Braves Vs. Orioles: Atlanta's Scoreless Inning Streak Reaches 20 In 2-0 Loss On Sunday

The Atlanta Braves have gone 20 innings without a run and lose 2 out of 3 to the Baltimore Orioles.

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Orioles Vs. Braves Final Score: Atlanta Blanked Again In 2-0 Loss

The Atlanta Braves have been held scoreless for 20 consecutive innings and suffered back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2009 as they fell to the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 in Sunday's series finale.

Randall Delgado deserved a better fate as he drops to 4-7 after allowing three hits and two runs in eight innings of work. The first run came on a Mark Reynolds sacrifice fly in the second inning and the final run was balked home by Delgado in the sixth.

Wei-Yen Chen picks up the win for the Orioles allowing six hits and no runs in seven innings. Jim Johnson picked up his 20th save of the season with a perfect ninth.

Andrelton Simmons went 2 for 3 and had a dazzling play in the field but it was a forgettable day for the Braves offensively. Atlanta outhit Baltimore 7 to 4 but grounded into three double plays. Adam Jones went 2 for 3 for the Orioles and was robbed of his third hit by Simmons in the fourth.

Atlanta opens a three-game set with the Yankees in New York on Monday.

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Braves Vs. Orioles: Starting Lineups Announced For Series Finale

The Atlanta Braves will try get some positive momentum rolling and take the series at home over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Randall Delgado has been called on to take the mound for the Braves and the Orioles will counter with Wei-Yin Chen.

David Ross will make the start behind the plate for the Braves, as Brian McCann will use Sunday as a day of rest. Here are the starting lineups for both teams.

Baltimore Orioles Starting Lineup

1. Robert Andino (R) 2B
2. J.J. Hardy (R) SS
3. Chris Davis (L) RF
4. Adam Jones (R) CF
5. Wilson Betemit (S) 3B
6. Mark Reynolds (R) 1B
7. Ronny Paulino (R) C
8. Steve Pearce (R) LF
9. Wei-Yin Chen (L) P

Atlanta Braves Starting Lineup

1. Michael Bourn (L) CF
2. Martin Prado (R) 1B
3. Chipper Jones (S) 3B
4. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
5. Matt Diaz (R) LF
6. Jason Heyward (L) RF
7. David Ross (R) C
8. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
9. Randall Delgado (R) P

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Jair Jurrjens To Start In Place Of Brandon Beachy On Friday In Boston

Brandon Beachy's injury has provided at least one more opportunity for Jair Jurrjens. Atlanta will call up Jurrjens on Thursday and he will start in place of Beachy Friday night at Fenway Park when the Braves open a three-game set with the Boston Red Sox.

Atlanta placed Beachy on the disabled list on Sunday and called up Todd Redmond to provide some depth in the bullpen in the meantime. It appears that Kris Medlen will remain in the bullpen despite being sent down to Gwinnett for two weeks to be stretched out as a starter.

Jurrjens hasn't exactly dominated at the Triple-A level and has been anything but consistent. In nine appearances with Gwinnett Jurrjens is 3-4 with a 5.27 ERA. He was 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA in four starts for the Braves before his demotion.

Jurrjens also gets the nod ahead of top prospect Julio Teheran who made a spot start in place of Tim Hudson for the Braves last week.

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Eric O'Flaherty Expects To Be Available On Sunday After Saturday Bullpen Session

The Atlanta Braves have been battling injuries to its pitching staff all week but may finally have gotten some good news in that Eric O'Flaherty could be available on Sunday.

Like Brandon Beachy, O'Flaherty experienced some elbow soreness after a recent outing and the Braves shut him down for pretty much all of last week. He was originally scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday but was still experiencing soreness during the off day on Thursday. The team elected to move the bullpen session to Saturday to give him one more full day of rest.

O'Flaherty threw about 25 pitches in the session and reported no problems and could be available if needed on Sunday.

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Brandon Beachy Placed On Disabled List With Sore Elbow, Todd Redmond Called Up

The Atlanta Braves placed Brandon Beachy on the disabled list Sunday morning with elbow soreness and called up right hander Todd Redmond from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Beachy had his start pushed back to Saturday after he experienced some elbow soreness. He lasted just 3 2/3 innings Saturday against the Orioles and will have an MRI on the elbow to evaluate the injury.

Redmond is 6-4 in 13 starts at Gwinnett with a 3.20 ERA with 67 strikeouts and just 19 walks. He allowed four hits in a complete game victory his last time out on June 15.

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Orioles Vs. Braves Time, TV, Radio Info And More

The Atlanta Braves will look for some offense after being one-hit by the Orioles' Jason Hammel on Saturday as the two teams close out a three-game set Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.

