Home runs help Cubs rally past Braves

...fourth start with the Cubs since being acquired at the non-waiver trade deadline from Miami. Haren, who leads the National League with 28 homers allowed, gave up four runs on four hits.

Former GreenJacket Duffy exceeds expectations at every stop

...In the span of three years, Duffy has transformed himself from a sub-.250 hitter at Long Beach State to a National League Rookie of the Year candidate. He went from an 18th-round pick to replacing a Giants postseasonhero in the blink...

Augusta Commission's travel budget tapped out

...budget. Lockett and Commissioner Bill Fennoy hit up a National League of Cities convention in Austin, Texas, last year...conference in Wash ington, and Marion Wil liams went to a National League of Cities conference in Washington in March.

Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma no-hits Orioles

...Johnson in 2004 to throw a no-no.Iwakuma's gem ended a streak of 11 straight individual no-hitters thrown by National League pitchers, including three this season: Philadelphia's Cole Hamels ? prior to his trade to the Texas Rangers...

Braves extend Marlins' slump

...Marlins 7-2 on Saturday night.Nick Markakis had three hits and an RBI to extend his hitting streak to 15 games, the National League's longest active streak. His run-scoring single in the fifth inning gave the Braves the lead for good.Foltynewicz...

Braves' Johnson trade centers around future payroll freedom

...only other pitcher in the live-ball era dating to 1920 to have a 14-start winless span in one season with an ERA as low as Miller's was New York Mets right-hander Craig Swan in 1978. Swan won the National League ERA title that year.

'Chronicle' ranks the 50 greatest Atlanta Braves moments

...game-winning single in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, Oct. 14...197333. John Smoltz breaks National League's single-season save record...finest season, garnering the National League MVP award, 199945. Bob Horner...

Michaux: Atlanta Braves' glory days are just about over

...Fame enshrinements, the reflection wheel has kept rolling continuously for years since the Braves actually reached a National League championship series. It will run out of reasons to stop spinning in three years when Chipper Jones joins the gang...

Augusta Commission confused over who is invited to legal meetings

...MUST BE TUESDAY: I called Commissioner Marion Wil liams last week and asked where he was, and he said he was at the National League of Cities conference in Char lotte, N.C."No, you're not," I said. "You're at the NACo conference...

Cutting length of baseball's regular season could get tied to reconfiguring postseason

...games in 183 days. The schedule was 154 games before the AL added eight games when it expanded in 1961, and the National League adopted the new format when it added two teams for the 1962 season."A shortened schedule is a major, major economic...