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Atlanta Braves Can Clinch Homefield Advantage with Help Saturday
September 28th, 2013 at 8:31 AM
With a magic number of two, the Atlanta Braves can clinch homefield advantage through the National League playoffs with a win and a St. Louis Cardinals loss Saturday. The Cardinals play the Chicago Cubs at 4:15, so the Braves should know if they can clinch homefield advantage early on in their...

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...

Andrelton Simmons’ Two Homers, Slick Defense Propel Atlanta Braves to Clinch National League East
September 22nd, 2013 at 10:06 PM
The Atlanta Braves have Andrelton Simmons to thank in large part for securing a win over the Chicago Cubs on the same day they clinched the National League East title with the Washington Nationals' loss. Simmons clobbered two homers and made a spectacular bare hand play on a Starlin Castro grounder,...

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’ Magic Number at One, Can Clinch National League East with Win or Washington Nationals Loss
September 21st, 2013 at 10:10 AM
The Atlanta Braves clinching the National League East is imminent; all they have to do is win one game or have the Washington Nationals lose. The Braves will get the first crack at clinching Saturday at 4:05 when they play the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Assuming the Braves don't pull...

Jason Heyward Returns to Atlanta Braves Lineup
September 20th, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Atlanta Braves fans across the globe are rejoicing, as it was just announced that Jason Heyward has not only been activated from the DL, but will be leading off and starting in Center Field against the Cubs in Chicago.   #Braves have activated Jason Heyward from the DL. He will leadoff and...

Atlanta Braves’ Magic Number Still at Two After Washington Nationals Beat Miami Marlins
September 19th, 2013 at 11:05 PM
The Washington Nationals squeaked out a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday, meaning the Atlanta Braves' magic number to clinch the National League East remains at two. As it stands, the Braves could clinch as early as Friday night if they beat the Chicago Cubs in the series opener...

Atlanta Braves Bring Kameron Loe Back to Major League Roster
September 2nd, 2013 at 3:42 PM
The Atlanta Braves re-added pitcher Kameron Loe to the 40-man roster Monday in a move to give them more depth at long relief, braves.com reports. Already having been released by the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs this year, Loe signed a minor league contract with the Braves in mid-May, making two appearances with Atlanta...

Plenty of Time Left for Frank Wren, Atlanta Braves to Make Waiver Trade
August 4th, 2013 at 7:42 PM
A few Atlanta Braves fans freaked out a little when Frank Wren didn't pull off an immaculate deal for a starting pitcher or a utility infielder, but the fact is that there's still the entire month of August to make one happen. There's also historical precedent. In fact, the Braves have...

Atlanta Braves Expected to Pursue Chicago Cubs Kevin Gregg
June 27th, 2013 at 6:01 PM
The Atlanta Braves, as previously noted, could use another veteran arm in their bullpen. Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are among several teams who are likely to try to trade with the Chicago Cubs for Kevin Gregg. Luis Avilan and Jordan Walden have held down the fort with the big...

Atlanta Braves not Interested in Chicago Cubs’ Carlos Marmol
June 26th, 2013 at 11:49 AM
The Atlanta Braves need bullpen help. The Chicago Cubs have designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. Could it be a match made by the baseball gods? No, so says Dave O'Brien. The Cubs have the option of releasing or trading Marmol, who has a 5.86 ERA by giving up 26 hits and...

B.J. Upton Ties Game for Atlanta Braves, Justin Upton Hits Walk-off Homer Against Chicago Cubs
April 6th, 2013 at 11:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves created history Saturday night at Turner Field. B.J. Upton hit a game-tying home run in the ninth, followed by Justin Upton hitting a walk-off shot two batters later to cap off a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. It was the first time a pair of brothers had...

Starting Lineups for Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves: 4/6/2013
April 6th, 2013 at 5:28 PM
Julio Teheran will look to carry over his hot spring for the Atlanta Braves against the Chicago Cubs at 7:10 p.m. Here are the starting lineups. Cubs: 1. David DeJesus, CF 2. Starlin Castro, SS 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B 4. Alfonso Soriano, LF 5. Nate Schierholtz, RF 6. Welington Castillo, C 7. Luis Valbuena, 3B 8. Alberto Gonzalez, 2B 9....

Mike Minor Leads Atlanta Braves Past Chicago Cubs in Series Opener
April 6th, 2013 at 8:47 AM
Mike Minor looked like he didn't miss a beat from the second half of 2012 in Friday night's series opener with the Chicago Cubs. He pitched into the eighth inning for the Atlanta Braves in the 4-1 win. ***VIDEO1*** Minor went 7-2/3 innings, giving up just one run and striking out seven....

Frank Wren Forces Chicago Cubs Off Field During Atlanta Braves Batting Practice
April 5th, 2013 at 11:47 PM
In a maneuver that really shouldn't have needed to happen, Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren had to request of Chicago Cubs manager Dave Sveum that his team leave the field during the Braves' batting practice before Friday night's game at Turner Field, espn.com reports. The Braves wanted to do outfield...

Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves Lineups: 4/5/2013
April 5th, 2013 at 5:21 PM
The Chicago Cubs roll into town Friday night for a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves. Here's tonight's starting lineups. Cubs: 1. Dave Sappelt, CF 2. Starlin Castro, SS 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B 4. Alfonso Soriano, LF 5. Scott Hairston, RF 6. Welington Castillo, C 7. Brent Lillibridge, 3B 8. Alberto Gonzalez, 2B 9. Scott Feldman, P Braves: 1. Andrelton Simmons, SS 2....

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...

Confusion Surrounds Atlanta Braves in Ryan Dempster Deal
July 23rd, 2012 at 7:10 PM
It seems that everyone but Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster was aware of an impending trade to the Atlanta Braves. The deal, which would ship Randall Delgado to Chicago in exchange for the 35-year-old righty, is already subject to Dempster's 10-5 trade protection rights, but Cubs manager Dave Sveum refuted that...