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Kotsay's Double Gives Braves Win Over A's

(Newser) - Mark Kotsay knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning with a two-out RBI double, and the Atlanta Braves edged the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night for their eighth straight home victory. The loss was a season-high fourth in a row for the A's, who have dropped six of... More »

Hamels Goes Distance in Phillies' Shutout

Phillies' three home runs help beat the Braves, 5-0

(Newser) - Cole Hamels pitched his first career shutout, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 last night. Pedro Feliz and Shane Victorino also homered and drove in two runs each for Philly, who lead the majors with 59 homers. Hamels (5-3) gave up just four hits,... More »

Phillies Best Braves 5-4

(Newser) - Jayson Werth drove in four runs, Kyle Kendrick pitched six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night. Kendrick (3-2) shook off a shaky first inning and allowed three runs and six hits. Brad Lidge finished for his 10th save in as many chances,... More »

Sanchez' Hit Beats Braves

Pirates rally to snap Atlanta's six-game win streak

(Newser) - Freddy Sanchez singled home Brian Bixler with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves tonight. Sanchez went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and is 9-for-17 in four games since being moved to the top of the Pirates' lineup.... More »

Jones, Braves Win 4th Straight

(Newser) - Chipper Jones hit his 10th homer, Jair Jurrjens pitched six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 to improve the NL's best home record. Mark Kotsay added two hits, including a homer. Kotsay also delivered the defensive play of the game in the fifth inning,... More »

Braves Rout Reds for Series Sweep

(Newser) - Chipper Jones drove in five runs and the Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the second inning and beat the Cincinnati Reds 14-7 today to complete a three-game sweep. Jones hit his ninth homer - a three-run shot off Bronson Arroyo in the seven-run second inning. Kelly Johnson was 4-for-6... More »

Braves Hammer Reds

Reyes gets easy first win while subbing for Smoltz

(Newser) - The Atlanta Braves made it easy for Jo-Jo Reyes to win his 2008 debut. Reyes gave up one run in 5 1/3 innings, and Atlanta broke open a close game with a six-run seventh to beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-1 last night. Reyes (1-0), recalled from Triple-A Richmond for the... More »

Hudson Stellar in Braves' Shutout

(Newser) - Tim Hudson pitched his 11th career shutout and Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, helping the Atlanta Braves end a season-high four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds last night. Hudson (4-2) gave up just three hits, and at one point retired 11 straight batters before... More »

Maine, Mets Hold On for Win Over Braves

Beltran's two-run double sparks four-run third inning

(Newser) - Carlos Beltran hit a two-run double in the Mets' four-run third inning, and New York held on for a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves today. John Maine pitched five effective innings and David Wright snapped out of a slump with two hits for the Mets. Atlanta dropped to 0-8... More »

Chipper Jones Unwraps Win on 36th Birthday

Braves cruise past Marlins 7-4 as slugger goes 3-for-3

(Newser) - Happy birthday, Chipper Jones. The Braves slugger celebrated his 36th birthday by going 3-for-3, including a homer, to lead Atlanta past the NL East-leading Florida Marlins 7-4 on Thursday night. Jones also singled in the fifth, and was walked intentionally in his final at-bat while the crowd booed loudly. More »

Jurrjens Sharp for 7 Innings to Help Braves Sweep Dodgers

As Braves beat Los Angeles 6-1

(Newser) - Jair Jurrjens pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Mark Teixeira homered and the Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles 6-1 Sunday for their first sweep of the Dodgers in eight years. The Braves gave up a total of only three runs in defeating the Dodgers three times. Atlanta's last sweep over... More »

Smoltz Notches 10 Strikeouts, Braves Shut Out Marlins 8-0

Veteran ace racks up K total in only 5 innings of work

(Newser) - With John Smoltz on the mound and Chipper Jones at the plate, their team looked like the Atlanta Braves of old. The Braves began Thursday night's game off to their worst start since 1990, but Smoltz and Jones provided a lift to help beat the Florida Marlins 8-0. Smoltz pitched... More »

Zimmerman Christens New Nats' Park with Walkoff

Washington wins home-opener over Atlanta

(Newser) - The Washington Nationals opened the 2008 season and their new ballpark with a win tonight over the Atlanta Braves, 3-2. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman called it a night with a walk-off home run over the center field wall. Jon Rauch, who... More »

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