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Braves blow out Brewers 10-1
Will Smith #13 of the Milwaukee Brewers reacts after being ejected by second base umpire Jim Joyce #66 in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 21, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Updated: 6:15 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015

How the game was won: The Braves scored seven runs in the seventh inning, turning what had been a 1-1 pitchers’ duel into a blowout in a 10-1 win over the Brewers to open a four-game series at Turner Field. Julio Teheran (4-1) allowed just two hits, one run and ...
Teheran sharp in Braves’ win; Brewers pitcher ejected
Will Smith of the Milwaukee Brewers reacts as he walks off the field after being ejected by second base umpire Jim Joyce in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 21, 2015 in Atlanta. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Updated: 12:06 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015

The Braves got the kind of performance they’ve been waiting for from Julio Teheran, and for the second night in a row they got a game-winning RBI on a ground ball. Only this time, that grounder opened the floodgates to an offensive binge in a wild and eventful seventh inning.Christian ...
Braves quotes after Thursday’s 10-1 win against Brewers

11:47 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015

Braves quotes from Julio Teheran, Freddie Freeman, Cameron Maybin and Fredi Gonzalez, and Brewers quotes from manager Craig Counsell and ejected reliever Will Smith. **FREDI GONZALEZ On getting 10 runs, 11 hits without a homer, and the seven-run seventh inning “Early in the game both of those guys, Garza and ...
Braves rookie Perez’s pitching, and spike, met with approval
Williams Perez pitched five strong innings against the Rays in his first major league start Wednesday. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

8:18 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015

A day after Williams Perez pitched five strong innings of one-run ball against the Rays, there was discussion not just about how well the Braves rookie pitched in his first major league start, but his exuberant spiking of the ball after completing a 3-6-1 double play with bases loaded to ...
Braves’ Maybin is playing well, having fun

7:38 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015

When the Braves got Cameron Maybin from San Diego as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Craig Kimbrel to the Padres the day before the season opener, Maybin was excited he’d be returning to the South and playing at Turner Field, where he always hit well as a visiting ...
C. Johnson set to rejoin Braves Thursday at San Francisco
Third baseman Chris Johnson, here being congratulated by hitting coach Kevin Seitzer after home run in a spring training game, is expected to rejoin the Braves Thursday at San Francisco after a three-game injury rehab assignment. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

6:40 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Braves have firmed up an injury-rehab plan for Chris Johnson that, barring any setbacks, will culminate with the third baseman coming off the disabled list to join them in San Francisco for a four-game series that starts Thursday. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Johnson, who’s been out just over ...
Friday’s game: Braves vs. Brewers

3:05 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015

Where: Turner FieldWhen: 7:35 p.m.TV/Radio: SPSO/680, 93.7, 106.7Probable starting pitchers: Probable starting pitchers: Braves LH Alex Wood (2-2, 3.83) vs. RH Wily Peralta (1-5, 4.32)What’s new: Entering this series, the Braves were averaging 4.21 runs per game and hitting .255 as a team. By comparison, through the first 39 games ...
Braves gear up for SunTrust Park ticket sales
Braves executive vice president of sales and marketing Derek Schiller, left, views the construction of SunTrust Park from an office building across the street in March. BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM Brian Brodrick Shiller

2:55 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015

A weekly update on the business of the Braves:Marketing: The Braves have retained New York-based agency SME to help create a branding and marketing campaign for premium and general ticket sales in the team’s new Cobb County stadium. Season tickets for 2017 — SunTrust Park’s inaugural season — will go ...
Braves quotes after Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Rays

11:04 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Braves quotes from Williams Perez, Andrelton Simmons and Fredi Gonzalez after Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Rays. **FREDI GONZALEZ On Williams Perez going five strong innings in first MLB start “It was a tough five, too. It wasn’t an easy five. But I tell you what, watching him in the dugout ...
Braves upcoming opponent: About the Brewers

