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Gerald Laird

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  • Mike Minor leads Braves to 8-3 victory against Padres

    ATLANTA There was a sense of discontent among the crowd at Turner Field on Sunday when Braves left-hander Mike Minor immediately got in a jam against the San Diego Padres. There was similar unease when he gave up a home run in the third inning and then...
  • J. Upton's 12th-inning homer gives Braves a 3-2 win over Reds

    CINCINNATI Three weeks ago Mike Minor was extremely frustrated and even dismayed, wondering what he could do to get his disappointing season turned around so he could help instead of hinder the Braves' playoff chances. On Friday night, he came without...
  • Braves jump on Pirates early en route to 7-3 victory

    PITTSBURGH When Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons each homered before the seventh pitch of the night, and the Braves had six runs even before the Pirates batted, a four-game Atlanta winning streak and the end of an eight-game road skid seemed certain....
  • Santana powers Braves to victory over Marlins

    ATLANTA When Donovan Solano's line drive glanced off shortstop Andrelton Simmons' glove for a hit in the eighth inning Wednesday, Braves pitcher Ervin Santana smacked his glove and hopped in the air. It's no wonder Santana wanted to finish the inning....
  • Braves 6, Mets 1

    (Updated: CORRECTS 12 to 14 in notes) Braves 6, Mets 1: Mike Minor carried a shutout into the eighth inning and Emilio Bonifacio collected four hits as visiting Atlanta won the rubber match of a three-game series, keeping pace in the National League...
  • Gonzalez doesn't want to be involved in trade talks

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves LOS ANGELES -- Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday he has tried to ignore much of the speculation swirling before Thursday's trade deadline. One can't believe everything one hears and reads, Gonzalez...
  • Braves add speed, left-handed arm

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves - INSIDE PITCH LOS ANGELES -- Outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and reliever James Russell are expected to join the Atlanta Braves when the club plays a three-game series this weekend in San Diego against...
  • Braves call up four players, await Bethancourt

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves - INSIDE PITCH ATLANTA -- Four players joined the Atlanta Braves on Monday, but the most significant addition won't come until Tuesday. Catcher Christian Bethancourt, who got to avoid watching the...
  • Braves' lack of offense amplified recently

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves - INSIDE PITCH ATLANTA -- The lack of offense could end up keeping the Atlanta Braves out of the postseason. The team's inconsistency at the plate has been amplified over the last four games, as the...
  • Braves' Venters headed for 3rd Tommy John surgery

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves - INSIDE PITCH NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez figured the news might be bad for Jonny Venters when the left-handed pitcher went to visit Dr. James Andrews this week. Still, the...
  • Wild card is Braves' best (only?) hope

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves - INSIDE PITCH NEW YORK -- The 2012 Atlanta Braves were the first team victimized by the addition of second wild card and the subsequent randomness of a single game determining which team advances...