Johnson powering Braves to lead

Kelly Johnson, who had just 3 RBIs in his past 10 games, has matched that total through 2 innings in Milwaukee. Atlanta's 1B had a 2-run homer in the 1st and an RBI single in the 2nd to give the Braves a 4-1 advantage. Follow live

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Power Rankings: Braves No. 19

Atlanta continues to experiment with new players on their roster. A four-game winning streak heading into the weekend didn't see high scores, but earned the Braves a three-spot jump to No. 19. MLB Power Rankings

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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.


Braves DFA Masset, Eveland, call up 2 righties

The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Arodys Vizcaino and promoted right-hander David Carpenter from Triple-A Gwinnett and designated Nick Masset and Dana Eveland for assignment.

Phillies blank Braves in extras, snap slide (0:52)

Phillies score 4 in 10th to beat Braves

After a scoreless 9 innings, there was finally offense in the 10th, as Ryan Howard's sac fly gave Philadelphia the lead for good, and Carlos Ruiz and Freddy Galvis added insurance RBIs in the 4-0 win. Box score


Phillies, Braves scoreless through 9

There's still no score at Turner Field, thanks in part to strong performances from SPs Cole Hamels and Shelby Miller. The game is now in the hands of both bullpens. Follow live


Miller has 8 K's through 5

Braves SP Shelby Miller has struck out 8 Phillies through 5 innings, as he tries to outduel Cole Hamels. The game is scoreless through 5, but both pitchers have wiggled their way out of bases-loaded jams. Follow live


Final: Braves 9, Phillies 5

Cameron Maybin went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and 2 RBIs to lead the Braves to their 4th straight win. Box score


Alex Wood leaves with big lead

The Phillies got to Braves starter Alex Wood for 10 hits and 4 runs, but the lefty is still in line for the win after the Braves gave him 9 runs of support. Wood has gone at least 6 innings in each of his last 5 starts. Follow live


Maybin, Braves cruising at Turner Field

After scoring 4 in the 1st inning, the Braves tallied 4 more in the 4th and now lead the Phillies 9-4. Cameron Maybin (2 RBIs, 3 R) finds himself a triple away from the cycle after an RBI single in the 4th. Follow live

Braves get to Correia in the 1st inning

Kelly Johnson's 2-run single was part of a 4-run 1st inning for Atlanta as it jumped all over Phillies starter Kevin Correia (5 H, 4 ER, BB) to take a 4-0 lead. The Braves had tallied 4 runs over their previous 2 games coming into today. Follow live


Braves slip past Phillies in opener

Solo home runs from Juan Uribe and Jonny Gomes were enough for Atlanta as it edged Philadelphia 2-1. Box score

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OTD: Cloninger hits two grand slams

On this date 49 years ago, pitcher Tony Cloninger of the Atlanta Braves hit two grand slams in a win against the Giants. He is the only pitcher to accomplish the feat.

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Thursday's power rankings

Among Thursday's highlights: Jose Fernandez wins in his first start 13 months after Tommy John surgery, and Scott Kazmir stifles Seattle.


Manny Banuelos shines in debut

The Braves LHP struck out 7 Nationals and walked none through 5 2/3 innings in his MLB debut, but he left in the 6th with an apparent injury. The Braves lead Max Scherzer and the Nats 1-0. Follow live

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25513th
On Base Percentage.31614th
Slugging Percentage.36527th
Earned Run Average3.9217th
Quality Starts4020th


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