Jace Peterson, here avoiding a slide by the Reds' Brandon Phillips, has played solid defense and raise his average above .290 with a 15-game surge. (AP photo)

Braves 2B Peterson’s surge has him up to .293/.362

2:44 pm May. 13, 2015

  CINCINNATI – Amid Braves late-innings defeats, blown leads and/or impressive game-tying rallies to no avail during the 1-4 start to this nine-game road trip, there have also been plenty of encouraging signs, most of

Shelby Miller gets a hug from catcher A.J. Pierzynski after Miller's three-hit shutout against the Phillies last week. (AP photo)

Braves pitchers face challenge at Cincy’s bandbox

2:41 pm May. 11, 2015

 CINCINNATI – Given how the Braves have pitched in recent weeks, and the home-run barrage they absorbed while being swept in Washington, the last place they want to be right now is probably Cincinnati’s Great