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Atlanta Braves Fall Half-game Behind St. Louis Cardinals for National League Homefield Advantage
September 25th, 2013 at 10:57 PM
After only mustering two hits in a shutout loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Atlanta Braves now have the National League's second best record, falling a half game behind the St. Louis Cardinals in their quest for homefield advantage. The Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals on Wednesday afternoon, which, combined with Atlanta's...

Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves: Game 158 Starting Lineups
September 25th, 2013 at 6:39 PM
  Game #158 September 25, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 7:10 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Cloudy Temperature: 67°F - 65°F Wind: E 6 MPH Lineups: 1. Norichika Aoki, RF 2. Carlos Gomez, CF 3. Jonathan Lucroy, C 4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B 5. Khris Davis, LF 6. Jeff Bianchi, SS 7. Sean Halton, 1B 8. Scooter Gennett, 2B 9. Kyle Lohse, P 1. Andrelton Simmons, SS 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Evan...

Atlanta Braves Walk-Off with Win Over Milwaukee Brewers
September 24th, 2013 at 10:58 PM
Andrelton Simmons hit a ninth inning walk-off single that scored Justin Upton with the winning run as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Tuesday night at Turner Field in Atlanta. ***PHOTO1*** Freddy Garcia allowed two runs through 6 2/3 innings for the Braves, who inch closer to home field advantage for...

Atlanta Braves Still Fighting for Home Field Advantage
September 24th, 2013 at 12:58 PM
With the National League East division title in their possession, the Atlanta Braves must keep winning in order to obtain the coveted home field advantage for the duration of the NL playoffs. At 92-64, the Braves currently have the NL's best record, but only by a half game margin over the...

Atlanta Braves Rejected Trade Deadline Offer from Texas Rangers for Justin Upton
September 24th, 2013 at 8:16 AM
In what would have been the biggest trade of the year, the Atlanta Braves were approached by the Texas Rangers just before July's trade deadline with a blockbuster deal involving Justin Upton, Bob Nigtengale reports. The move would have made up for the 50-game Biogenesis steroid suspension of Nelson Cruz, who...

Bats Silent as Atlanta Braves Fall to Milwaukee Brewers
September 23rd, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Marco Estrada pitched seven innings of scoreless baseball and the Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff allowed only three hits as the Brewers cruised to a 5-0 shutout of the Atlanta Braves Monday night at Turner Field in Atlanta. A day after clinching the National League East division title, the Braves were unable...

Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves: Game 156 Starting Lineups
September 23rd, 2013 at 6:00 PM
  Game #156 September 23, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 7:10 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 77°F - 66°F Wind: ESE 7 MPH Lineups: 1. Norichika Aoki, RF 2. Carlos Gomez, CF 3. Jonathan Lucroy, C 4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B 5. Khris Davis, LF 6. Sean Halton, 1B 7. Yuniesky Betancourt, 2B 8. Jeff Bianchi, SS 9. Marco Estrada, P 1. Jason Heyward, CF 2. Jordan...

Atlanta Braves Own Tiebreakers Over St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers for Homefield Advantage
September 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves have taken care of business against the teams they needed to beat, which has resulted in them owning the tiebreakers over the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers for homefield advantage. The Dodgers were owned by the Braves 5-2 in the season series. They're currently 2 1/2...

Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs: Game 155 Starting Lineups
September 22nd, 2013 at 1:10 PM
  Game #155 September 22, 2013 Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Game Details Time: 2:20 PM EDT Stadium: Wrigley Field (Chicago, IL) Broadcast: Fox Sports South Game Conditions Weather: Sunny Temperature: 62°F - 63°F Wind: ENE 7 MPH Lineups: 1. Jason Heyward, CF 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Chris Johnson, 3B 5. Brian McCann, C 6. Evan Gattis, LF 7. Andrelton Simmons, SS 8. Elliot Johnson, 2B 9. Julio Teheran, P 1. Starlin Castro, SS 2. Luis...

Atlanta Braves Blow Late Lead to Chicago Cubs, Magic Number Stays at One
September 21st, 2013 at 7:08 PM
The Atlanta Braves could neither hold on to nor support the one-run lead Kris Medlen gave them in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs, leaving their magic number to clinch the National League East at one. Medlen was pulled after 7 1/3 innings with a runner on first for Scott...

Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs: Game 154 Starting Lineups
September 21st, 2013 at 2:58 PM
  Game #154 September 21, 2013 Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Game Details Time: 4:05 PM EDT Stadium: Wrigley Field (Chicago, IL) Broadcast: Fox Sports South Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 66°F - 64°F Wind: NW 12 MPH Lineups: 1. Andrelton Simmons, SS 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Chris Johnson, 3B 5. Evan Gattis, LF 6. Gerald Laird, C 7. Dan Uggla, 2B 8. B.J. Upton, CF 9. Kris Medlen, P 1. Starlin Castro,...

Magic Number at 1; Atlanta Braves Victorious Over Chicago Cubs
September 20th, 2013 at 6:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves scored four runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Chicago Cubs 9-5 Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Braves jumped out to a 4-1 lead early in the game, courtesy of home runs by Chris Johnson and Freddie Freeman. But Chicago came storming back and tied...

C.B. Bucknor’s Ejections of Fredi Gonzalez, Alex Wood Just Another Sign Umpires Need Accountability
September 19th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
Major League Baseball was further given opportunity to correct the UmpShow after Wednesday night's debacle, in which C.B. Bucknor made yet more bad calls and injected himself into the game, ejecting Fredi Gonzalez and Alex Wood. Even though the Atlanta Braves won the game, Bucknor needs to answer for his consistently...

Atlanta Braves Beat Washington Nationals, C.B. Bucknor to Cut Magic Number to Two
September 18th, 2013 at 11:03 PM
The Atlanta Braves, motivated by Fredi Gonzalez and Alex Wood's ejections at the hands of C.B. Bucknor in the fifth inning, defeated the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Wednesday to move their magic number to two. Things got heated when Bucknor called ball four on a pitch from Wood on a full...

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals: Game 152 Starting Lineups
September 18th, 2013 at 5:24 PM
  Game #152 September 18, 2013 Atlanta Braves Washington Nationals Game Details Time: 7:05 PM EDT Stadium: Nationals Park (Washington, DC) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 68°F - 63°F Wind: SE 7 MPH Lineups: 1. Elliot Johnson, SS 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Evan Gattis, LF 5. Brian McCann, C 6. Chris Johnson, 3B 7. Dan Uggla, 2B 8. Jordan Schafer, CF 9. Alex Wood, P 1. Denard Span, CF 2....

Atlanta Braves Shut Out by Washington Nationals, Magic Number Stays at Four
September 17th, 2013 at 9:47 PM
Just a few hours after enduring a heartbreaking loss Tuesday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves were swept in the doubleheader by the Washington Nationals, being shutout 4-0. Freddy Garcia took a tough-luck loss, giving up one run on a Steve Lombardozzi RBI-single in the second as the only damage he incurred over seven...

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals: Game 151 Starting Lineups
September 17th, 2013 at 5:45 PM
  Game #151 September 17, 2013 Atlanta Braves Washington Nationals Game Details Time: 7:05 PM EDT Stadium: Nationals Park (Washington, DC) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Clear Temperature: 66°F - 60°F Wind: ENE 8 MPH Lineups: 1. Jordan Schafer, CF 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Evan Gattis, LF 5. Chris Johnson, 3B 6. Gerald Laird, C 7. Dan Uggla, 2B 8. Andrelton Simmons, SS 9. Freddy Garcia, P 1. Denard Span, CF 2. Ryan Zimmerman,...

Craig Kimbrel Blows Save; Washington Nationals Stun Atlanta Braves
September 17th, 2013 at 4:21 PM
The Atlanta Braves wasted a two-run eighth inning home run off the bat of Evan Gattis as the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-5 Tuesday afternoon at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. This afternoon's game was the first of a doubleheader between the two teams. Yesterday's game was postponed due to...

Atlanta Braves Look to Clinch NL East in 3 Game Series Against Washington Nationals
September 17th, 2013 at 10:31 AM
The Atlanta Braves are a mere four games away from clinching the NL East, and this week's 3 game series with the Washington Nationals is all that stands in their way. After taking only 1 game at home against the San Diego Padres, the Braves are ready to put the final...

Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals Postpone Game in Wake of DC Naval Yard Shooting
September 16th, 2013 at 3:31 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals have postponed Monday's series opener at Nationals Park in the aftermath of the DC Naval Yard shooting Monday. The shooting, which left 12 dead, resulted in many streets in DC being blocked off. Players and coaches were also permitted to enter the ballpark around noon,...