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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 »

Mike Jacobs Leads Marlins Past Braves

Jacobs, Ramirez homer for Florida; Uggla helps

(Newser) - Mike Jacobs hit a two-run homer and Hanley Ramirez added a solo shot to power the Florida Marlins to a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves last night. Florida's Dan Uggla went 3-for-5, including a two-run triple in the ninth. More »

Chipper's Two Homers Lead Braves Past Dodgers

Starter Bennett does admirable job filling spot in Atlanta rotation

(Newser) - Chipper Jones homered twice for the second game in a row to lead Atlanta past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-1 on Friday. Jones hit a three-run shot off Derek Lowe in the fifth to break open a 2-0 game, then added a solo homer against Chan Ho Park in the... More »

Nationals Edge Braves, 5-4

Atlanta's Glavine leaves in first inning with injury

(Newser) - Atlanta starter Tom Glavine left with an injury before recording an out, and the Washington Nationals ended their nine-game losing streak by holding on to edge the Braves 5-4 today. Glavine (0-1), who was replaced by Jeff Bennett,  matched the shortest start of his 22-season, 303-win career, departing with... More »

Pirates Beat Braves in 10 Innings, 4-3

Nady the hero again as Pittsburgh takes the rubber match

(Newser) - Mike Hampton grimaced after throwing a warmup pitch, and the Atlanta Braves bullpen got ready for a long night—in the field and on the mound. Eventually, Xavier Nady and the Pittsburgh Pirates broke through. Nady, who hit two homers in the Pirates' extra-innings win in the series opener, drove... More »

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