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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-
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
Streaking Braves finding different ways to win

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the National League East with their best two-week stretch of the season.It's even more impressive when considering during that period starting pitcher...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-03/streaking-braves-finding
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
Puerto Rico eliminates Italy from World Baseball Classic

...eliminated with the loss.NATIONALS: Stephen Strasburg will make his second Opening Day start for Washington when the National League East champions open the season at home against the Miami Marlins on April 1.BREWERS: Outfielder Carlos Gomez and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-03-13/puerto-rico-eliminates-i
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-