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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

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Gattis returns, responds for Braves

Braves 3, Mets 1

Medlen gives Braves sweep of Indians

Braves sweep the Indians 3-1

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Wood shines in shutout of Indians

Rookie Alex Wood continued to make his case for staying in the starting rotation with 5 2/3 scoreless innings in the Atlanta Braves’ 2-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

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Upton hits walk-off homer to beat Nats

Justin Upton hit a solo homer with one out in the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

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Medlen wins fourth straight start

Braves 3, Phillies 1

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Braves hammer Rockies again

Rookie Julio Teheran matched his career best with 11 strikeouts and added two hits as the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 11-2

Johnson’s hit sparks Braves to win over Marlins

Chris Johnson’s bases-loaded double with two outs in the sixth inning sparked a four-run rally and paved the way for the Atlanta Braves to beat the Miami Marlins 11-3 on Monday.

Teheran, Braves blank Diamondbacks 3-0

Rookie Julio Teheran pitched six scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 in front of a sellout crowd on Chipper Jones Night at Turner Field.

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Jones' iconic No. 10 jersey retired by Braves

The "Crazy Train" rolled into Turner Field one last time on Friday. The famed refrain that accompanied him to the plate throughout his career with the Atlanta Braves blared through the speakers one more time.

Pair of Wright homers, Mets bullpen help take down Braves 4-3

ATLANTA -- David Wright hit two solo home runs and five relievers combined for 5 scoreless innings as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Thursday night.. Wright hit his 10th and 11th home runs, making him the first player in team history to have double-digit

Bumgarner, Giants shutout Braves 6-0

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner pitched seven shutout innings Friday as San Francisco blanked Atlanta 6-0.

Ousted Jackets built golf foundation

MILTON -- The season ended for the Georgia Tech golf team on Sunday.. But even though the Yellow Jackets were eliminated in the semifinals of the NCAA Men's Championships, they established a good foundation for next year.. Tech was eliminated by Alabama 3-0-2 at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course

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Span triples twice as Braves drop series opener

ATLANTA -- Center fielder Denard Span had two triples and scored two runs to help the Washington Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night at Turner Field.. Spann led off the first and sixth innings with triples, matching a club record, and scored on two

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Freeman drives in winner for Braves in 10th against Twins

ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman's two-out single in the 10th inning scored Jason Heyward with the winning run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Tuesday.. Heyward doubled to the opposite field against lefty Brian Duensing (0-1), who intentionally walked Justin Upton to set up a force play

Braves homer past Dodgers

ATLANTA -- Pinch hitter Evan Gattis drilled a long two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at Turner Field.. The rookie worked the count to 2-and-2 against reliever Kenley

Braves, Mets juggle rotations for finale

Not only did heavy rains force the postponement of Saturday's game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, it also altered the pitching matchups for the final game of the series between the two NL East opponents.

Nationals' Haren solid in 3-1 win over Braves

ATLANTA -- Dan Haren scattered four hits over eight innings to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Thursday, salvaging a split in the four-game series at Turner Field.. Haren retired the first eight batters he faced and didn't allow his first hit until two outs in

QBs show off during Tech spring game

ATLANTA -- The quarterback question took center stage at Georgia Tech's annual spring football game on Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium.. Vad Lee gave no reason to believe he shouldn't remain the No. 1 quarterback going into the summer. However, backup Justin Thomas showed that he's got enough talent

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Minor masters Cubs as Braves win 4-1

ATLANTA -- Left-hander Mike Minor continued his mastery of Chicago, allowing five hits and one run in 7 innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win over the Cubs on Friday at Turner Field.. Minor (1-0) improved his career record against the Cubs to 5-0. He struck

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Clemson pulls away to beat Tech 47-31

CLEMSON, S.C. -- True, the Georgia Tech defense didn't exactly distinguish itself again on Saturday. But it would be improper to lay the entire 47-31 loss to Clemson at the feet of the defense. The Tech offense and special teams deserve equal culpability.. Twice the Tech defense came away with

TECH NOTES: Norcross grad Autry makes first start vs. Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Anthony Autry, a true freshman from Nocross, got his first start of the season and it didn't take him long to get into the flow.. On its second possession, Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington threw a strike to Autry on the right sideline and he turned it

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Rookie wins PGA in playoff

Rookie Keegan Bradley wins the PGA Championship in his first appearance in a major.

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GAC keeps accelerating

NORCROSS -- Their second-round playoff game turned out to be a rout, but Greater Atlanta Christian coach Thom Jacquet believes his team still accomplished something in the 8-0 victory over Coosa on Wednesday.