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Shelby Miller loses again, can't buy a win this season

Shelby Miller loses again, can't buy a win this season

yahoo.com Updated Aug 27 (yesterday)
For the better part of the past decade, Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has been the poster boy for the relative irrelevance of a pitcher's win-loss record. This season, Shelby Miller of the Atlanta Braves can make a good case that he's now basebal…
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  • Dog days taking toll on Yankees

    Dog days taking toll on Yankees

    nydailynews.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    Maybe an off day followed by a road trip against the going-nowhere Braves and Red Sox will prove to be the antidote.
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  • Barnes Has 3 Hits to Lead Rockies to 6-3 Win Over Braves

    Barnes Has 3 Hits to Lead Rockies to 6-3 Win Over Braves

    nytimes.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    Brandon Barnes had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Colorado Rockies extended Atlanta right-hander Shelby Miller's winless streak to 18 starts with a 6-3 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night.
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  • Braves eye Olivera for expanded roster

    Braves eye Olivera for expanded roster

    MLB.com Aug 26 (2 days ago)
    The Braves are looking forward to introducing Hector Olivera to the Major Leagues. Before doing so, they want to give the 30-year-old Cuban third baseman a chance to immerse himself in professional baseball in the United States and make up for time lost…
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  • A.J. Pierzynski Tried To Frame Another Pitch That Bounced

    A.J. Pierzynski Tried To Frame Another Pitch That Bounced

    deadspin.com Aug 26 (2 days ago)
    Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski is getting good at this—though he hasn’t made it work quite yet. Keep at it! Read more...
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  • LeMahieu helps Rox even series vs. Braves

    LeMahieu helps Rox even series vs. Braves

    MLB.com Aug 25 (3 days ago)
    DJ LeMahieu highlighted his three-hit night with a two-run fourth-inning single that capitalized on one of the three errors third baseman Adonis Garcia committed as the Rockies claimed a 5-1 win over the Braves on Tuesday night at Turner Field.
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  • Bettis Solid, Rockies Get 4 Unearned Runs to Beat Braves 5-1

    Bettis Solid, Rockies Get 4 Unearned Runs to Beat Braves 5-1

    nytimes.com Aug 25 (3 days ago)
    Chad Bettis pitched five solid innings in his return from the disabled list and the Colorado Rockies scored four unearned runs, taking advantage of three errors by Atlanta third baseman Adonis Garcia in a 5-1 victory over the Braves on Tuesday night.
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  • Braves snap skid as Teheran quiets Rox

    Braves snap skid as Teheran quiets Rox

    MLB.com Aug 24 (4 days ago)
    Julio Teheran went 7 1/3 strong innings and Atlanta's beleaguered bullpen held on as the Braves beat the Rockies, 5-3, on Monday night at Turner Field, snapping a seven-game losing streak.
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  • Gomes Drives in 3 Runs, Braves Beat Rockies 5-3 to End Skid

    Gomes Drives in 3 Runs, Braves Beat Rockies 5-3 to End Skid

    nytimes.com Aug 24 (4 days ago)
    Jonny Gomes drove in three runs with two hits, including a two-run homer in the first, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Monday night to end their seven-game losing streak.
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  • Bryant 2 HRs, Fan Hurt as Cubs Hand Braves 7th Straight Loss

    Bryant 2 HRs, Fan Hurt as Cubs Hand Braves 7th Straight Loss

    nytimes.com Aug 23 (5 days ago)
    After watching his team's latest homer-fueled win, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon took a few minutes to address the most frightening hit of the day.
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  • Cubs' 5-HR game completes sweep of Braves

    Cubs' 5-HR game completes sweep of Braves

    MLB.com Aug 23 (5 days ago)
    Four Cubs homered -- including two from Kris Bryant -- while Jason Hammel allowed two runs across 6 1/3 innings as Chicago defeated the Braves, 9-3, on Sunday at Wrigley Field to complete the series sweep. It marks the fourth sweep for the Cubs this sea…
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  • Swisher homers from both sides to tie record