9:48 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Braves’ opponent: Milwaukee BrewersKeep an eye on: Carlos Gomez. He’s always electrifying and sometimes polarizing, if you remember his trash-talking trip around the bases after a home run off Paul Maholm in 2013. Gomez has showed signs of maturing since then, including his gesture this past Sunday. He was hit ...
Braves top Rays 2-1, Perez strong in 1st MLB start
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Williams Perez (61) delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

9:47 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Williams Perez didn’t get a decision in his first major league start, but the Braves rookie was plenty impressive Wednesday in helping the Braves beat a Tampa Bay team that came in tied for first place in the American League East and with its best pitcher on the mound. After ...
Rookie Williams Perez strong as Braves beat Rays
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 20:  Williams Perez #61 of the Atlanta Braves pitches during the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Turner Field on May 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

9:47 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How the game was won: Rookie Williams Perez pitched five strong innings and worked out of two big jams in his first major league start, and Freddie Freeman doubled and scored in the sixth inning to lift the Braves to a 2-1 win over the Rays. Freeman bounced a one-out ...
Markakis pleased to contribute, says strength will return
Nick Markakis still hadn’t hit a home run before Wednesday, but the veteran right fielder has contributed plenty to the Braves, offensively and defensively, in his first season with the team. (Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com)

7:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nick Markakis hit a two-run homer for Baltimore against Detroit’s Justin Verlander in Game 2 of their division series in October, and hasn’t hit a home run since. But considering he had major neck surgery in December, which prevented him from doing any running, weight lifting or other baseball activities ...
Righty batters still hitless against Braves’ Cunniff
Braves rookie reliever Brandon Cunniff held right-handed batters to an o-for-26 mark before Wednesday, the longest such hitless streak at the start of a career by a Braves pitcher since at least 1974. (Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com)

6:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rookie reliever Brandon Cunniff held right-handed batters hitless in 26 at-bats before Wednesday, the longest such streak by a Braves pitcher to begin a career since at least 1974, according to STATS, Inc. It was also the third-longest such streak by any major leaguer at the outset of his career ...
Series preview: Braves vs. Brewers

5:44 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEXT: VS MILWAUKEE BREWERSThursdayTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: SPSOProbable starting pitchers: Braves RH Julio Teheran (3-1, 4.33 ERA) vs. RH Matt Garza (2-5, 5.72)Comment: Teheran got back on track in Miami, after a six-run outing against the Nationals, allowing just two runs in 5 2/3 innings of a 5-3 win. He’s still ...
Thursday’s game: Braves vs. Brewers

5:43 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Where: Turner FieldWhen: 7:10 p.m.TV/Radio: SPSO/680, 93.7, 106.7Probable starting pitchers: Braves RH Julio Teheran (3-1, 4.33 ERA) vs. RH Matt Garza (2-5, 5.72)What’s new: Teheran’s toughest outs in the Brewers lineup have been Jonathan Lucroy (4-for-6 with two doubles) and Jean Segura (4-for-9). He won’t have to worry about either ...
ON THE BEAT

5:18 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

That you, Skip?The Braves are having a rare week. Both opponents to visit Turner Field during this brief homestand have managers who came to their jobs with no managerial experience: Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash and Milwaukee’s Craig Counsell.This is a relatively new phenomenon for the majors but when Mike Matheny ...
Braves trade Cornely to Red Sox
John Cornely reacts after giving up a three-run homer to Nationals center fielder Denard Span during Cornely’s major league debut April 29. He was traded Wednesday to the Red Sox. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

1:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Braves traded minor league pitcher John Cornely to the Red Sox for cash considerations Wednesday. The deal came one day after the Braves designated Cornely for assignment in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster for veteran reliever Nick Masset, who signed a free-agent contract Tuesday for ...
Smoltz was itching to celebrate
Braves pitcher John Smoltz on the mound vs. the Mets at Turner Field on Sept. 29, 2004. (AJC file photo)

12:21 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Going into the 1995 season, John Smoltz was coming off his first of what would be four elbow surgeries over his 21-year career. The player strike-shortened season had not only seen a World Series disappear but the right-hander was seeking to rebound from a 6-10 record and 4.14 ERA. Smoltz ...
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