on 13 hits as they failed to sweep the Florida Marlins in the series finale. This was not one for Little Leaguers to watch. Although every Braves position player hit safely at least once, they only...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Michael Bourn from Houston Astros
July 31st, 2011 at 10:37 AM
The Atlanta Braves have traded for Michael Bourn from the Houston Astros. Though they had originally gone after Carlos Beltran and Hunter Pence and were even in talks about Carlos Quintin,  the Braves landed Bourn, widely considered the fastest player in the majors. ***PHOTO1*** Houston received the currently injured Jordan Schafer and three minor...

Dan Uggla, Tim Hudson Lead Atlanta Braves to 5-1 Victory Over Florida Marlins
July 31st, 2011 at 1:16 AM
Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman continued their hot hitting, and Tim Hudson tossed a gem as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Florida Marlins 5-1 Saturday night. When the Braves acquired Uggla in the offseason, it marked the end of a long search for a right-handed power bat to stick in the middle...

Dan Uggla Extends Hit Streak to 20 Games, Powers Atlanta Braves Past Florida Marlins
July 30th, 2011 at 7:24 AM
Dan Uggla has been unstoppable for the last three weeks, and Friday he punished his former team, helping the Atlanta Braves to a 5-0 win over the Florida Marlins. Uggla extended his already career-long 20-game hitting streak to 20 games when he belted a three-run home run - his 19th of the...

Atlanta Braves Lose Out on Hunter Pence as Houston Astros Trade Him to Philadelphia Phillies
July 29th, 2011 at 10:45 PM
The Atlanta Braves were rumored to be in the hunt for a trade deadline deal for the Houston Astros' Hunter Pence, but the price for him proved to be too steep for Atlanta as the Philadelphia Phillies snatched him up Friday night. Houston landed Pence in exchange for four Phillies prospects,...

Atlanta Braves Drop Final Game of Series with Pittsburgh Pirates for Four-Game Split
July 29th, 2011 at 8:50 AM
Though the Atlanta Braves struck first in the finale of one of the more memorable series of the year, but they still could not manage to string hits together and managed a split with the Pittsburgh Pirates. It seemed Atlanta caught nothing but bad breaks with the bats as they...

Injured Chipper Jones to Continue Pinch-Hitting; Anthony Varvaro Called up to Relieve Bullpen
July 28th, 2011 at 9:21 PM
Chipper Jones will continue pinch-hitting duties for the next few days as he nurses a strained right quadriceps. Jones, who strained the quadriceps his first game back after arthroscopic knee surgery, will miss his own bobblehead night Thursday. The Atlanta Braves also called up Anthony Varvaro from Triple-A Gwinnett to give the bullpen...

David Ross Drives in Atlanta Braves’ Winning Run Over Pittsburgh Pirates in Extra Innings (Again)
July 27th, 2011 at 11:43 PM
It was not quite 19 innings, but it still took free baseball to propel the Atlanta Braves over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday at Turner Field. The Braves managed only two runs on 14 hits, but it was David Ross' RBI single in the bottom of the 10th put Atlanta in...

Scott Proctor Ends 19 Inning Game with First Career RBI
July 27th, 2011 at 2:06 AM
The Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates began tonight's game thinking it was just another game. Little did they know that a game beginning at 7:10 p.m. EST would last for nearly seven hours as the Pirates and Braves were locked into a marathon game until Scott Proctor drove in the winning...

Chipper Jones Homers, Steals Base in Return as Pittsburgh Pirates Down Atlanta Braves
July 26th, 2011 at 2:12 AM
Chipper Jones' right knee seems to be just fine after arthroscopic surgery. The Atlanta Braves' third baseman blasted a solo shot in the eighth and singled with a stolen base in the third inning, but it was not enough as the first place Pittsburgh Pirates took the first game of...