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9/18/2014 | Braves with decisions to make after disappointing '14

Though a near-perfect conclusion might miraculously vault them into the playoffs, the Braves are much more likely to spend this season's final week tasting the disappointment that has followed them for most of this year.


9/16/2014 | Braves focus on WC race as Nats seek NL's top record

When the Braves and the Nationals take the field again on Wednesday, one club will keep its sights set on clinching home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs, while the other will try to pull off what seems improbable and win a Wild Card spot.


9/16/2014 | Kimbrel named Braves' Clemente Award nominee

Though he is still learning the many different ways he can assist as the spokesman for Athletes Curing Kids Cancer, All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel has already made enough of an impact on the Atlanta community to be named the Braves' nominee for this year's Roberto Clemente Award.


9/16/2014 | Fredi's challenge gets call overturned at second

Though his club's postseason hopes were further weakened during Tuesday night's 3-0 loss to the Nationals, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez proved successful in his attempt to prevent a run from scoring during the eighth inning.


9/16/2014 | Bats struggle again as Harang takes tough-luck loss

As their offense spent most of the past few weeks appearing to be lifeless, the Braves bid adieu to their hope of defending their division crown. But that did not necessarily make things any easier as they were forced to watch the Nationals celebrate the clinching of the National League East after claiming a 3-0 win on Tuesday night at Turner Field.


9/16/2014 | Braves, SunTrust anticipate fruitful partnership

When the Braves announced that they would stage the groundbreaking for their new stadium on Tuesday morning, they said there would be a significant announcement. True to their promise, they revealed the surprise by announcing that their new home, scheduled to open in 2017, will be named SunTrust Park.


9/16/2014 | With SunTrust Park, a new day for Braves

The Atlanta Braves are going bigger than just a new stadium with SunTrust Park. They are undertaking a "ballpark village" concept, with their new park the centerpiece of a development that will include restaurants, hotels, retail outlets, office space, entertainment venues and residential areas.


9/16/2014 | Braves break ground on new SunTrust Park

The Braves broke ground on their new stadium in Cobb County, Ga., on Tuesday in a gala ceremony presided over by Terry McGuirk, the chairman of the team. McGuirk announced that the new stadium will be named SunTrust Park, and he said the groundbreaking ceremony represented one of the great days in franchise history.


9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.


9/15/2014 | Nats go with Roark in first chance to clinch division

If the Nationals win one of their two remaining games at Turner Field this week, the Braves will have to watch their rivals celebrate winning the National League East on their home turf. If that was not incentive enough, Atlanta is hanging on by a thread in the NL Wild Card race as it sends Aaron Harang to the hill to face Washington's Tanner Roark on Tuesday night.


9/15/2014 | Braves send Gattis for further tests on throat

Instead of placing catcher Evan Gattis back in their lineup for Monday night's series opener against the Nationals, the Braves instead sent him for further evaluation to determine why he has not recovered from the strep throat symptoms he began battling a little more than a week ago.


9/15/2014 | Freeman, Fredi tossed after Stras K's slugger

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and his manager Fredi Gonzalez both displayed some frustration when they were ejected by plate umpire Tim Timmons during Monday night's series opener against the Nationals at Turner Field.


9/15/2014 | Braves fall back in WC race after falling to Nats

Coming off a miserable road trip, the Braves were hoping to gain some momentum courtesy of their latest opportunity to face Stephen Strasburg. But instead of frustrating Strasburg yet again, they extended their offensive woes in Monday night's 4-2 loss to the Nationals, who are now on the brink of clinching the National League East title.


9/15/2014 | Braves set to break ground on new ballpark

A new era of Braves baseball will start to take shape today, when the club breaks ground on its new ballpark, which is scheduled to open at the start of the 2017 season.


9/14/2014 | Braves set to host Nats in crucial division matchup

The Nats will try to inch closer to winning the NL East when they send out Stephen Strasburg to face Ervin Santana and the Braves on Monday night. Atlanta will try to gain ground in the Wild Card race.


9/14/2014 | After Rangers miss on review, Braves get call overturned

The Rangers unsuccessfully challenged a play at first base in the second inning Sunday, when Leonys Martin was picked off by Braves pitcher Mike Minor for the third out. Two innings later, the Braves had a call overturned as Andrelton Simmons threw out Luis Sardinas trying to advance from second to third base after Sardinas was originally called safe.


9/14/2014 | Braves recognize need to get offense going

The Braves have scored just 34 runs over their last 14 games and are batting just .215 over that stretch. If they don't produce more on offense over their final 14 games, it could cost them a chance at going to the playoffs.


9/14/2014 | With Gattis out, Heyward looks to provide power

Jason Heyward batted fifth for the second straight game as the Braves continue to wait for Evan Gattis to recover from strep throat, which has caused him to miss the last six games.


9/14/2014 | Minor struggles as Braves lose ground in WC race

Left-hander Mike Minor, who entered the game with six straight quality starts, couldn't stop the bleeding during a six-run fifth inning for the Rangers, who handed the Braves a 10-3 loss at Globe Life Park on Sunday afternoon.


9/13/2014 | Braves out to dispatch Rangers, gain playoff steam

Pitcher Mike Minor has been doing his best to help keep the Braves in the National League Wild Card race. His offensive teammates just need to do their part when he pitches against Colby Lewis and the Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.


9/13/2014 | Teheran takes a hard-luck loss against Rangers

The sixth inning was once again problematic for Julio Teheran. The Braves' right-hander no-hit the Rangers through the first five frames before things came unraveled in the sixth, allowing three hits and three unearned runs on his way to losing his third straight start. With a 3-2 loss to the Rangers on Saturday at Globe Life Park, the Braves have now lost five of their last six.


9/13/2014 | Simmons showing signs of life at the plate

After managing only three hits in his first 30 at-bats this month, Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons had as many hits in his last six at-bats over his last couple of games, entering Saturday.


9/13/2014 | Gattis likely to miss entire Rangers series

Evan Gattis missed his fifth straight game on Saturday, as he continued to recover from a bout of strep throat. The Braves' catcher is likely to miss Sunday's series finale against the Rangers, as well.


9/13/2014 | Braves look to bounce back behind Teheran

The Braves will send 13-game winner Julio Teheran to the mound against Rangers rookie Lisalverto Bonilla, making his first big league start, as the NL Wild Card hopefuls try to bounce back on Saturday at Globe Life Park.


9/12/2014 | Braves drop duel, fall back in Wild Card race

Alex Wood struck out nine while holding the Rangers to one run in seven innings on Friday night, but the Braves dropped a 2-1 duel and dropped to three games behind the Pirates for the second NL Wild Card spot.




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