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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...

Jordan Schafer Diagnosed with Broken Finger, not Headed for Disabled List; Wilkin Ramirez Optioned to Minors
July 25th, 2011 at 9:36 PM
X-rays taken Monday on Jordan Schafer's jammed middle finger revealed a chip fracture. The 24-year-old outfielder, however, is unlikely to see the disabled list. Schafer took some swings and threw some in the indoor batting cages at Turner Field before the Atlanta Braves started their four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates....

Cincinnatti Reds Win Series Over Atlanta Braves in Walk-off Fashion
July 25th, 2011 at 8:40 AM
It took the Atlanta Braves seven innings to pull even with the Cincinnati Reds in the series finale Sunday. It took one pitch in the bottom of the ninth for the Reds to win it. Scott Linebrink served up a thigh-high fastball that caught too much of the outside part of...

Huge Seventh Inning Leads to Cincinnati Reds Rout of Atlanta Braves
July 24th, 2011 at 9:23 AM
Derek Lowe and the Atlanta Braves seemed to be cruising to another low scoring win Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds. And then the wheels came off. Lowe had done it all for the Braves for more than half the game. He drove in their only two runs of the game with...

Jason Heyward, Brooks Conrad Lead Comeback as Atlanta Braves Split Series with 9-6 Victory Over Colorado Rockies
July 22nd, 2011 at 3:13 AM
Tommy Hanson had his worst start of the season, giving up six runs in six innings. He still managed to get the win. Despite being down 4-0 after two innings, the Atlanta Braves fought back and defeated the Colorado Rockies 9-6 to split the four-game series. In an offensive slugfest that featured...

Martin Prado’s Error the Difference, Colorado Rockies Eek Out Walk-off Win Over Atlanta Braves
July 21st, 2011 at 9:14 AM
Martin Prado is usually known as a sure-handed defender, but the it was the one that got away from in the bottom of the ninth inning that led to the Colorado Rockies taking the third game of the series against the Atlanta Braves. With Eric O'Flaherty on the hill with two...

Atlanta Braves Reportedly Interested in Carlos Beltran
July 20th, 2011 at 3:01 PM
The Atlanta Braves are reportedly interested in acquiring Carlos Beltran from the New York Mets, mlb.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** The Mets are willing to foot the rest of Beltran's contract for the year - about $6 million - meaning they would be looking for highly ranked prospects, and the Braves have plenty of...