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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.

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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

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Max Scherzer having a normal start

The Nats RHP gave up a hit in the third inning to Braves LF Eury Pérez -- so you don't need to be on Scherzer no-hitter watch tonight. We're scoreless in the 4th. Follow live

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OTD: Spahn, Marichal go 16 innings

On this date in 1963, the Braves' Warren Spahn and the Giants' Juan Marichal had a pitching duel for the ages, each going the distance in a 16-inning game. It was Spahn who eventually faltered, but cut him some slack -- it was none other than Willie Mays with the walk-off home run to win, 1-0.

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ESPN's National League All-Stars

Who is deserves a spot on the National League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.

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Braves power past Nationals in Atlanta

The Braves figured out Doug Fister in the fourth inning, putting up a four-spot behind back-to-back HRs from A.J. Pierzynski and Juan Uribe to split the series against Washington. Box score

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Four-run first sets Nats up for win

Clint Robinson capped a 4-run first with a 2-run homer to help the Nats take the opener vs. the Braves. Nats SP Jordan Zimmermann fanned six in 7 2/3 scoreless innings, while Braves SP Shelby Miller settled down to strike out 10 but allowed 4 ER on 8 hits in five innings. Box score

Nats not wasting time in Atlanta

Danny Espinosa smacked an RBI double, Wilson Ramos added an RBI single and Clint Robinson capped the Nationals' four-run first with a two-run shot to right field. Safe to say Braves SP Shelby Miller's second inning is going much better than his first. Follow live

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Bowden: Braves are borderline sellers

Among the teams that could be sellers before the July 31 trade deadline are the Braves. Atlanta has already done plenty of selling, but reliever Jason Grilli is one of a few names the team could still look to deal. 10 likely sellers (Insider)

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2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs31322nd
Batting Average.25514th
On Base Percentage.31615th
Slugging Percentage.36527th
Earned Run Average3.9117th
Quality Starts3918th
WHIP1.3425th
BAA.26023rd

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