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5/5/2015 | Johnson happy to be home for grand achievement

When Kelly Johnson returned to the Braves this year, he was targeted to serve as a role player whose veteran experience could prove beneficial in the clubhouse and occasionally on the field. But over the past week, the veteran utility player has taken full advantage of the chance to be the center of attention.


5/5/2015 | Miller proving his worth with each great start

As Shelby Miller masterfully sliced and diced Philadelphia's lineup on Tuesday night at Turner Field, he gave the Braves further reason to be satisfied with their choice to gain four years of his services in exchange for what would have been Jason Heyward's last year in Atlanta.


5/5/2015 | Braves recall Cunniff, DFA Veal

Now that he has returned to the Major League level, Braves right-handed reliever Brandon Cunniff hopes to pick up where he left off when he was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on April 24.


5/5/2015 | Braves, Phillies go for series win in Atlanta

Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz hopes to build on his first big league start Wednesday night against the Phillies at Turner Field. Phillies right-hander Jerome Williams has allowed three or fewer runs in four of his five starts, including three in 6 2/3 innings against the Braves on April 26.


5/5/2015 | Harang the latest ex-Brave to do damage against club

After helping Aaron Harang rejuvenate his career last year, the Braves were hesitant to give him a two-year deal this winter. But given what he has done to them over the past 10 days, they probably wish they would have at least tried to match the one-year, $5 million deal he signed with the Phillies.


5/4/2015 | Facing growing pains, Wood knows he must adjust

Alex Wood fast-tracked his way through the Braves' Minor League system in 2013 and proved to be one of Atlanta's top starting pitchers during the second half of last season. But through the first month of this season, the southpaw has been routinely introduced to the frustration he felt after being pulled during the fifth inning of Monday night's 5-2 loss to the Phillies.


5/4/2015 | Harang extends mastery of Braves in Phils' win

Aaron Harang extended his mastery of the Braves and benefited from the three first-inning runs the Phillies tallied against Alex Wood during Monday night's 5-2 win at Turner Field.


5/4/2015 | Peterson could become everyday player

The Atlanta Braves obtained an excellent multisport athlete when Jace Peterson was included in one of the many offseason moves made by the club. In mid-December, the San Diego Padres sent Peterson to the Braves along with pitcher Max Fried, third baseman Dustin Peterson and center fielder Mallex Smith for outfielder Justin Upton and pitcher Aaron Northcraft. It was a blockbuster trade that could help shape both clubs for years to come.


5/4/2015 | Billingsley set for Majors return against Braves

On Tuesday night at Turner Field, right-hander Chad Billingsley will make his first big league appearance in two years as he starts for the Phillies. He'll be opposed by Braves righty Shelby Miller.


5/4/2015 | MLB reveals 30 Honorary Bat Girl winners

Thirty winners were announced on Monday by Major League Baseball in the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest.


5/3/2015 | Proud dad Johnson leads Braves' offense

Throughout his Major League career, there have been numerous instances in which Kelly Johnson has participated in a pregame ceremony that allows members of a local youth baseball team to stand at a specific position before the home team takes the field. But some emotion was added to the experience on Sunday, when Johnson came out of the home dugout at Turner Field and ran toward his son, Cole, who was standing and waiting for his father to arrive at third base.


5/3/2015 | Aggressive approach suits sharp Teheran

Having already gained a sense of how Julio Teheran had handled past adversity, the Braves were not surprised to see the talented young hurler display his fighting spirit while completing six scoreless innings during Sunday afternoon's 5-0 win over the Reds.


5/3/2015 | Teheran finds form as Braves blank Reds

Comforted by the three-run first inning his offense produced against Johnny Cueto, Julio Teheran halted his recent woes with a strong mound performance that guided the Braves to Sunday afternoon's 5-0 win over the Reds at Turner Field.


5/3/2015 | Harang, Wood strive for strong efforts in rematch

The Phillies close out a 10-game road trip, while the Braves finish off a 10-game homestand beginning on Monday night at Turner Field.


5/2/2015 | Triples at heart of Stults' two-out trouble

Braves lefty Eric Stults found himself pitching to the Reds' Jay Bruce with two outs in both the fourth and fifth innings Saturday night, and both times Bruce -- who is not known for his speed -- tripled.


5/2/2015 | Simmons can't dodge grounder, called out

With the Braves down four to the Reds on Saturday night, Andrelton Simmons snuck an RBI double just fair down the right-field line, pulling Atlanta within three and putting a runner on second with no outs. But Simmons was promptly eliminated when he was struck by Jace Peterson's ground ball, making the first out of the inning on runner's interference. The rally fizzled after that, and the Braves fell, 8-4.


5/2/2015 | Reds' homer trio, Bruce's triples beat Braves

The Reds hit three home runs and Jay Bruce added a pair of triples in an 8-4 win over the Braves on Saturday night at Turner Field.


5/2/2015 | Cueto, Teheran to duel in Reds-Braves finale

It's aces high on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field, when the Braves and Reds conclude their four-game weekend series. Cincinnati goes with red-hot veteran righty Johnny Cueto against Atlanta's struggling 24-year-old hurler Julio Teheran.


5/2/2015 | One month later, Ciriaco gets callup

Pedro Ciriaco impressed as a non-roster invitee in Spring Training, so much so he joined the Braves on their flight to Miami before Opening Day. But a late trade with the Padres that brought to Atlanta sent the utility man down to Triple-A Gwinnett.


5/2/2015 | K. Johnson a pleasant surprise in starting role

After experiencing frustrating stints with the Yankees, Red Sox and Orioles last year, Kelly Johnson returned to his suburban Atlanta home unsure about the remainder of his baseball career. But his spirits brightened in January, when the Braves extended an offer to rejoin their organization.


5/1/2015 | Touted Foltynewicz earns win in his first start

Experiencing his first Major League start did not feel nearly as foreign to Mike Foltynewicz as stepping into the batter's box. But the highly regarded pitching prospect handled both challenges in a successful manner and gave the Braves more reason to be excited about the possibility that he will be a part of their starting rotation for many years to come.


5/1/2015 | Braves' rook pitches in at plate, beats Reds

Mike Foltynewicz displayed more than just a strong arm in his first Major League start and Kelly Johnson preserved the effort with a two-run home run in the fifth inning that propelled the Braves to a 4-3 win over the Reds on Friday night at Turner Field.


5/1/2015 | Marquis returns to Turner Field with Reds

The Braves will see a familiar face from their past when they take on the Reds in the third game of their four-game weekend set Saturday night at Turner Field. In his 14th Major League season, righty Jason Marquis will get the ball for the Reds.


5/1/2015 | C. Johnson's hand fracture preexisting

Braves third baseman Chris Johnson received some encouraging news when an MRI exam performed on Friday morning showed that his left hand fracture was preexisting. But he will still need three to six weeks to recover from the multiple bone bruises he suffered during an unsuccessful stolen-base attempt on Thursday night.


5/1/2015 | Braves' Foltynewicz makes first start against Reds

Mike Foltynewicz will make his much-anticipated first Major League start for the Braves as they attempt to halt their recent woes Friday night against the Reds and right-hander Anthony DeSclafani at Turner Field in Atlanta.




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