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Eury Perez lifts Atlanta Braves to victory

Eury Perez delivered a big hit in the eighth inning and powered the Gwinnett Braves past the Chicago Cubs on Friday night

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Philadelphia Phillies score four in 10th to beat Atlanta Braves

Phillies snap six-game losing skid with extra-inning victory

The game evolved into a pitching duel between Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels and Atlanta’s Shelby Miller, although neither figured in the decision.

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Maybin leads hit parade in Braves' 9-5 win over Phillies

Center fielder Cameron Maybin had three hits, including a home run, to spark an 11-hit attack in the Atlanta Braves’ 9-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night at Turner Field.

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Francoeur has gained patience, perspective working way back to majors

His name isn’t written in the starting lineup every day. It’s been a while since he’s graced the cover of a national magazine. And he no longer carries the weight that goes along with being the young face of his hometown franchise.

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Braves take series from Nationals on Maybin's walk-off hit

ATLANTA — Center fielder Cameron Maybin chopped a single over the third base bag with one out in the ninth inning to drive in the winning run and give the Atlanta Braves a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night at Turner Field.

Toussaint helps bolster Braves' pitching prospect pool

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves continue to acquire as much pitching as possible.

Simmons sparks Braves in win over Mets

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons matched a career high with four hits to spark the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets on Saturday night.

Perez, Braves shut down Padres in 4-1 win

Rookie Williams Perez scattered four hits and allowed only one unearned run over seven innings to pitch the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Rays rally to beat Braves 5-3

Logan Forsythe drove in the go-ahead run with a single in a two-run fifth inning that helped the Tampa Bay Rays come from behind to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Monday at Turner Field.

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Braves shut out Phillies, 9-0

ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller pitched his third career shutout and third baseman Kelly Johnson reached a career milestone in Tuesday’s 9-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field.

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Atlanta Braves take final game to earn split with Cincinnati

Pitcher Julio Teheran sharp in 5-0 victory

Julio Teheran (3-1) allowed three hits, walked two and struck out a season-high six, including a stretch of five straight.

Nationals slug Braves 13-4

ATLANTA — Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven effective innings and produced a momentum-changing three-run single to spark the Washington Nationals to a 13-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday at Turner Field.

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Dan Uggla's five RBIs sink the Braves

ATLANTA — Second baseman Dan Uggla hit a towering three-run homer in the ninth inning against his former team to give the Washington Nationals a dramatic 13-12 win over the Atlanta Braves, and end the team’s six-game losing streak.

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Braves' Freddie Freeman hitting better than his average suggests

ATLANTA — There’s more to Freddie Freeman’s batting average than meets the eye.

Marlins take series with 6-2 win in Atlanta

As Adeiny Hechavarria was rounding third base on his first home run of the season, the players in the Miami dugout were serenading their shortstop with their off-key version of “Happy Birthday.”

Gosselin gives Braves 5-3 home-opening win over Mets

Second baseman Phil Gosselin lined a bases-loaded, two-out single into center field in the eighth inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 5-3 home-opening win over the New York Mets on Friday night.

Tar Heels score another decisive win over Georgia Tech

Guards Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II combined for 28 points to spark the No. 19 North Carolina Tar Heels to an 81-49 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in an Atlantic Coast Conference clash Tuesday.

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Georgia Tech lands its top in-state target in Gray

Georgia Tech captured the No. 1 football player from Georgia on Wednesday when it officially signed Washington County’s A.J. Gray to highlight its haul on National Signing Day.

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Falcons believe they can win with Quinn

The Atlanta Falcons officially introduced Dan Quinn as their new head football coach on Tuesday, convinced they found the right man to reinvigorate the team’s sagging defense and put them back on the road to a championship.

Hawks win 17th straight

ATLANTA — Forward Paul Millsap scored 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help the Atlanta Hawks to their 17th consecutive victory, a 113-102 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday

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Atlanta Hawks streak near record after win over Detroit Pistons

Hawks run win streak to 13 games

The Hawks have now won 27 of their last 29 and retained their five-game lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.

Milsap leads Hawks in win over LeBron-less Cleveland

Forward Paul Milsap scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to help the Atlanta Hawks to a 109-101 win over the LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

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Georgia Tech uses clock to hold off Miami, stay unbeaten

Jackets rush for 321 yards against Hurricanes

Cole, Pirates beat Braves to clinch playoff spot

Right-hander Gerrit Cole overcame some early troubles to retire 17 straight batters Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 and clinched a spot in the playoffs for the second straight season.

Braves struggle with Niese in loss to Mets

The New York Mets delivered two home runs to support a fine effort from left-hander Jonathon Niese and beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night at Turner Field.