A Jason Heyward single in the seventh is the only thing that stood between Hammel and a no hitter. The Braves hope to have more success on Sunday against Baltimore starter Wie-Yin Chen. Chen is 6-2 on the season with a 3.68 ERA and picked up a win in his last start allowing four runs in 6+ innings of work against the Pirates.

Atlanta will hand the ball to Randall Delgado on Sunday as they look for a much needed series victory. Delgado is 4-6 with a 4.34 ERA this season. Delgado allowed three runs in five innings last time out against the New York Yankees.

Game Date/Time: Sunday, June 17, 1:35 p.m. ET

Location: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: Fox SportSouth

Radio: 680 The Fan

Online Streaming: MLB.tv

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Braves Vs. Orioles Final Score: Atlanta Loses 5-0 As Baltimore's Jason Hammel Tosses A 1-Hitter

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jason Hammel was eight outs away from no-hitting the Atlanta Braves, but his quest for a no-no was broken up by Jason Heyward in the seventh inning. Hammel had eight strike outs and the Braves batters could do nothing against him in Saturday's 5-0 loss.

The Braves had a pitching duel going as Brandon Beachy did not allow a hit through 3.2 innings, but he left the game with soreness in his right elbow. The soreness in his elbow is the same reason that Beachy was given a few extra days off between starts to rest his elbow.

After that is when the Orioles offense came to live as they knocked around Anthony Varvaro and Cristhian Martinez for two runs each.

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Brandon Beachy Leaves Game With Undisclosed Injury

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy already had his start pushed back a few days due to elbow soreness, and now after only 51 pitches and Beachy has left Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. It is likely he is suffering from the same elbow soreness that caused Beach's start to be pushed back, but the exact reason he left the game is still not known.

Beachy lasted only 3.2 innings but was pitching well as he did not give up a hit, had five strike outs, walked only one batter and gave a run. Assuming that it is the same elbow injury, something must have come up during the fourth inning. It is possible that Beachy could head to the disabled list if it is more than elbow soreness.

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Braves vs. Orioles Lineups: Chipper Jones, Freddie Freeman Out Again

The Atlanta Braves finally snapped their four-game losing streak on Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles, winning by a score of 4-2. The club used a late-inning home run from Andrelton Simmons to take the lead, and they added on an insurance run for Craig Kimbrel as he came in to record his 19th save of the season.

The Braves will now hand the ball to Brandon Beachy, who had his start pushed back a few days to help rest his sore elbow. Beachy's velocity was down a bit in his last two starts, which was obviously a big concern for Atlanta. All eyes will be on the young righty tonight against a tough Baltimore lineup.

Fredi Gonzalez has released his lineup for Saturday night's game. Freddie Freeman is out as he continues to nurse a sore finger, and Chipper Jones is out to rest.

Michael Bourn - CF
Martin Prado - LF
Brian McCann - C
Dan Uggla - 2B
Jason Heyward - RF
Eric Hinske - 1B
Andrelton Simmons - SS
Juan Francisco - 3B
Brandon Beachy - P

First pitch from Turner Field is set for 7:15 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on FOX.

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Atlanta Braves Vs. Baltimore Orioles: Saturday TV Schedule, Preview And More

Brandon Beachy looks to continue his excellent 2012 campaign on Saturday night, as the Atlanta Braves play host to the Baltimore Orioles, in the second game of a three-game interleague set.

Beachy has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year, despite a rather mediocre 5-4 record. Beachy has a sparkling 1.98 ERA and 1.00 WHIP, and he's held opposing hitters to an amazing .178 batting average against.

Saturday will be Beachy's first start since June 8, when he experienced elbow soreness and diminished velocity against the Blue Jays.

Atlanta's bats will face off against Jason Hammel, who brings a 6-2 record into the contest. Hammel has pitched well for the Orioles, as he is the owner of a 3.22 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and .238 BAA headed into Saturday's contest.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET at Turner Field in Atlanta. Televised coverage can be found on FOX, which renders MLB.tv useless, as all nationally televised games are blacked out.

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Eric O'Flaherty Injury: Bullpen Session Pushed Back Until Saturday

Eric O'Flaherty has been out of action for almost a week now and had his scheduled bullpen session on Friday postponed until Saturday after he once again experienced soreness in his elbow during the team's off day Thursday.

The Braves are hopeful that the bullpen session will come off without a hitch which would make O'Flaherty available on either Sunday or Monday. O'Flaherty told reporters on Friday that the elbow felt much better and is anxious to get back on the mound

"As a player you can't wait to get back out there," O'Flaherty said. "Every bit of you wants to just push it and sometimes it's not the best idea. The guys in the training room they've seen it happen quite a few times, so they know what's best for you even if you don't."

Atlanta recalled Kris Medlen and designated Livan Hernandez for assignment on Friday as they continue to look for answers to the team's bullpen struggles of late.

