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Freeman, Braves rally to beat Giants

ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman knew Brian Wilson had to throw a strike. He correctly guessed it’d come with heat.

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Uggla extends streak, but Braves fall to Cubs 8-4

ATLANTA -- The latest entry in Dan Uggla's improbable hitting streak was not enough for Atlanta as Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney each had four hits to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Braves 8-4 on Saturday night.

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Uggla's streak reaches 32 as Braves hammer Cubs

Dan Uggla belted a pair of solo homers off Carlos Zambrano to extend his hitting streak to an Atlanta-record 32 games and le d the Braves to a 10-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.

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Uggla's streak reaches 32 as Braves hammer Cubs

ATLANTA — Dan Uggla belted a pair of solo homers off Carlos Zambrano to extend his hitting streak to an Atlanta-record 32 games and le d the Braves to a 10-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.

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Ankiel powers Nats to win over Braves

WASHINGTON -- Rick Ankiel kept up his sudden power surge, hitting a grand slam off Derek Lowe that sent the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.

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Ankiel powers Nats to win over Braves

WASHINGTON — Rick Ankiel kept up his sudden power surge, hitting a grand slam off Derek Lowe that sent the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.

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Nationals' Ankiel homers twice to beat Braves

WASHINGTON -- Rick Ankiel hit two home runs, and Livan Hernandez allowed one run over six innings and drove in a run to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

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Nationals' Ankiel homers twice to beat Braves

WASHINGTON — Rick Ankiel hit two home runs, and Livan Hernandez allowed one run over six innings and drove in a run to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

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Uggla homer carries Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA -- Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning, Brandon Beachy combined with two relievers on a three-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat Florida 5-0 on Friday night to end the Marlins' five-game winning streak.

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Uggla homer carries Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA — Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning, Brandon Beachy combined with two relievers on a three-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat Florida 5-0 on Friday night to end the Marlins’ five-game winning streak.

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Prado returns with HR, Braves beat Nats 11-1

ATLANTA -- Martin Prado had two hits, including a homer, in his return from five weeks on the disabled list and the Braves beat the error-prone Washington Nationals 11-1 on Friday night for the 10,000th win in franchise history.

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Braves, first-rounder Gilmartin agree to terms

A week after Sean Gilmartin visited Turner Field and said that he was ready to get going with his professional career, the Braves announced the signing of the Florida State pitcher on Friday. He received a bonus of $1.15 million.

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Braves system stuck in losing rut

Midseason managerial dismissals are rare in the minor leagues, but Matt Walbeck was fired by Atlanta recently after Rome lost 20 of 22 games in the Class A South Atlantic League. It has been that kind of year in the lower levels of the Braves farm system.

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McCann 0-for-2 in All-Star start

The National League starting catcher went 0-for-2 with two pop outs in foul territory before leaving the game for St. Louis Cardinal catcher Yadier Molina.

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Braves pound Rockies 9-1

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer, Jair Jurrjens earned his NL-leading 12th win and the surging Atlanta Braves beat slumping Colorado 9-1 on Wednesday night.

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Braves pound Rockies 9-1

ATLANTA — Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer, Jair Jurrjens earned his NL-leading 12th win and the surging Atlanta Braves beat slumping Colorado 9-1 on Wednesday night.

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Freeman's 2 HRs lead Braves past Colorado

ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman homered twice to drive in three runs, Tommy Hanson combined with two relievers on a four-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Monday night.

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Freeman's 2 HRs lead Braves past Colorado

ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman homered twice to drive in three runs, Tommy Hanson combined with two relievers on a four-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Monday night.

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Braves blast Orioles

ATLANTA -- David Ross hit his second career grand slam and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.

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Braves fall in marathon game to Texas

ATLANTA -- Adrian Beltre drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Saturday for a rare one-run road win.

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Rangers' Lewis blows past Braves

ATLANTA -- Colby Lewis and Nelson Cruz shook off slumps, Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night to protect their lead in the AL West.

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Rangers' Lewis blows past Braves

ATLANTA — Colby Lewis and Nelson Cruz shook off slumps, Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night to protect their lead in the AL West.

