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8/20/2014 | Braves have mixed results in challenges vs. Bucs

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez gained a potentially important out when he successfully challenged Angel Hernandez's call on a pickoff move during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Pirates at PNC Park.

8/20/2014 | Uptons help support Jackie Robinson West team

Along with being among the many who have participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton can take pride in the fact that they are part of the group of Major Leaguers who have allowed many of the members of the Jackie Robinson West team to be joined by their parents at the Little League World Series.

8/20/2014 | Braves consider next steps for Bethancourt, Peraza

Though they were both placed on the disabled list this week, Christian Bethancourt and Jose Peraza stand among the candidates who will be evaluated as the Braves decide who to add to their expanded roster in September.

8/20/2014 | With discomfort in shoulder, S. Simmons given rest

When this week began, the Braves thought Shae Simmons might be just a few days away from rejoining Atlanta's bullpen. But they are now simply hoping Simmons eventually overcomes the right shoulder ailment that has forced him to be shut down again.

8/20/2014 | Braves unable to hold early lead, fall in ninth

After allowing the Pirates to tie the game with a pair of eighth-inning runs, the Braves suffered a 3-2 loss that ended their five-game winning streak and served as an unfitting result for starter Alex Wood.

8/19/2014 | Gattis wows teammates with monster blast

Evan Gattis has caused a number of jaws to drop while displaying his incredible raw power during batting practice the past couple of years. Occasionally, he does the same in a game.

8/19/2014 | Braves roll to fifth straight win with rout of Bucs

Aaron Harang went 8 1/3 strong innings and Justin Upton led the charge with five RBIs as the Braves pushed their win streak to five with an 11-3 rout of the Pirates on Tuesday at PNC Park.

8/19/2014 | Fredi turning to bench players more regularly

As he has seen his pinch-hitters prove to be significantly less productive than last year, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has shouldered some of the blame, saying that he has not has gotten his bench players the consistent playing time necessary to remain prepared for pinch-hit opportunities.

8/19/2014 | Cole hoping to boost Bucs vs. surging Braves

Gerrit Cole will look to give the struggling Pirates a shot in the arm when he returns from the disabled list for Wednesday's finale vs. Alex Wood and the surging Braves at PNC Park.

8/19/2014 | Heyward's move back to leadoff paying off

Given a choice, Jason Heyward would seemingly prefer resting in the middle of the lineup. But since moving back to the leadoff spot last week, Heyward has once again provided clear indication that he is the one Braves player best suited to fill this role.

8/18/2014 | Braves ride loud opening act past Pirates

Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons led off the game with back-to-back home runs as the Braves erupted with a six-run first inning in Monday night's 7-3 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.

8/18/2014 | Russell's reversal proves baffling for opponent

Since the Braves acquired James Russell from the Cubs on July 31, it has been well documented that he is not a traditional left-handed reliever.

8/18/2014 | Braves sweep aside doubters with big weekend

Anybody who had written off the Atlanta Braves as postseason contenders had all weekend to consider a retraction.

8/17/2014 | Pirates hope to snap skid at home vs. Braves

The Pirates, who have lost five straight games, send Vance Worley to the mound against Ervin Santana and the Braves on Monday at PNC Park.

8/17/2014 | Bucs hope MVP's return turns tide vs. Braves

Reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen expects to be back in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday night as the Bucs look to snap a six-game slide. Left-hander Francisco Liriano makes the start for Pittsburgh, with right-hander Aaron Harang taking the mound for the Braves, winners of four in a row.

8/17/2014 | Braves giving Gosselin time at second base

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has not said Tommy La Stella has lost his role as the club's everyday second baseman. But if actions speak louder than words, Gonzalez has at least created reason for debate by utilizing Phil Gosselin as his starting second baseman during the final two games of this weekend's series against the A's.

8/17/2014 | Fredi: Teheran's pickoff move best by righty

After seeing their players victimized by Julio Teheran's effective pickoff move this week, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and A's manager Bob Melvin both suggested that Teheran balks with his move to first base.

8/17/2014 | After rough stretch, Teheran returns to form

Coming off a frustrating three-start stretch in which he experienced tough luck and dealt with the bitterness of ugly results, Julio Teheran took the mound on Saturday night and provided another glimpse of why many believe he has already established himself as the ace of the Braves' rotation.

8/16/2014 | Braves wear throwback unis to honor 1914 champs

Freddie Freeman found himself wearing a cream-colored uniform and solid navy hat as the Braves celebrated the 100th anniversary of their 1914 World Series title by wearing throwback uniforms during Saturday night's game against the A's at Turner Field.

8/16/2014 | Venters hopes he can return to Majors this year

When Jonny Venters underwent a second Tommy John surgery, there was little reason to believe he would ever regain the dominant form he possessed in 2010 and 2011. But 15 months removed from this surgery, Venters is still holding on to the hope that he might pitch in a Major League game this year.

8/16/2014 | Southpaw showdown set between Lester, Minor

Jon Lester, who is undefeated since joining the A's, will try to propel Oakland back into sole possession of first place when he squares off against Mike Minor and the Braves on Sunday night.

8/16/2014 | Johnson's clutch singles help lift solid Teheran

Julio Teheran halted his recent woes and provided an impressive performance that was backed by a three-hit performance from Chris Johnson in Saturday night's 4-3 win over the A's at Turner Field.

8/15/2014 | Braves players take Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge is the hottest trend around the sports and entertainment world right now ... or is it the coolest? Friday afternoon at Turner Field, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, and several of his teammates, took turns participating in the charitable pursuit, in which they get an ice-filled cooler dumped over their heads.

8/15/2014 | Call overturned after Braves challenge vs. A's

The Atlanta Braves used video review to overturn a safe call on a pickoff play and short-circuit an Oakland A's rally in the first inning Friday night.

8/15/2014 | Gosselin steps in for Simmons, hits first homer

Phil Gosselin got the start at shortstop for Atlanta on Friday night as the Braves opened their weekend series with the Oakland A's at Turner Field. The reason Gosselin got to fill in was because regular shortstop Andrelton Simmons needed some dental work and was unable to start the game.

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