Monday's Top Five: Braves' comeback

The Braves fell behind 6-0 against the Giants, but Atlanta rallied to send the game into extras and won on Adonis Garcia's walk-off homer in the 12th. Kahrl: Monday's Top Five

Garcia, Braves walk off in the 12th (1:15)

Garcia hits walk-off homer in 12th

The Braves rallied from deficits of six runs and two runs to force extras and took the series opener against the visiting Giants on Adonis Garcia's first career walk-off homer -- a 2-run shot in the 12th. All three of Garcia's homers this season have given the Braves the lead. Box score

Braves battle back, force extras

A.J. Pierzynski crushed a homer to right field with two outs to erase a two-run deficit and pull the Braves even with the visiting Giants at 7-7. Follow live

Braves show life in Atlanta

After four Giants homers put the Braves in a 6-0 hole, Jace Peterson smoked a three-run shot to cut the deficit in half, and Nick Markakis added an RBI single. It's 6-4, Giants. Follow live

Freddie Freeman exits early in Atlanta

The Braves 1B has left the game with a right oblique injury, per the team. He was 0-for-2. Chris Johnson has replaced him with the Braves trailing the Giants 6-0 in the sixth. Follow live

Giants smash fourth homer

The Giants have four homers in four innings and hold a 6-0 lead over the Braves after Brandon Crawford's second jack of the game -- a two-run shot to left field. Follow live

Buster Posey doubles lead for Giants

The catcher hit a 2-run shot to center -- his 16th of the season -- to make it 4-0 vs. the Braves in the third inning. The Giants are currently tied for the second NL wild card spot. Follow live

Belt, Crawford hit back-to-back homers

Both long balls were opposite-field, and both were solo shots with two outs to give the Giants a 2-0 lead against the Braves in the second. Brandon Belt now has 13 homers this season, and Brandon Crawford upped his total to 17. Follow live

Will Olivera be worth expenditure?

The Braves paid heavily to acquire Cuban 3B Hector Olivera from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Meanwhile, Atlanta is fading in the NL East. MLB Power Rankings

Peterson, Braves avoid sweep (0:25)

Peterson, Teheran lead Braves past Phillies 6-2

Jace Peterson had three hits, including a three-run home run, and Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.


Braves, Teheran end droughts

Braves SP Julio Teheran notched his first road win since opening day (April 6), and Atlanta snapped a 6-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Phillies today.

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No big changes for Braves, Hart

GM John Hart didn't make any big improvements. Hector Olivera should add pop to the lineup, but dumping Bronson Arroyo's contract might've been Atlanta's best move. GM deadline grades (Insider)

Braves' Simmons to have MRI on thumb

Defensive wizard Andrelton Simmons will have an MRI to determine the extent of damage to his injured right thumb. However, the Atlanta SS did learn it was not fractured Saturday night.


Phillies surging, Braves sliding

The NL East matchup features teams headed in different directions. Philadelphia has won 12 of 14 since the All-Star break, while Atlanta's losing streak has reached 6 games. Follow live


Phillies hit 3 HRs in 12-2 win over Braves

Odubel Herrera, Freddy Galvis and Cameron Rupp all homered as the surging Philadelphia Phillies set a season high for scoring in a 12-2 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.


Final: Phillies 12, Braves 2

The Phillies scored a season-high in runs and moved to .500 on the year at home with their third win in a row and 12th victory in 14 games. Box score

Markakis leads off with homer

Nick Markakis needed just two pitches to put the Braves on the scoreboard, launching his 2nd home run of the year to center. Atlanta is off to a good start as it tries to snap a 5-game skid. Follow live

Braves with only one big move

While they traded a lot of players they should have, the Braves appear to have done it all in one trade. ESPN Insider Dan Szymborski ranks the Braves no. 27 on his list. Trade deadline rankings (Insider)

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Pierzynski, Gomes may draw interest

The non-waiver deadline has passed, but two Braves veterans could still be moved. A.J. Pierzynski's .294 average is very appealing, while Jonny Gomes could offer leadership to a contender. Crasnick: August trade candidates

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Crasnick: Players who could get traded in August

Baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is behind us, but there still could be more moves coming in August. Jerry Crasnick identifies players who could change teams this month.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25216th
On Base Percentage.31317th
Slugging Percentage.36330th
Earned Run Average4.0622nd
Quality Starts5020th


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