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Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman power Atlanta Braves past Washington Nationals

...series matchups, Atlanta is hoping to use another fast start against the Nationals to win a second consecutive National League East title. The Braves have won five of six against the Nationals this year."We have a 19-game stretch against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-13/justin-upton-freddie-fre
Injury-plagued Atlanta Braves ready to leave Florida and spring training

...training turned into a matter of survival.No wonder they're so eager to get the season going.The defending National League East champions lost a big chunk of their starting rotation in Florida: projected Opening Day starter Kris Medlen and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/braves/2014-03-28/injury-plagued-at
Braves extend contracts for general manager Frank Wren, manager Fredi Gonzalez

...being here. This is a place I want to be for a long time."Last season, the Braves went 96-66 and won the National League East before falling in the playoffs. Gonzalez finished third in National League Manager of the Year voting. He has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-19/braves-extend-contracts-
Washington starter Jordan Zimmerman mystifies Atlanta

...Everything was working," Zimmermann said. "I felt great."The Braves had won five in a row this season over their National League East rival, and nine in a row dating to last season."We needed that one bad and he went out and pitched a blueprint...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-05-01/washington-starter-jorda
Ex-GreenJacket Madison Bumgarner baffles Braves in Giants' win

...Blanco had a three-run double and triple in setting a career high for RBI.It was a frustrating day for the National League East-leading Braves. Dan Uggla struck out four times and Chris Johnson went down swinging three times. After a victory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-05-11/ex-greenjacket-madison-b
Braves beat heat, Nationals

...to beat the Nationals 7-5 on Saturday at Turner Field.The Braves now trail the Nationals by 3½ games in the National League East.The National Weather Service reported that the temperature was one degree hotter than the previous high from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-06-30/braves-beat-heat-nationa
Braves settles for series split against Nationals

...the first two games of their four-game weekend series, Atlanta was looking to move closer to Washington in the National League East. Losses in the last two gave the Braves a split and put them back where they were at the start ? 31/2 games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-07-22/braves-settles-series-sp
Chipper Jones relishing final homestand in Atlanta

...Atlanta, which clinched a wild-card spot on Tuesday night, is still chasing the Washington Nationals in the National League East. That's not all that motivates the 40-year-old Jones to keep playing every day.Jones, who plans to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-09-27/chipper-jones-relishing-
Minor, Braves shut out Mets

...The Braves have won six of seven and 11 of 15, but they began the night four games behind Washington in the National League East with six games to play.If they don't win the division, the Braves will play a wild-card playoff game at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-09-29/minor-braves-shut-out-me
Braves lose to Pirates, settle for wild card

...the Braves manager took pride in the way his team stubbornly hung in there. And while Atlanta's chase for the National League East title officially ended with a 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night, Gonzalez was hardly disappointed.A year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-10-01/braves-lose-pirates-sett