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Braves beat Mets in 10th on balk

D.J. Carrasco's balk in the 10th inning gave the Atlanta Braves 9-8 win over the New York Mets on Thursday night. Diory Hernandez doubled with two outs in the 10th and took third after first baseman Lucas Duda mishandled Jordan Schafer's grounder.

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Jurrjens struggles in 4-3 loss to Mets

ATLANTA -- Jair Jurrjens couldn't slow Jose Reyes, who had three hits, two steals, an RBI and scored two runs to lead the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

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Pence, Astros crush Braves

Hunter Pence returned from a day off with back trouble and homered and drove in four runs as the Houston Astros snapped a four-game skid with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

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McCann lifts Braves past lowly Astros

Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight win, 6-3 over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

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Braves win fourth in a row

HOUSTON -- Freddie Freeman and Alex Gonzalez homered on back-to-back pitches during Atlanta's four-run third inning and the Braves pounded the Houston Astros 11-4 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

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Braves, Jurrjens sweep Fish

MIAMI -- Jair Jurrjens threw seven solid innings and drove in a run as the Atlanta Braves handed the Florida Marlins their eighth straight loss with a 3-2 win Thursday night.

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Freeman's RBI lifts Braves

MIAMI -- Freddie Freeman singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning Wednesday night, and the Atlanta Braves extended the Florida Marlins' losing streak to seven games by winning 3-2.

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Gonzalez homer all Braves need

MIAMI -- Tommy Hanson pitched six innings and the Atlanta Braves won with only two hits Tuesday night when they sent the Florida Marlins to their sixth consecutive loss, 1-0.

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Leake earns win as Reds top Braves

ATLANTA -- Mike Leake returned from the minors to give Cincinnati's depleted rotation a boost and the Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Friday night for only their second win in 10 games.

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Braves release Parkview grad Gustafson

Since his selection by the Braves in the 2006 draft, Tim Gustafson spent his entire professional career with his hometown organization.

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Phillies rally in 8th to sneak past Braves

ATLANTA -- Raul Ibanez snapped a tie with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning, Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday night.

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Braves squander lead against Nats

Ian Desmond hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the 11th inning, Jayson Werth followed with a two-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Wednesday night.

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Nats' Marquis gets 100th win backed by Nix, Werth homers

ATLANTA -- Jason Marquis earned his 100th career win, backed by a pair of three-run homers from Laynce Nix and Jayson Werth, and the Washington Nationals held off the error-plagued Atlanta Braves 7-6 Tuesday night.

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Braves ride Hudson to sweep

Braves sweep Brewers on backs of Hudson, Hanson

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Braves beat Yovani Gallardo, Brewers, 6-2

ATLANTA -- Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run double to give Atlanta the lead and the Braves finally solved Yovani Gallardo, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Monday night.

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Cardinals rally past Kimbrel, Braves

One day after suffering his second blown save, Craig Kimbrel couldn't hold a tie in the ninth as Gerald Laird's triple capped a late rally to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 win over Atlanta on Saturday.

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Jurrjens finishes off DH sweep

ATLANTA -- Jair Jurrjens threw seven sharp innings in his return from the disabled list and the Atlanta Braves shut out the struggling New York Mets 4-0 Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.

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Braves can't solve Johnson

Josh Johnson took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before rookie Freddie Freeman doubled with one out, and the Florida Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Wednesday night.

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Brewers eke by Braves

MILWAUKEE -- Yovani Gallardo threw a two-hitter and the Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Tuesday night to snap Milwaukee's four-game losing streak to begin the season.

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Gomez home run lifts Braves in 10th

ATLANTA — Nick Blackburn shut down Atlanta’s projected opening-day lineup during four scoreless innings but a future Gwinnett Brave in Mauro Gomez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Braves a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in an exhibition on Tuesday night.

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Mets clip Braves

Jason Bay drove in three runs and the New York Mets, after a messy inning by opening-day starter Mike Pelfrey, scored four times in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 on Monday.

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Braves' Wren gets extension through '13

ATLANTA — After putting together a roster that returned the Braves to the playoffs, general manager Frank Wren was rewarded with a two-year contract extension that keeps him in Atlanta through 2013. The Braves announced the deal Monday, an agreement that means Wren and new manager Fredi Gonzalez are signed for the next three years.

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