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Three Cuts: More heroics from Upton as Braves down Marlins

ATLANTA -- When starting pitcher Ervin Santana walked the bases loaded in the first inning, things didn't seem like they were going to go well for the Atlanta Braves. But Santana got out of that opening frame unscathed, and calmed down to hurl a good six innings of one-run baseball. The game was won in the later innings, however, long after Santana had exited. Justin Upton led...
Via Fox Sports South
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Upton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA (AP) Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win. The Braves, winners in 10 of 14, began the night 1 1/2 games back in the NL wild-card standings, but are just 19-21 since the All-Star break. Andrelton Simmons led off the...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild-card hopes take hit as Marlins fall to Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win. The Braves, winners in 10 of 14, began the night 1 1/2 games back in the NL wild-card standings, but are just 19-21 since the All-Star break. Andrelton Simmons led off...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild-card hopes take hit as Marlins fall to Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win. The Braves, winners in 10 of 14, began the night 1 1/2 games back in the NL wild-card standings, but are just 19-21 since the All-Star break. Andrelton Simmons led off...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves series primer

Thirty games remain in the regular season and the Miami Marlins (65-67) sit 5.5 back in the National League wild-card race. But the ground can be made up with 26 of those contests against NL East rivals, including six of the next nine against the Atlanta Braves (70-64). Miami concludes its three-city, nine-game trip at Turner Field having dropped series at Colorado and Anaheim. The...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves split series in Cincy despite flirting with no-no

After breaking out the bats in the series opener against the Reds at Great American Ballpark, the Braves were once again the victims of their own lack of run support for quality starting pitching. Walking away from the a series split in Cincy, Atlanta missed an opportunity to improve in the wild card standings. The Braves leave GAB for Citi Field for a 3-game set sitting 8 games...
Via BravesWire
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves' comeback falls short in loss to Reds

The Atlanta Braves could not capitalize on numerous late-game comeback chances on Suday afternoon, falling to the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 to split the four-game series. The Braves did not get the excellent pitching they've grown so accustomed to this season, but the offense stranded 10 runners on base, including five in the final two innings, to fall farther back in the divisional...
Via Fox Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

J. Upton’s 12th-inning homer gives Braves a 3-2 win over Reds

Three weeks ago Mike Minor was extremely frustrated and even dismayed, wondering what he could do to get his disappointing season turned around so he could help instead of hinder the Braves’ playoff chances. On Friday night, he came within four outs of throwing a no-hitter against the Reds, at the most hitter-friendly ballpark in the major leagues. He pitched brilliantly and got...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds fall in extras 3-1

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter. Upton's 25th homer off Manny Parra (0-1) gave Atlanta its seventh victory in eight games. David Hale (4-4) pitched out of a two-on threat in the 11th. Craig...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton's HR sends Braves over Reds 3-1 in 12th

CINCINNATI (AP) Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter. Upton's 25th homer off Manny Parra (0-1) gave Atlanta its seventh victory in eight games. David Hale (4-4) pitched out of a two-on threat in the 11th. Craig...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds fall in extras 3-1

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter. Upton's 25th homer off Manny Parra (0-1) gave Atlanta its seventh victory in eight games. David Hale (4-4) pitched out of a two-on threat in the 11th. Craig...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Caray: Justin Upton's MVP candidacy; more Braves thoughts

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: During Thursday's game you mentioned Justin Upton and the National League MVP race. Do you believe he's not getting the attention he deserves? CHIP CARAY: I think that's part of it. I think that we all look at the individual numbers and...
Via Fox Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Aug 22

In an annoyingly short slate of late games to choose from, somehow my super-stack of Braves set itself somewhat apart. Freddie Freeman, Phil Gosselin, Chris Johnson, and Justin Upton scored 9+ points apiece, and Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton chipped in another 10. Matt Shoemaker was the story, though, pitching a one-hitter against Boston the day after the lost Garrett Richards for 6...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves beat Reds 8-0 for 6th win in last 7

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night. Atlanta put it away early, sending 11 batters to the plate in the third for five runs. Jason Heyward got it started with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves beat Reds 8-0 for 6th win in last 7

CINCINNATI (AP) Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night. Atlanta put it away early, sending 11 batters to the plate in the third for five runs. Jason Heyward got it started with...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

After near sweep in Pittsburgh, Braves head to Cincy

This team. This team is frustrating. This team is exciting. This team is agonizing. This team slumps. This team surges. This team dominates. Yes, you may have thought these things about the Atlanta Braves throughout the season or even this month alone. You may have even thought these very things in the last week alone. How the Braves are playing now is how the Braves should have...
Via BravesWire
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves-Reds Preview

While the Atlanta Braves' winning streak just came to an end in embarrassing fashion, they may be able to start a new one Thursday night. Atlanta heads to Cincinnati for the first of four against the slumping Reds, who are in danger of falling completely out of the postseason race. The Braves (66-61) had outscored opponents 33-14 during a five-game run before Wednesday's...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates rally to beat Braves 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night. David Carpenter (4-4) took the loss after allowing an unearned run to cross. Jordy Mercer led off with...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves push win streak to 5 with 11-3 rout of Pirates

Two weeks ago the Braves flew home Seattle after a miserable 0-8 road trip that left them two games over .500 and pretty much dead in the water, in the view of many. The Pittsburgh Pirates might have a hard time believing that today. The Braves pounded the skidding Pirates for the second night in a row Tuesday, getting five RBIs from Justin Upton and a strong performance from pitcher...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves plate 11, blast past Pirates

As an encore to Monday's win where the team scored seven runs on 15 hits, the Atlanta Braves followed on Tuesday with 11 runs on 14 hits to take Game 2 of the series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. Five batters--Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton--notched two hits, and every Braves starter, outside pitcher Aaron Harang, crossed the plate...
Via Fox Sports South
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta rebound from Dodgers’ visit, sweep A’s

With a 6-run first inning in Pittsburgh tonight, it’s a good time to look back at the last two series and how the Braves fared against two visiting California clubs. As the end of the season inches closer and closer, the Braves continue to be one of the most frustrating and inconsistent clubs in the National League. Managing to win just one against the first place club in the NL...
Via BravesWire
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

ATLANTA (AP) Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak. The Braves swept the three-game series, leaving the A's with a five-game losing streak, their longest of the season. The A's have lost seven of eight overall...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Korea’s Park Byung-Ho Hits 475-Foot Home Run Over Scoreboard (Video)

Watch out, Giancarlo Stanton. Nexen Heroes first baseman Park Byung-ho leads the Korea Baseball Organization with 39 home runs. Park hit two of those Friday, and he absolutely crushed one of those two. Park destroyed a baseball in the third inning of the Heroes’ 8-2 victory over the Doosan Bears, launching it 475 feet. It cleared the enormous scoreboard in center field, which...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves break out with 4 homers, beat A's 7-2

ATLANTA (AP) Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, one of four by Atlanta, and the Braves beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Friday night in the opening game of the interleague series. Justin Upton and Evan Gattis hit homers off Jason Hammel (1-5) in the second inning. Rookie Phil Gosselin hit a two-run homer, the first of his career, off Jesse Chavez in the sixth. It was a rare...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATED: Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits with strained hamstring

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video here and below. The team announced after the game that Justin has a mild hamstring straing.Justin Upton's batting line is  .281/.358/.505 with 21...
Via MLB Injury News
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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