Fittingly, the merry-go-round Rome Braves made their 69th roster move prior to Monday’s 4-1 loss to the Savannah Sand Gnats in the last game of the season.
Final: Braves 4, Sand Gnats 3
Final: Sand Gnats 6, Braves 5
ATLANTA — Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win.
The Braves are finally contemplating trading B.J. Upton. Of course they are. They shouldn’t have signed him in the first place.
NEW YORK — Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 on Thursday night.
Final: Braves 5, Intimidators 2
NEW YORK — Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
NEW YORK — Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center field, sending Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
Final: Intimidators 5, Braves 4
CINCINNATI — It was a long time coming, but Alfredo Simon got his first win of the second half.
Final: Braves 5,
CINCINNATI — Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and boosted Cincinnati’s struggling offense by hitting a double and scoring the only run as the Reds ended a seven-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Saturday night.
Final: RiverDogs 3, Braves 2
Final: Braves 9, RiverDogs 2
CINCINNATI — Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter.
CINCINNATI — Atlanta’s rallies came so often and went so long that manager Fredi Gonzalez worried his starter would lose his touch while sitting on the bench.
By Brian Carroll
PITTSBURGH — Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez’s game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.