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Aaron Harang
Kevin C. Cox

Next week: Red Sox and Marlins

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The week ahead: Even for interleague play, this will be a rarity: back-to-back home-and-away two-game series with Boston. Starting with a Memorial Day game with the Red Sox at Turner Field Monday afternoon, the teams play four in a row, concluding with Wednesday and Thursday night games at Fenway Park, where the Braves are 16-11. After that, the Braves are in Miami for their first NL East series in four weeks.

Braves in review: Turnaround begins?
Chris Lee

The week in review

The Braves took three of four games from the NL Central-leading Brewers, winning just their second series out of their past seven.

• Julio Teheran, 23, became the youngest Braves pitcher in 22 years to throw two shutouts in one season when he blanked Milwaukee 5-0 on Tuesday night.

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Reserve role, as broadcaster, still suits Diaz
Jenni Girtman

Reserve role, as broadcaster, still suits Diaz

Matt Diaz has had all of two three-game series on the set of “Braves Live” under his belt this season as an analyst for the Braves pre and post-game TV shows. But if it already seems like a natural fit? It’s because it is.

Not only did Diaz spend seven of his 11 years in the major leagues with the Braves and give the media great insights from in front of his locker, Diaz grew up a Tigers fan and personal family friend of a legendary baseball broadcaster: the late Ernie Harwell, voice of the Detroit Tigers.

» Updates on ex-Braves still playing

A soft spot for a Hall of Famer

Behind the photo: Phil Niekro

The year was 1982, and October baseball was warming up, when the Braves were in St. Louis to open the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals. Phil Niekro’s knuckle ball was dancing, and it appeared the Braves would breeze to a victory. But the weather dictated otherwise.

In the fifth inning with one out and a 1-0 lead, Niekro, shown in the adjacent photo delivering another knuckleball during the game, thought the worse.

Planned move to Cobb includes debt

Planned move to Cobb includes debt

The Braves will take on debt as part of their game plan for building a new stadium and mixed-use development in Cobb County.

“Fortunately, we have a lot of financial institutions that are interested in lending money to us to take care of our obligations,” Braves executive vice president of business operations Mike Plant said. “In the stadium project, we’re at a total maximum contribution of about $280 million, and that’ll come from a couple different resources we have access to as far as lending us money.


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