MLB: Atlanta 7, Miami 1

MLB: Atlanta 7, Miami 1

MIAMI, July 25 (UPI) -- Juan Francisco bashed a go-ahead, two-run homer and added a run-scoring single Wednesday in the Atlanta Braves' 7-1 victory over Miami.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 3

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Tommy Hanson settled down after a rough start Saturday, pitching five scoreless frames, and the Braves rallied for a 6-3 victory over Philadelphia.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 4, Atlanta 1

ATLANTA, July 2 (UPI) -- Jeff Samardzija struck out 11 batters over seven innings and Luis Valbuena knocked in the go-ahead runs Monday in the Chicago Cubs' 4-1 win over Atlanta.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Arizona 4

ATLANTA, June 27 (UPI) -- The first home run by Chipper Jones since May 4 gave Atlanta a six-run lead Wednesday and the Braves held on to defeat Arizona 6-4.

MLB: Atlanta 10, New York Yankees 5

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Jason Heyward had two of Atlanta's five home runs Wednesday in the Braves' 10-5 interleague win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Atlanta 4, Baltimore 2

ATLANTA, June 15 (UPI) -- Andrelton Simmons put Atlanta in front with a two-run homer in the sixth Friday, rallying the Braves to a 4-2 decision over Baltimore.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Toronto 2

ATLANTA, June 9 (UPI) -- Tommy Hanson pitched eight effective innings and Dan Uggla cracked a three-run homer Saturday, handing Atlanta its sixth straight win, 5-2 over Toronto.

MLB: Atlanta 3, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Tommy Hanson threw seven effective innings and Jason Heyward drove in a pair of runs Sunday in the Braves' 3-2 win over Washington.

MLB: St. Louis 8, Atlanta 2

ATLANTA, May 28 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal went 3-for-5 with a home run and Matt Adams added three RBI Monday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 8-2 victory over reeling Atlanta.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Tampa Bay 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 18 (UPI) -- Freddie Freeman put Atlanta in front for good with a fifth-inning double Friday and the Braves held on to down Tampa Bay 5-3.

MLB: Atlanta 7, St. Louis 4

ST. LOUIS, May 13 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Jason Heyward stroked a bases-clearing double Sunday and the Braves completed a three-game sweep of St. Louis with a 7-4 win.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, Atlanta 1

CHICAGO, May 7 (UPI) -- Jeff Samardzija stifled the Braves on one run over seven innings Monday and the Chicago Cubs posted a 5-1 victory over Atlanta.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Pittsburgh 1

ATLANTA, April 27 (UPI) -- Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones had two RBI each in the seventh Friday to break open the game and lift the Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 win over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Atlanta 3, Arizona 2

PHOENIX, April 22 (UPI) -- Tommy Hanson hurled seven strong innings Saturday and the Atlanta Braves logged their 10th win in 11 games with a 3-2 decision over Arizona.

MLB: New York Mets 6, Atlanta 1

ATLANTA, April 16 (UPI) -- Dillon Gee yielded one run over seven innings and Ike Davis smacked a three-run homer Monday in the New York Mets' 6-1 win over Atlanta.
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Tommy Hanson

Thomas J "Tommy" Hanson (born August 28, 1986, in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. Hanson was considered by Baseball America to be the top prospect in the Braves farm system going into the 2009 season. That was affirmed by Minor League News, which tapped Hanson as the number one prospect to mid-season in the MLN FAB50 Baseball 2009 rankings. He was called up to the majors on June 3, 2009.

Tommy was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After moving to California at a very young age, Hanson graduated from Redlands East Valley High School in June 2004, electing to continue his post-secondary education at Riverside Community College. He played for the Corvallis Knights in the West Coast League, an independent summer collegiate baseball league. In 2005, he was selected in the 22nd round (677th overall pick) by the Atlanta Braves as a draft-and-follow pick.

The following year, in 2006, Hanson began playing for the Danville Braves of the Appalachian League. In Danville, he began the season as the league's fourth-best prospect according to Baseball America. That season, Hanson ended up starting Game 2 of the Appalachian League Championship Series, finishing the season 4-1 with three wins coming in relief. He also had a 2.09 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP.

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