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7/28/2014 | Santana fans 11 as Braves blank Padres in finale

Ervin Santana tied a career high with 11 K's over eight shutout frames and Evan Gattis provided the offense as the Braves downed the Padres, 2-0, on Monday at Turner Field.


7/28/2014 | Heyward day to day with lower back soreness

Jason Heyward exited Monday afternoon's finale vs. the Padres due to lower back soreness.


7/28/2014 | Fredi leaning on bench in stretch without off-days

As the Braves played the 11th of 17 consecutive days out of the All-Star break on Monday, manager Fredi Gonzalez started Jordan Schafer and Phil Gosselin as part of an effort over the next few days to play the reserves and rest the regulars.


7/28/2014 | Conrad fondly recalls time spent with Braves

One of Brooks Conrad's most memorable days as a Brave was a sunny Thursday afternoon at Turner Field on May 20, 2010, when he became only the second pinch-hitter to hit a walk-off grand slam to overcome a three-run deficit in a 10-9 win against the Reds.


7/28/2014 | HOF weekend a celebration of special Braves era

On Sunday, Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux were inducted into the Hall of Fame, drawing hordes of Atlanta fans to Cooperstown, along with former players and executives who were part of the '90s Braves.


7/28/2014 | Beckett seeks return to form against Braves

With the Dodgers reportedly considering a trade for a front-line starting pitcher to strengthen their rotation, Josh Beckett will try to prove Tuesday that Los Angeles already has four starters it can count on in the playoffs. He'll get a chance to answer his critics against Aaron Harang and the Braves.


7/27/2014 | Padres' Lane gets SP debut in finale vs. Braves

Jason Lane, who once homered against the Braves when he was an Astros outfielder in the 2004 NLDS, is making his big league debut as a starting pitcher for the Padres in Sunday's finale in Atlanta. Lane is stepping in for Ian Kennedy and will be facing Ervin Santana.


7/27/2014 | Peraza, Sims headline updated Braves' Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.


7/27/2014 | Minor finds form as bats come alive

Backed by a six-run third inning, Mike Minor worked around eight hits and gave up only three runs -- two on solo homers -- as the Braves beat the Padres, 8-3, on Sunday evening at Turner Field.


7/27/2014 | Glavine's stubbornness the hallmark to a HOF career

Tom Glavine was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday for a number of reasons -- 305 victories among them. And it was his practice of playing keep away that enabled him to produce a career that was Cooperstown-worthy.


7/27/2014 | Cox's 'great ride' culminates with induction into Hall

Bobby Cox, the great manager of the Atlanta Braves, spent part of his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday putting his career in perspective. Sure, he'd love to go down in history as one of the smartest managers who ever lived, but not if it robs him of a chance to be self-deprecating.


7/27/2014 | Braves need to be thrifty as Deadline approaches

Like many other legitimate postseason contenders, the Braves have a few areas they would like to improve before heading into this season's stretch run. But their dire need to mend their fractured starting rotation during Spring Training has left them with essentially no financial flexibility with Thursday's Trade Deadline approaching.


7/27/2014 | Parental love common thread among Hall inductees

For almost all of us, it starts the same way. Mom or dad give us a bat and a ball, maybe even a glove. They send us out to play and they keep an eye on us to see what happens. You never ever know. That's the best thing about baseball, whether the players are the best in the world or the kids on your block.


7/27/2014 | Torre's Hall speech: Game 'part of the American soul'

Joe Torre batted sixth on Sunday, delivering his Hall of Fame speech eloquently, if not briefly, to end this year's induction of the grand Class of 2014. Torre spoke about his family and his love of the game, and he detailed each of the six times the Yankees went to the World Series during his 12-year tenure as manager, winning four of them.


7/27/2014 | Maddux's Hall speech filled with gratitude, humor

While serving as his teammate in Atlanta, Tom Glavine watched Greg Maddux prepare for more than 350 starts, many of which took place in the midst of the pressure-packed postseason. But Glavine said he had never seen Maddux nervous until Sunday afternoon, when they sat in front of approximately 50,000 folks who came to Cooperstown to watch this year's Hall of Fame induction speeches.


7/27/2014 | Class of 2014 takes its place among game's legends

The big day finally arrived on Sunday for a memorable Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. The Big Six were inducted during the annual ceremony held on a stage behind the Clark Sports Center before a crowd of approximately 48,000.


7/26/2014 | Braves unsuccessful on fourth-inning challenge

The Braves challenged a foul call on Freddie Freeman's shot down the left-field line against the Padres on Saturday night, but upon review, the call stood.


7/26/2014 | Despite great heights, Maddux true to roots

Greg Maddux surprised many when he decided that the hat on his Hall of Fame plaque would not include a team logo. But those folks who simply assumed that he would be inducted as a Brave were ignoring the genuine appreciation and love he has always had for the Cubs and the city of Chicago.


7/26/2014 | Cox grateful to enter Hall of Fame with Braves aces

With his focus always on the next game or season, Bobby Cox never allowed himself to fully savor the incredible accomplishment of guiding the Braves to 14 consecutive division titles. But nearly a decade after this unprecedented streak concluded, he finds himself in Cooperstown savoring a chance to celebrate this era with Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and the countless fans who have flocked to upstate New York this weekend to see these Braves legends experience baseball's greatest honor.


7/26/2014 | Master of corners, Glavine to cut some today

Speaking to a tens of thousands -- the police and the Hall estimate 40,000 people might attend today -- is different from pitching in front of 50,000 in October. "It's not what I do," 2014 Hall of Fame electee Tom Glavine said. "It's not what I got paid for."


7/26/2014 | Maddux, Thomas worthy of Hall's inner circle

Hall of Famers know who got in on the first ballot and who had to agonize over a long selection process. And within the former group, there's a subset that is truly iconic. In the historic six-man Class of 2014, the Hall's most anticipated since Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount went in together in 1999, that's where Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas come in.


7/26/2014 | Long-idled Venters eyeing bullpen session next week

Jonny Venters, who has not pitched for the Braves and since 2012 and underwent Tommy John surgery in May 2013, could throw a bullpen session next week.


7/26/2014 | Teheran struggles with arm, delivers with bat

Julio Teheran was not at his best on the mound, but he pitched well enough for his 10th win, while adding an RBI on a squeeze bunt in the Braves' 5-3 win over the Padres on Saturday night.


7/26/2014 | Stults looking to complete a strong July

Eric Stults starts for the Padres opposite the Braves' Mike Minor as the teams continue a wraparound series with the third of four games on Sunday in Atlanta.


7/26/2014 | Inductees feel nervous energy for today's enshrinement

Listening to the six men who will be inducted today in the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2014, it is definitely nervous time. Nervous for the moment, nervous for the experience, nervous for the instance they must stand up before about 50,000 fans on the stage behind the Clark Sports Center and make their individual speeches.




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