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Ervin Santana, Evan Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres

...that play," Simmons quipped.LEFTY KILLER: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson had a pair of hits off Lane, improving his major league-leading average against left-handers to .433 (29 of 67).

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-28/ervin-santana-evan-gatti
South Aiken High School | The Augusta Chronicle

...Brightest Awards. South Aiken's Andrew Faulkner will likely be the top draft pick among Augusta-area athletes today when Major League Baseball conducts rounds 2 through 30 of the draft. Don't Miss Databases: Search public records data Things...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/education/aiken-county-board-e
Ashley Farr looks back at USC Aiken success over professional disappointment

...proven he can swing the bat with anybody." DESPITE THE BREAKOUT season, Farr didn't get a call in June during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. His numbers shined, but his overall profile didn't include the speed or light-tower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-26/ashley-farr-looks-back-u
Managing rivals will get their due

...years as he helped restore the luster to baseball's most successful franchise.The fiery Cox ? he was ejected a major league record 161 times ? guided the Braves to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and 15 playoff appearances. Many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-25/managing-rivals-will-get
Eligibility is cut to 10 years for Baseball Hall of Fame

...to a lifetime ban in 1989 after an investigation by Major League Baseball concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to...This is your weekend."Following a nine-year major league career that began in 1946, Garagiola had a long career...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-26/eligibility-cut-10-years
Frank Thomas thrilled to go into hall of fame

...hitter in franchise history. He's the only player in major league history to log seven consecutive seasons with a .300...Mel Ott, and Ted Williams, are the only players in major league history to retire with a career batting average of at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-26/frank-thomas-thrilled-go
Key grand slams run through San Francisco Giants organization

...GreenJacket Madison Bumgarner, each hit a grand slam in the same game. It marked the first time that has happened in major league history.Bumgarner became the first pitcher in 48 years to hit two grand slams in the same season.Giants backup catcher...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-21/key-grand-slams-run-thro
Survey finds sharp increase in HGH use by American teens

...upsurge in teen HGH use occurred even as famous athletes were caught up in high-profile doping cases. Last August, Major League Baseball punished Alex Rodriguez with a lengthy suspension after investigating his use of performance-enhancing drugs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-22/survey-finds-sharp-i
Brewers right-hander Jeremy Jeffress gets clean, has second chance in majors

...clean and sober. I've been very well," Jeffress said.Selected 16th overall in 2006, Jeffress has had a mediocre major league career so far. He is 3-1 with one save and a 4.47 ERA in 50 games, playing in parts of five seasons with the Brewers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-22/brewers-right-hander-jer
Matt, Jason Childers moved up baseball ranks together

...I think he would say the same," Matt said. "We really pulled for each other."Matt got his first taste of the major leagues Aug. 3, 2002. He pitched in relief for the Brewers against the Florida Marlins in Miami, allowing one run with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-19/matt-jason-childers-move