    Swisher homers from both sides to tie record

    MLB.com Aug 22 (6 days ago)
    Nick Swisher homered from both sides of the plate for the 14th time in his career, matching Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira for the most in Major League history. But the pair of two-run shots he provided were not enough in the Braves 9-7 loss to the…
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  • Montero, Soler Homer in 8th to Lift Cubs Over Braves 9-7

    Montero, Soler Homer in 8th to Lift Cubs Over Braves 9-7

    nytimes.com MLB.com Aug 22 (6 days ago)
    Miguel Montero and Jorge Soler broke a tie with back-to-back solo homers to start the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs overcame homers from both sides of the plate by Nick Swisher in a 9-7, comeback win over the Atlanta Braves — their third straight—…
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  • Arrieta Picks Up 15th Win, Cubs Pound Braves 7-1

    Arrieta Picks Up 15th Win, Cubs Pound Braves 7-1

    nytimes.com Aug 20
    Jake Arrieta pitched six scoreless innings for his major league-leading 15th win, and Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell homered to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 7-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
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  • Freeman sees Olivera's skills firsthand

    Freeman sees Olivera's skills firsthand

    MLB.com Aug 20
    After getting a chance to spend some time with Hector Olivera at the Braves Spring Training complex last week, Freddie Freeman gained a glimpse of the potential possessed by the powerful Cuban, who is targeted to rest in the middle of Atlanta's lineup o…
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  • Hedges, Solarte lead Padres' charge over Braves

    Hedges, Solarte lead Padres' charge over Braves

    Austin Hedges' RBI double in the seventh inning broke a tie, leading the Padres to a 3-2 victory and a three-game series sweep of the Braves on Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park. Yangervis Solarte finished a triple shy of the cycle.
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  • Melvin Upton Jr Homers Twice in Padres' 9-0 Win Over Braves

    Melvin Upton Jr Homers Twice in Padres' 9-0 Win Over Braves

    Melvin Upton Jr. hit two two-run home runs against his former team and Yangervis Solarte hit a three-run shot to back James Shields and give the San Diego Padres a 9-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
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  • Freeman's return welcome, but creates logjam

    Freeman's return welcome, but creates logjam

    MLB.com Aug 18
    When Freddie Freeman makes his much-anticipated return to the Braves' lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Padres, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez will be further challenged to find sufficient playing time for some of his veteran pl…
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  • Rookie Rea Wins 2nd Straight Start for Padres, 5-3 vs Braves

    Rookie Rea Wins 2nd Straight Start for Padres, 5-3 vs Braves

    Rookie Colin Rea won his second straight start and Will Venable hit a two-run single to help the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Monday night.
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  • Braves beat D-backs on Maybin's walk-off HR

    Braves beat D-backs on Maybin's walk-off HR

    Cameron Maybin led off the 10th inning with a home run to left field on a 1-2 pitch from David Hernandez as the Braves walked off on the D-backs, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.
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  • Video - Minor Starting Season On DL: Good News For Braves? 01:36

    Minor Starting Season On DL: Good News For Braves?

    Mar 10
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses why pitcher Mike Minor starting the season on the DL is a good thing for the Braves.
  • Video - Gattis Heading To Houston 02:08

    Gattis Heading To Houston

    Jan 14
    Eric Karabell discusses how the Astros hope to benefit by the addition of Evan Gattis, acquiring him in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for three prospects.
  • Video - Hank Aaron Joins Group Pursuing Hawks Ownership 02:37

    Hank Aaron Joins Group Pursuing Hawks Ownership

    Jan 12
    ESPN senior basketball writer Marc Stein discusses Hank Aaron's interest in buying the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Video - Padres Complete Big Three With Upton Trade 02:24

    Padres Complete Big Three With Upton Trade

    Dec 19
    Buster Olney discusses the excitement surrounding San Diego's new outfield after the Padres made deals to acquire Wil Myers, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.

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