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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.


9/12/2014 | Rested Simmons ready to go

Andrelton Simmons received the day off in Wednesday's series finale against Washington and the Braves had an off-day on Thursday, so the 25-year-old shortstop feels refreshed and ready for the final stretch of the season.


9/12/2014 | Dallas native Gattis sits Texas opener with strep

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez arrived for a three-game series against the Rangers with the anticipation of using Evan Gattis as his designated hitter in the hitter-friendly confines of Globe Life Park, but the slugger missed his fourth straight start with strep throat on Friday.


9/12/2014 | Fredi feels for his former player Stanton

When Marlins All-Star Giancarlo Stanton went down Thursday night after being beaned in the left jaw by Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers, it affected players and coaches across the league, including Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, who was Stanton's skipper his rookie season.


9/11/2014 | There's a catch: Braves face backstop decision in 2015

Once Evan Gattis regains the strength he lost while battling strep throat this week, the Braves are going to want his powerful bat in the lineup as frequently as possible until this season concludes. But as they look toward next season with the confidence that Christian Bethancourt is prepared to handle the catching duties on an everyday basis, there is reason to wonder where Gattis will fit.


9/10/2014 | Harang shows veteran composure in terrific outing

There was some concerns about Aaron Harang's place in the Braves' rotation, but he quelled those with a seven-inning gem in a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday in Washington.


9/10/2014 | Gattis expects to return for weekend set vs. Rangers

After spending the previous two days dealing with the effects of strep throat, Evan Gattis rejoined his Braves teammates for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Nationals. However, the catcher said he didn't expect to play until Friday against Texas.


9/10/2014 | Simmons rests, regroups after rough second-half stretch

Andrelton Simmons has spent the early portion of his career drawing justifiable comparisons to Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith. But in the process of cementing his place as a defensive wizard, Simmons has spent the past couple months providing reason to wonder if he can succeed offensively at the Major League level.


9/10/2014 | Braves head to Texas in bid to stay in playoff race

Atlanta heads to Arlington hoping to stay alive in the National League Wild Card race, sending Alex Wood to the mound on Friday night to take on the Rangers' Derek Holland.


9/10/2014 | Scoring burst backs Harang, helps take down Nats

The Braves scored two runs in the sixth inning and three in the seventh to boost them over the Nationals, 6-2, in Wednesday afternoon's series finale at Nationals Park. Aaron Harang allowed one run (no earned) over seven innings.


9/9/2014 | Nats go for sweep as Braves look to get back on track

The Nationals own a nine-game lead in the National League East as the Braves try to keep pace in their pursuit of one of the NL Wild Card spots on Wednesday. A victory against Stephen Strasburg could go a long way for Atlanta's confidence as it tries to avoid a sweep.


9/9/2014 | Fredi unsuccessful on first-inning challenge

Looking for any way to stop the bleeding, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez opted to challenge the ruling on a forceout during the first inning of Tuesday night's game against the Nationals. But the challenge simply led to Gonzalez's 10th unsuccessful try of the season.


9/9/2014 | Gattis' absence causes lineup reshuffling

With Evan Gattis sidelined because of strep throat and Tommy La Stella scratched because of a migraine, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez opted to place Jason Heyward in the middle of the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Nationals.


9/9/2014 | Fredi looking to give starting pitchers extra rest

Though the Braves are in the midst of battling for the National League's final playoff spot, manager Fredi Gonzalez is not going to make any rash decisions that could endanger the future of any of his young starting pitchers. In other words, he plans to use Thursday's off-day as a chance to give each of his starters a chance to get an extra day of rest.


9/8/2014 | Braves to open 2015 in Miami

The Braves will open the 2015 season in Miami against the Marlins on April 6, according to the schedule announced by Major League Baseball on Monday, and four days later will face the Mets in their home opener.




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