ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit two home runs, Brian McCann added a three-run shot and the Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight game with an 11-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. The Braves, who scored 10 unanswered runs, moved 10 games ahead of second-place Washington on the NL East.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have placed reserve outfielder Reed Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with left heel tendinitis. Johnson, who leads major league pinch hitters with a .355 batting average and a .444 on-base percentage, is the third Atlanta outfielder currently on the DL.
ATLANTA (AP) — There's a new name on the list of Matt Ryan's top receiving targets. For the first time in Ryan's six seasons, the Falcons' starting running back is a dual threat as a runner and receiver. Steven Jackson has the most catches of any NFL running back in his nine seasons.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay says one of two proposed sites for a new $1 billion stadium is unsuitable for development. In a letter to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, McKay wrote that the proposed south site for the new, retractable-roof stadium isn't a viable option because two churches that are in the way and other parcels of land haven't been purchased by the company responsible for building the stadium.
Created: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 04:15:01 EST
Updated: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 04:15:01 EST