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Braves (4 HRs) edge Giants in wild slugfest
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Courtesy of a few bloops and a couple blasts recorded at SunTrust Park on Thursday night, the Braves constructed an eight-run fifth inning that enabled them to overcome Jaime Garcia’s rough start and narrowly claim a 12-11 series-clinching win over the Giants.

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L. Adams on first MLB HR: 'A great feeling'
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Before coming to SunTrust Park for Thursday night’s game, Braves outfielder Lane Adams went to lunch to surprise his two young nieces, who had accompanied his mother on the drive from Oklahoma to Atlanta. A few hours later, Adams created another surprise that exceeded the dreams he has had since first breaking into the professional […]

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Kemp, Phillips removed early as precaution
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Matt Kemp and Brandon Phillips both made what the Braves described as precautionary exits because of ailments suffered during the eight-run fifth inning in Thursday night’s 12-11 win over the Giants.

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Braves honor local bike shop owners
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Tim and Becky O’Mara saw a chance to help their community nine years ago and started Bearings Bike Shop in metro Atlanta.

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Garcia aims to continue success vs. Giants
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Matt Cain looks to build on an encouraging start in the Giants series finale against the Braves Thursday night at SunTrust Park.

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Matt's all folks! Kemp walks off over Giants
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Matt Kemp’s opposite-field, two-run home run off Cory Gearrin enabled the Braves to claim a 5-3, 11-inning win over the Giants Wednesday night at SunTrust Park.

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Newcomber: Rookie sensation breaking out
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Sean Newcomb has legitimized his place in Atlanta’s rotation, as he has been both efficient and effective during each of his first three big league starts. But the Braves heralded prospect’s bid for his first Major League win evaporated after he was limited to six innings of Wednesday night’s 5-3, 12-inning win over the Giants […]

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Freeman could return from DL at third base
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As the Braves have discussed how to keep both Freddie Freeman and Matt Adams in the lineup once Freeman returns from the disabled list, they have not ruled out the possibility that one of these first basemen will become a third baseman.

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Colon scratched due to stiff back
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Bartolo Colon will have to wait a little longer to show that he deserves to stay in the Braves’ starting rotation.

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Newcomb makes third big league start
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Jeff Samardzija looks to rebound from his worst start of the season against the Braves on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park.

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Braves recognize Community Hero Smith
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As Tanner Smith spent countless hours of his childhood confined to hospitals where his father was undergoing treatment for Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he developed a desire to help ill children who did not necessarily have the same option he had to occasionally leave the confines of a medical facility.

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Teheran, Braves stumped late in loss to Giants
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Julio Teheran was cruising toward his finest start of the season before Austin Slater drilled an eighth-inning, three-run homer that rewarded Matt Moore’s strong effort and allowed the Giants to snap a seven-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Braves Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.

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