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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...

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 Clinch National League East
September 22nd, 2013 at 9:54 PM
The Atlanta Braves actually clinched the National League East with the Washington Nationals' loss Sunday, but their win over the Chicago Cubs added the cherry on top of Atlanta's NL-best record. With their first division title since 2005, Fred Gonzalez summed up what many thought about the feat. "I told [bench coach]...

Washington Nationals Postponed Game Strands Atlanta Braves’ Magic Number at One
September 21st, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Saturday's game between the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins has been postponed due to rain, leaving the Atlanta Braves' magic number to clinch the National League East at one. A magic number of one means either a Braves win or Nationals loss will result in the Braves clinching the NL East. The...

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...

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 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 Fredi Gonzalez, Alex Wood Ejected by C.B. Bucknor
September 18th, 2013 at 8:52 PM
C.B. Bucknor has struck again. Who some consider the worst umpire in Major League Baseball has ejected Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and pitcher Alex Wood in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game with the Washington Nationals. The usually mild mannered Wood was incensed after Bucknor called what appeared to be a...

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 Fans Should Avoid September Collapse Panic
September 18th, 2013 at 8:27 AM
The Atlanta Braves have lost three straight and nine of their last 13 games, but the reaction by many fans on social media, particularly Twitter, has become unbearable. Quite simply, the Braves aren't playing all that well, especially with Jason Heyward's absence from the lineup, but the fact that the team...

Atlanta Braves Turn Crazy Double Play Against Washington Nationals: Video
September 18th, 2013 at 8:05 AM
The Atlanta Braves turned a terribly odd double play that looked more Little League than Major League in Tuesday's nightcap loss to the Washington Nationals. ***VIDEO1*** With a runner on and no outs in the third inning, Denard Span hit a grounder to Freddie Freeman, who threw to Andrelton Simmons for the...

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 React to Washington D.C. Navy Yard Shooting
September 16th, 2013 at 9:50 PM
With Nationals Park blocks away from the Washington D.C Navy Yard where a gunman shot and killed a dozen people in a rampage Monday, the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves understandably postponed their game until Tuesday. ***VIDEO1*** "There's a lot of guys that didn't want to play," Chris Johnson said on braves.com. "We thought...

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,...

Atlanta Braves’ Magic Number Cut to Four with Washington Nationals’ Loss
September 15th, 2013 at 12:05 AM
The Atlanta Braves got some help in their quest for the National League East title from the Philadelphia Phillies, who beat the Washington Nationals on Saturday, cutting the Braves' magic number to four. The Braves beat the San Diego Padres in a close game Saturday to move their magic number to...

Atlanta Braves Hope to Shrink Magic Number in Home Series Against San Diego Padres
September 13th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves' magic number currently sits at 6 games, after taking 3 of 4 games in Miami against the Marlins. As the Braves head home to take on the San Diego Padres, they hope to lower that number another 3 games over the weekend. The Braves are currently 0-3 on...