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ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Minor struggled early before recovering to throw seven strong innings, and also hit a go-ahead double that led the Atlanta Braves over Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 Saturday.
The Braves, who lost starting outfielders Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton to injuries in the first two games of the series, found success with their fill-ins. Jose Constanza, recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett, started in left field and hit leadoff with Reed Johnson in center and rookie Joey Terdoslavich in right.
The patchwork outfield combined for seven hits, including three by Constanza. Brian McCann and Dan Uggla hit home runs.
Minor (9-4) snapped a streak of five straight starts without a win. The left-hander allowed two runs on six hits and one walk -- including only one hit in his last five innings.
Minor's two-run double in the fifth gave the Braves a 3-2 lead.
Bailey (5-8) lost his second straight start since throwing his second career no-hitter on July 2. He...
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Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis was hitless in his first rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett Friday night.
Gattis went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts as the Gwinnett Braves lost 3-0 in a road game at Durham. He also struck out twice.
Gattis is expected to play with Gwinnett Saturday and Sunday. He will then either play with another Braves minor league team next week or continue...
Atlanta Braves center fielder, B.J. Upton, left Friday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds with a right abductor strain. Upton was hurt as he came in on a line drive hit by Reds third baseman, Todd Frazier, in the first inning. After the waist-high line drive went off Upton's glove, it ricocheted off his left knee into right center field. Frazier was able to leg...
The Atlanta Braves have called up outfielder Jose Costanza from Triple-A Gwinnett. Constanza started in left field Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds. In 68 games with Gwinnett this season , Constanza batted .263 (68-for-259) with 13 RBI and 18 stolen bases. Constanza has been hot lately, he has an eight-game hitting streak going at Gwinnett. Constanza has a .281 lifetime major...
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Alex Wood is bound for Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves reliever pitched 3 2/3 innings in Friday nights game.
The move has little to do with the ability of Wood who only allowed a walk while striking out three on Friday. On the season Wood, 22, owns a 2.45 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.
Jose Constanza will be called up for Saturday’s game as the...
With the arrival of the All-Star break, it's the perfect time to simultaneously look back and spin forward regarding the first-place Braves (54-41) ... and their pursuit of a 15th National League East title in the last 22 years.
From a National League standpoint, the Braves have been on the mark with five prominent categories, ranking 1st in homers (114), 3rd in runs...
Braves big ticket free agent signee B.J. Upton left today's game with a right adductor strain, the Braves announced. While the severity of the injury isn't known, losing Upton could be a blow to the team. While he has been under performing, he still is a valuable piece to the Braves.
B.J Upton left tonight's game with a right adductor muscle strain.
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 4-2 loss to the Reds on Friday night, before a boisterous, red-clad crowd of 43,275 at Turner Field:
1. Atlanta's absurd rash of outfield injuries have fortuitously come at an ideal time
On Thursday, Jason Heyward (two homers, nine RBI, 10 runs since June 14) incurred a strained hamstring against the Reds, the result...
ATLANTA Braves centerfielder B.J. Upton left Friday's game against the Reds early on, after sustaining an apparent injury while diving for a line drive in the first inning.
With Atlanta trailing 2-0 and two outs in the opening frame, Upton rushed to make a play on Todd Frazier's low-to-the-ground liner. But Upton dropped to his knees just a fraction too early, momentarily...
The Atlanta Braves will be without outfielders Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton until after the All-Star break. The good news is that may be back for the series in Chicago on Friday after the break.
As reported by Eric Single of MLB.com,
"Heyward appears to be the farthest along of the three after leaving
Thursday's game in the second inning with a...
Braves' first baseman and NL Final Vote winner Freddie Freeman is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds due to a thumb injury. This injury may affect his participation in the All-Star Game that will take place on Tuesday.
According to ESPN, Freeman was wearing a soft splint Sunday morning. He was hurt in the first inning of last night's game when a wide...
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who won the NL All-Star Game Final Vote, could miss the event because of a sprained thumb.
It wasn't too long ago that people were talking about the surplus of outfielders the Atlanta Braves had on their roster. Three (supposedly) solid starters in Justin Upton, B.J. Upton, and Jason Heyward, and a strong bench that included hero-for-hire Evan Gattis and the newly transformed Jordan Schafer.
So how did Friday night's outfield end up looking like Joey
Sunday wasn't the best of days for Braves right-hander Julio Teheran.
Teheran went down as the losing pitcher in Cincinnati's, 8-4, win over Atlanta after allowing five runs in 5.1 innings of work. The rough outing essentially ballooned his ERA to 3.35 on the season.
Two of the earned runs Teheran surrendered came in the third inning when Jay Bruce tattooed his 19th...
Bronson Arroyo pitched seven sparkling innings, Brandon Phillips hit a two-run single in Cincinnati's three-run first and the Reds beat the depleted Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Friday night.
Arroyo (8-7) allowed three hits, including Brian McCann's two-out solo homer in the seventh, and walked one. Sam LeCure pitched a perfect eighth and Aroldis Chapman gave up a run in the ninth...