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Nationals beat Braves to clinch NL East title

Shortstop Ian Desmond hit a long two-run homer and right-hander Tanner Roark pitched seven scoreless innings to pace the Washington Nationals to a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves and clinch the National League East championship.

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Alex Wood, Craig Kimbrel help Atlanta Braves shut out Miami

Evan Gattis produces game’s only run

The Atlanta Braves left-hander, who lost 1-0 decisions earlier this season against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins, pitched eight scoreless innings and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts Sunday.

Braves blanked 4-0 by Marlins

Right-hander Jarred Cosart pitched seven scoreless innings to win his third straight start and lift the Miami Marlins to a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

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Thomas, Georgia Tech fend off feisty Wofford | PHOTOS

Quarterback Justin Thomas overcame some first-half shakes in his first start and responded with a strong second half, which the Yellow Jackets needed to turn away the dogged Wofford Terriers 38-19 in the season opener at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Dream eliminated from WNBA playoffs by Sky on final shot

Forward Elena Delle Donne’s running basket with 8.2 seconds left enabled the Chicago Sky to completed a 17-point fourth-quarter comeback and beat the Atlanta Dream 81-80 Tuesday to win the best-of-three WNBA Eastern Conference semifinal series at Philips Arena.

Jackets’ Johnson optimistic about upcoming season

They’ve only had three workouts and won’t go in full pads until next week, but Paul Johnson has a good feeling about this year’s Georgia Tech football team.

Freeman, La Stella hits push Braves past Padres 5-3

Freddie Freeman and Tommy La Stella emerged from midseason slumps with three hits apiece to help the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 win on Saturday night over the San Diego Padres and give starter Julio Teheran his 10th win.

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Francoeur continues to make time for fans while savoring return to bigs

There was a crowd of at least a hundred people waiting to get a photograph or autograph from Jeff Francoeur prior to Saturday’s game at Turner Field. There was a young woman in a pink shirt with a big diaper bag. There was a fat guy wearing a Hawaiian shirt.

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Braves, Kimbrel can't close out Marlins

Miami catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia had two doubles and drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the ninth inning against Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel to give the Marlins a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Braves on Thursday night.

Goldschmidt homer pushes D-backs past Braves

The Arizona Diamondbacks, struggling to score runs during a nine-game road trip, got some offense from a familiar source on Sunday afternoon.

Braves bullpen holds off Mets

Four Atlanta Braves relievers combined to retire 15 of the game’s final 16 hitters, helping the Braves beat the New York Mets 5-4 Tuesday for their sixth straight victory.

Kendrick continues to dominate Braves

Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick continued his pattern of dominant work against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, throwing seven strong innings in a 5-2 win at Turner Field.

Mariners rally to best Braves

John Buck’s first home run of the season proved to be the difference in the Seattle Mariners’ 7-5, come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.

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Boston comes back to beat Braves again

The Boston Red Sox, sparked by a two-out single from Jackie Bradley Jr., batted around and scored four runs in the seventh inning to record a 6-3, come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.

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Brewers bust out of slump against Braves

The Milwaukee Brewers emerged from a weeklong offensive slump with a pair of home runs and got eight strong innings from starting pitcher Kyle Lohse in a 6-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Atlanta Braves, Teheran blank Brewers

The Atlanta Braves finally provided some run support for pitcher Julio Teheran, and he rewarded them with a complete-game shutout in a 5-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

Freeman pushes Braves past Cubs in 10th

First baseman Freddie Freeman singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night at Turner Field.

Giants homer way past Atlanta Braves

San Francisco clubbed three solo home runs in support of starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong, who allowed only one run in six drama-filled innings, as the Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Saturday at Turner Field.

Hale, Braves shut down Reds

Rookie right-hander David Hale made his case to remain in the Atlanta Braves starting rotation by allowing only one run in eight solid innings of a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.

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Marlins pitch past Braves in 1-0 win

Marlins 1, Braves 0

Atlanta Hawks rest starters, lose to Charlotte Bobcats

Atlanta opts to sit three starters with playoff seed wrapped up

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Braves sweep Nationals with 10-2 victory

Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton homered early to spark Atlanta to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Bulls complete season sweep of Hawks

Guard D.J. Augustin came off the bench to produce his second 20-point effort in three games to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 105-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Spurs sting injury-riddled Hawks

San Antonio used the inside-out punch of center Tim Duncan and guard Patty Mills to prey on the injury-depleted Atlanta Hawks and take a 105-79 win on Friday.

Atlanta’s bench spurs Hawks past Pistons

Hawks 93, Pistons 85