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Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer in his return after missing two games, Brandon Beachy pitched seven strong innings and the surging Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Jason Heyward also homered for the Braves, who have won five straight after losing their first four games. Beachy gave up three hits and one unearned run in seven innings.
Jones, whose 40th birthday is April 24, had arthroscopic surgery on March 26 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He missed the first two games of the series after having the knee drained on Friday.
Chris Narveson gave up five runs in four innings for the Brewers, who have lost four straight. Jonathan Lucroy homered and drove in three runs.
Jones has two homers in only three games. After missing the first four games of the season while recovering from the surgery, he homered in his first game back on Tuesday night in Houston. He announced in spring training he will retire after the season.
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer in his return after missing two games, Brandon Beachy pitched seven strong innings and the surging Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Jason Heyward also homered for the Braves, who have won five straight after losing their first four games. Beachy gave up three hits and one unearned run in seven...
Mike Minor wasn't optimistic after the first couple of innings on Saturday. He had no reason to be.
His control was erratic he walked the first batter of the game and hit the first guy he faced in the second. He wasn't fooling anyone. He couldn't even get on the same page with catcher Brian McCann.
Only two double plays saved him and the Atlanta Braves from severe...
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I didn't think so.
The Braves don't either.
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Jackie Robinson Day will be celebrated throughout the majors on Sunday, and two young African-American outfielders have a special tribute planned. Adam Jones of the Orioles and Jason Heyward of the Braves plan to wear the cleats pictured above to honor the man who broke MLB’s color barrier.
Heyward tweeted that the cleats are the Nike Griffey Jr. Swingman model spikes. He also...
ATLANTA (AP) -- For the first time this season, the Braves won a game on the strength of their starting pitching.
Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez suggested it won't be the last time Mike Minor dominates a game.
Minor pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning to give Atlanta's rotation a lift and the Braves survived a ninth-inning scare to beat Shaun Marcum and the Milwaukee...
Chipper Jones is starting for the Braves against the Brewers after missing two games with swelling in his surgically repaired left knee.
Jones is back at third base and hitting third for the Braves in Sunday's game.
He had arthroscopic surgery on March 26 to repair a torn meniscus in the knee and missed the first four games of the season. He had the knee drained before the...
The 6-3 Mets are headed to the 5-4 Atlanta Braves tonight, for a re-match of the opening series in which the Braves appeared to sleep through their alarm for the early 1pm games.
The Braves got swept in New York, but since then have won 5 of their last 6 games. So we need to be careful with making assumptions about this week’s series.
Well for starters, the Braves have Chipper...
The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday that they will retire righthander John Smoltz's number.
Smoltz spent 20 years with the Braves before spending his last season with both the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals.
The Braves will officially retire No. 29 during a ceremony on June 8.
Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who were Smoltz's teammates during the team's extended...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Ike Davis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and Dillon Gee pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, leading the New York Mets to another victory over the Atlanta Braves, 6-1 Monday night.
The Mets snapped Atlanta's five-game winning streak and kept up their early dominance in the NL East rivalry, winning again after a three-game sweep of the Braves in New York...
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