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2012 Braves Roster: Kris Medlen Returns To Bullpen Role

Kris Medlen made his return from a two-week assignment trip to Triple A Gwinnett where he was to work on getting stretched out for an Atlanta return to the starting rotation. However, Medlen was back in the Braves bullpen on Friday night and it looks like that is where he will remain at least for the time being.

When the Braves send Medlen down both Mike Minor and Randall Delgado were struggling. Both have pitched better of late and suddenly Atlanta has a huge hole in its bullpen that they are hoping that Medlen can help fill. Jonny Venters has struggled to get anyone out of late and Eric O'Flaherty has been sidelined with a sore elbow.

Medlen entered Friday's game in the seventh and pitched two scoreless innings while allowing one hit to Adam Jones who he quickly picked off of first.

Typically you don't see the Braves do an about face the way they did with Medlen in this instance but it is probably the right move. To make room on the roster Atlanta cut ties with Livan Hernandez. Medlen admitted some disappointment at leaving for two weeks only to return to the same role but once again expressed his willingness to do whatever he needed to make the team better.

"It's a little disheartening I guess because I went down there to be a starter," Medlen said. "But things happen and they make plans and they don't always work out. My entire career has been based on doing what I can for the team to help us win. Winning makes everything a lot better. I'll do anything. I'm back in the bullpen and I'm going to make the most out of that."

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Braves vs. Orioles Score: Andrelton Simmons' Late Homer Leads Atlanta To 4-2 Victory

The Atlanta Braves continued to struggle capitalizing with runners on base, but a couple of long blasts pushed them to a 4-2 victory over Brian Matusz and the Baltimore Orioles. The win snapped a four-game losing skid for the Braves, and also gained a game in the standings over all four of the National League East foes.

Brian McCann continued to hurt baseballs in the first inning with a long, solo home run to right-center field to give Atlanta a 1-0 lead. That score held until the top of the fourth when back-to-back errors from Andrelton Simmons and Michael Bourn led to two Baltimore runs.

WIth two outs and a runner on first, Andrelton Simmons came to the plate. The young shortstop took an inside fastball and sent it deep to left field, just clearing the left field wall. The crowd of 30,384 at Turner Field erupted as the Braves took a 3-2 lead. Jack Wilson then followed with a triple and was driven in with a seeing-eye single from Michael Bourn.

Kris Medlen worked two scoreless innings of relief, and Craig Kimbrel closed it down in the ninth. That's the 19th save of the season for Kimbrel.

The two clubs will meet again on Saturday night at 7:15 p.m. It'll be televised by FOX.

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Braves vs. Orioles Lineup: Martin Prado Moves To First Base For Ailing Freddie Freeman

The Braves are going to use a bit of a different defensive alignment for Friday's series opener with the Baltimore Orioles. As first baseman Freddie Freeman continues to nurse a sore finger on his left hand, Martin Prado will make the start at first. Manager Fredi Gonzalez hinted this was possible against a lefty earlier in the week, and he will do just that against southpaw Brian Matusz this evening.

Matt Diaz will make the start in left field. The rest of the lineup is pretty standard for what we've seen all season. Here it is:

Michael Bourn - CF
Martin Prado - 1B
Brian McCann - C
Dan Uggla - 2B
Chipper Jones - 3B
Matt Diaz - LF
Jason Heyward - RF
Andrelton Simmons - SS
Tommy Hanson - P

The Orioles are yet to release their lineup information at this time.

First pitch from Turner Field is set for 7:35 p.m.

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Atlanta Braves Designate Livan Hernandez For Assignment, Call Up Kris Medlen

Livan Hernandez has probably thrown his final pitch at the Major League level.

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Braves Vs. Orioles: Game 1 Preview, TV Info And More

The Braves started the month of June hot - trying to make up ground after a May losing streak that sent them from first to worst in the NL East - but a home sweep by the Yankees in Interleague play has cooled Atlanta, who trail Washington by five games entering Friday.

Baltimore enters Turner Field only a half-game back of New York in the AL East, and winners of five straight. The Braves have taken 19 of 36 games against Baltimore in Interleague play, and Atlanta will face Brian Matusz, coming off of a full week's rest after being injured in batting practice earlier in the week.

Date / Time: Friday, June 15, 7:35 p.m. ET

Location: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: Peachtree TV, Fox Sports South

Radio: WNNX 100.5, WCNN 680

Probable Starters: Brian Matusz (5-6) vs. Tommy Hanson (7-4)

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Braves vs. Orioles Preview: Adam Jones, Matt Wieters Arrive In Atlanta For Interleague Series

One of baseball's biggest surprises this season lands in Atlanta for a three-game series.

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Atlanta Braves Minor League Report: Staying Patient With Christian Bethancourt, Edward Salcedo

A weekly look at a hot topic in the Braves' farm system.

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