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While the Atlanta Braves picked up a rare win last time out, it's likely too little, too late. The Braves try to win two in a row for the first time in September on Friday night in the first of three against the visiting New York Mets. Atlanta (76-76) scored only eight runs during a five-game losing streak before beating NL East champion Washington 3-1 on Wednesday despite being...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie helps Rangers complete first sweep of opponent since April

The Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep of former playoff contender Atlanta on Sunday with a 10-3 win at Globe Life Park. It was the Rangers’ first series sweep since April 21-23, at Oakland. The Braves dropped to four games behind Pittsburgh for the second wild-card spot in the National League. Starter Colby Lewis held the Braves to one run in seven innings. For the series...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Wood dominant, bats silent as Braves fall to Rangers

B.J. Upton led off the third inning with a line-drive single to center field, and later scored on a fielder's choice ground ball by Jason Heyward. But his lone run wasn't enough on Friday as the Atlanta Braves fell to the Texas Rangers, 2-1. Atlanta got a fantastic start from Alex Wood, who went seven innings and only gave up four hits and a run while striking out nine. But...
Via Fox Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta 6, Washington 2; 10 September 2014 (Washington 82-62, Atlanta 75-71)

Photo Credit: sports.yahoo.com On a warm September afternoon, the Nationals went for the sweep of the strongly-disliked Braves. With Stephen Strasburg taking the ball for the home team, things looked promising. The stubborn Braves weren’t discouraged, though. B.J. Upton homered to break a scoreless tie, and Aaron Harang’s precise command held Washington’s offense at bay. The...
Via DC Sports-Kings
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Harang dominates Nats again as Braves break out

Staring down a potential sweep at the hands of the rival Nationals, and a 10-game deficit in the National League East, the Braves put it all together for a day. Justin Upton and B.J. Upton delivered for the offense, which took its first lead in 31 innings, and was aided by a stifling performance from Aaron Harang, as Atlanta rolled to a 6-2 win. Atlanta now sits eight back int the...
Via Fox Sports South
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff-contending Braves best Strasburg, Nats 6-2

WASHINGTON (AP) Aaron Harang outdueled Stephen Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves avoided a series sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday. The Braves snapped a three-game losing streak as Harang (11-10) held the NL East leaders to one unearned run over seven innings. Upton's RBI single in the sixth broke a 1-all tie...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Take Series From Braves

The Nationals scored four runs in the first inning on their way to a 6-4 win over the Braves on Tuesday night. Washington now leads the National League East by nine full games and with a league best record of 82-61, the Nats magic number is reduced to ten. The nine game lead is the largest in franchise history, since the club relocated from Montreal in 2005. #KeepTheLineMoving pic...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks fire general manager Kevin Towers

His team’s awful play finally caught up with Kevin Towers, who was relieved of his job as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. Tony La Russa, the franchise’s chief baseball officer, delivered the long-expected news in a statement Friday morning, as the D-backs currently boast a record of 59-81, the third-worst mark in baseball. Towers led the Diamondbacks...
Via Rumors and Rants
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves start awful lineup, win 7-4 over Phils

Ervin Santana was more hittable than he has been for most of 2014 on Wednesday afternoon. Santana allowed four runs in six innings and the only way the Braves would be able to win was if the bullpen and offense picked up Santana. In a completely unexpected turn of events thats exactly what happened as the Braves scored seven runs and the bullpen threw three shutout innings in a 7...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits with bruised triceps

After being hit by a pitch from Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick, the Atlanta Braves are reporting that Justin Upton has left the game due to a bruised triceps. OF Justin Upton left tonight's game with a left triceps contusion. He is day-to-day.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 3, 2014On a team that is struggling to score runs, this injury is not good news...
Via Sports Injury Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves OF Justin Upton leaves with bruised triceps

ATLANTA (AP) Left fielder Justin Upton has left Atlanta's game against Philadelphia with bruised left triceps. Upton was hit on the left arm by a pitch from Kyle Kendrick in the first inning of Tuesday night's game. Upton remained in the game until the sixth inning, when Ryan Doumit took over in left field. The Braves say Upton's status is day to day. Upton leads the...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

2nd Half Fantasy Baseball - Top 100

With just 28 days left in the MLB regular season, fantasy baseball is quickly coming to an end.  Since the 2nd half started on July 18th, no team has been better than the Baltimore Orioles who own a 27-14 record, no hitter has been better than Victor Martinez and no pitcher has been better than Madison Bumgarner.#454355446 / gettyimages.comEven with the loss of Manny Machado...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

More heroics from Upton as Braves down Marlins

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 the way...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days 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
21 days 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
21 days 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
21 days 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
26 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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Minor's no-hit bid leads to Braves win over Reds

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor pitched 7 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball on Friday, but didn't get enough run support to register the win. Atlanta's one-run lead evaporated with Cincinnati's first hit of the game, a single from Billy Hamilton that scored Zack Cozart in the eighth. Neither team could add a go-ahead run to stave off extra innings, so the Reds...
Via Fox Sports South
28 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
28 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
29 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
29 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
August 21, 2014  |  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
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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