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ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves' 14-winning streak ended Saturday night with a 1-0 loss to the last-place Miami Marlins, who scored the lone run on reliever Jordan Walden's wild pitch in the ninth inning.
Miami stopped its own six-game skid.
The Braves fell one victory shy of tying the 2000 team for the franchise's longest winning streak since the 1891 Boston Beaneaters won 18 straight.
Adeiny Hechavarria led off the Miami ninth with a triple and scored on the wild pitch by Walden (4-2).
Marlins starter Nate Eovaldi allowed one hit in seven innings. Mike Dunn (3-3) got the win and Steve Cishek earned his 24th save, striking out Paul Janish with a runner on first to end it.
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The Atlanta Braves continue to get healthy as they activated catcher Gerald Laird off the disabled list and optioned outfielder Todd Cunningham to Triple-A Gwinnett.Â Laird will be in uniform and available to play against the Marlins Sunday. Laird went on the disabled list August 3, retroactive to July 26 with a kidney stone ailment. Laird has been a solid contributor for the BravesÂ...
For the second consecutive game, Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann will sit out with a sore knee.Â Evan Gattis will again catch and bat clean-up. According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Carroll Rogers, McCann told manager Fredi Gonzalez that he aggravated the knee catching Brandon Beachy before Friday nightâ€™s game. Rogers quoted McCann as saying: â€œI tried to play...
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer will be activated before Saturday nightâ€™s game, according to Dave Oâ€™Brien of the AJC.
Schafer, who has been out with a stress fracture in his right ankle, has been rehabbing at Triple-A Gwinnett.Â Schafer was only 2 of 32 in 8 rehab games at Gwinnett, so his timing still has not returned, even though he is ready to play physically.Â ...
Beachy recorded his first win of the season Friday night The Atlanta Braves put together a big first inning as they blanked the Miami Marlins for their 14th straight win.Â A stellar start from Brandon Beachy, combined with good hitting, was a recipe for success for the Braves on Friday night. Enough cannot be said about Brandon Beachyâ€™s start on Friday night.Â Especially since...
Chris Johnson of the Atlanta Braves took the comical high road as a way of avoiding a collision with authority before Sunday's game by showingÂ umpire Jim Joyce that he was sorry for an outburst that got him ejected the night before. Johnson literally taped his mouth shut while standing in the Braves dugout, getting Joyce's attention with the help of manager Fredi Gonzalez...
Two thoughts went through Adeiny Hechavarriaâ€™s mind in rapid succession when he stepped in against Jordan Walden to start the ninth inning of a scoreless game Saturday: Get ready for the fastball and make it to third base.
Hechavarria got his pitch split the center and left fielders and dove safely into third. Four Walden offerings later Hechavarria sprinted home for the gameâ€™s...
Braves catcher Brian McCann enjoys some family time with his 1-year old son Colt in the dug out before playing the Marlins in a MLB baseball game on Sunday, August 11, 2013, in Atlanta.
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Braves catcher Brian McCann enjoys some family time with his wife Ashley and 1-year old son Colt before playing the Marlins in a MLB baseball game on Sunday, August...
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins, clinching Atlanta's 14th straight victory.
1. The Braves might be experiencing one of the least-pressurized, big-time win streaks of the last 10 years
Here's where perception trumps reality:
All told, Atlanta tallied only seven hits on Friday. And yet, this game had the feel...
On Thursday, we brought you the information about how the Waffle House at Turner Field has been the catalyst to the Atlanta Braves' winning streak.
A day later, we bring you Waffle Ball, a tribute song from the southern staple to their favorite team:
It's bound to be a smash ... hit.
Since returning from the DL on Aug. 3, B.J. Upton is hitting .476 (10-for-21) with 2 doubles.
The Washington Nationals, previously referred to as the team to beat in the National League East by almost all of baseball, opened the doors to the Braves at Nationals Park for a 3-game series and closed the door on all hope of winning the division in 2013. As Thomas Boswell wrote this week...
The Atlanta Braves lifted outfielder Justin Upton from
yesterdayâ€™s contest against the Miami Marlins after he suffered a cramp in his
left hamstring. Upton has been bothered by cramping throughout the season, but
he told reporters â€“ including Eric Single of MLB.com â€“ that the removal was
more of a precautionary measure than the sign of a serious injury.
Justin Upton, Chris Johnson and Brian McCann homered, Brandon Beachy pitched eight strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-0 Friday night for their 14th straight victory.
The Braves are one victory shy of tying their 2000 team for the longest winning streak since the franchise relocated to Atlanta in 1966.
Beachy (1-0) scattered three hits, allowed one walk...
Waffle House wrote a song taking credit for the Atlanta Braves' winning streak, calling it Waffle Ball. It's #WaffleBall, y'all.
Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-4 on Sunday.
B.J. Upton drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly and Chris Johnson hit a two-run double in the four-run seventh inning that broke open a tie game. Jason Heyward had four hits, including a run-scoring single in the eighth.
Evan Gattis had three, including his run-scoring double in...