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Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton was activated off the disabled list and will start today against the Phillies. Upton will play center field and bat seventh. Upton went on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring injury suffered while trying to make a running catch. Catcher Gerald Laird has been placed on the disabled list with a kidney stone problem to make room for B.J. Upton. In his rehab stint Upton played three games at Triple-A Gwinnett and banged out four hits in twelve at bats. He stroked three doubles and registered two RBI. On the season, Upton has hit .177 with 8 homers and only 20 RBI in 277 at bats. He is near the bottom of the National League in nearly every statistical category. His .103 average with runners in scoring position is the worst in the major leagues With their 11 1/2 game lead in the NL East, the Braves are in a position where they can try to get Upton going. However, with the chance to finish with the best record in the National League a...
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Imagine you're a major league player, and your manager comes to you and says, "Hey, you're being traded. This other team wanted our star player and to get the deal done we had to add you to the mix. Oh, and by the way, you're going to be playing in the shadow of a future Hall of Famer. Good luck, kid." No pressure, right? That's probably similar to what...
Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 6-4 win over the Phillies the club's eighth straight victory.
1. Chris Johnson may go down as the quietest batting championrecord-setter in MLBBraves history
On Friday, Johnson tallied a solo homer and double to become the first Atlanta player in franchise history to rack up multiple hits in eight consecutive outings perfectly...
As Craig Kimbrel shut the door for his NL-leading 33rd save, the Braves completed their 35th come-from behind win in 2013 on, of all things, a fielder's choice. Here are three observations from the 5-4 extra-inning win:
1. Dan Uggla played the unspectacular hero, but Brandon Beachy's improved performance was the biggest takeaway
Five days ago, while making his first start...
While Shelby Miller of the Cardinals has been the talk of the NL Rookie of the Year race, Julio Teheran is asking voters to give him a chance.
In the last 7 games, the Braves have put on a show for all of baseball. With their offense, defense and pitching firing on all cylinders, the Braves have been ridiculously good. In the 7 games of the home stand, they outscored opponents 51...
Taking three cuts as the Braves dropped the Phillies 4-1 to complete their third sweep in a row in running their winning streak to 10 straight games.
1. The NL East lead grows -- and it could get even bigger
Chris Johnson swept Cliff Lee's two-out, two-strike cutter into right field, scoring Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman as the National League's batting leader -- now...
Atlanta Braves rookie prospect Todd Cunningham is bringing a fresh approach to baseball's steroid issue with his "Rock Yo' Jock" rap video.
The Atlanta Braves have powered their way to their largest division lead in a decade.
Perhaps the NL East leaders can carry over some of that offense to a Kris Medlen start.
The right-hander will try to guide the visiting Braves to an eighth consecutive victory in Friday night's series opener against the slumping Philadelphia Phillies.
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Returning from injury, Cliff Lee had his fourth consecutive shaky start on Sunday. (PHOTO: AP)
Behind rookie lefthander Alex Wood, the Braves completed a sweep of the Phillies on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, winning 4-1 and dropping the Phils to a season low 11 games under .500. They now trail Atlanta by 16.5 games in the NL East.
Cliff Lee was not himself in his first start...
PHILADELPHIA – The Atlanta Braves continued their winning streak in game one of their three-game stint against the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 6-4. The victory makes eight in a row for the Braves, and two consecutive in which the opposing shortstop is ejected. Jimmy Rollins was ejected in the ninth, along with Phillies [...]