2013 Atlanta Braves
National League East Champions
Turner Field 2013.jpg
The Braves during a home game in April 2013
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record96–66 (.593)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Liberty Media/John Malone
General manager(s)Frank Wren
Manager(s)Fredi González
Local televisionSportSouth
Fox Sports South
(Chip Caray, Joe Simpson, Tom Glavine, Dale Murphy)
Local radioWCNN
WNNX
Atlanta Braves Radio Network
(Jim Powell, Don Sutton, Mark Lemke)
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The 2013 Atlanta Braves season was the Braves' 17th season of home games at Turner Field, 48th season in Atlanta, and 143rd season overall. The Atlanta Braves were the 2013 National League Eastern division champions with a record of 96-66. The Braves won their first game of the season (7–5) against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 1.[1] They finished the season in first place in the National League East, but lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Division Series. This was also the Braves first division title since the “Baby Braves” in 2005.

Offseason

The Braves began the offseason with some major holes to fill. The Braves were losing future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones to retirement, and centerfielder and lead-off man Michael Bourn was lost to free agency. The idea going into the offseason was to get a centerfielder and either a thirdbaseman or left fielder, with Martín Prado playing either third base or left field depending which way they decided to go.

The Braves signed B. J. Upton to a 5-year $75.25 million contract very early in the offseason, filling the need in centerfield.[2] In January, they then acquired B.J.'s brother Justin Upton, a left fielder from the Diamondbacks, along with third baseman Chris Johnson, in exchange for Prado, Randall Delgado, and three minor league prospects.[3]

The Braves also traded Tommy Hanson to the Angels for relief pitcher Jordan Walden,[4] signed back-up infielder Ramiro Pena,[5] and signed Gerald Laird to replace back-up catcher David Ross, who signed with the Red Sox as a free agent.[6] They also brought back a former teammate by claiming outfielder Jordan Schafer off waivers from the Houston Astros.[7]

Offseason subtractions and additions

[8]

Subtractions Additions
RHS Tommy Hanson (traded to Angels)
RHS Jair Jurrjens (signed with Orioles)
RHR Peter Moylan (signed with Dodgers)
RHS Randall Delgado (traded to D'Backs)
RHR Chad Durbin (signed with Phillies)
C David Ross (signed with Red Sox)
C J. C. Boscán (signed with Cubs)
1B/OF Eric Hinske (signed with D'Backs)
1B Lyle Overbay (Signed with Yankees)
3B Chipper Jones (Retired)
INF Jeff Baker (signed with Rangers)
INF/OF Martín Prado (traded to D'Backs)
OF Michael Bourn (signed with Indians)
OF Matt Diaz (signed with Marlins)
RHR Jordan Walden (acquired in trade with Angels)
C Gerald Laird (signed as free agent)
3B Chris Johnson (acquired in trade with D'Backs)
INF Ramiro Pena (signed as free agent)
INF Blake DeWitt (signed as free agent)
OF B. J. Upton (signed as free agent)
OF Justin Upton (acquired in trade from D'Backs)
OF Jordan Schafer (claimed off waivers)

Notable Moments

Opening Day Starting Lineup[1]
Name Position
Andrelton Simmons Shortstop
Jason Heyward Right fielder
Justin Upton Left fielder
Freddie Freeman First baseman
B. J. Upton Center fielder
Dan Uggla Second baseman
Chris Johnson Third baseman
Gerald Laird Catcher
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher

Awards

All-Stars

NL Player of the Month

NL Rookie of the Month

NL Player of the Week

Season standings

National League East

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 96 66 0.593 56–25 40–41
Washington Nationals 86 76 0.531 10 47–34 39–42
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 22 33–48 41–40
Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 0.451 23 43–38 30–51
Miami Marlins 62 100 0.383 34 36–45 26–55


National League Division Champions

Division Winners W L Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599
Atlanta Braves 96 66 0.593
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 94 68 0.580 +4
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0.556
Washington Nationals 86 76 0.531 4
Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 0.500 9
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 14
San Francisco Giants 76 86 0.469 14
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0.457 16
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 16
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 16
Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 0.451 17
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 24
Miami Marlins 62 100 0.383 28


Record vs. opponents

Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–4 4–3 3–4 12–7 10–9 4–2 6–1 3–4 3–4 3–3 7–12 7–12 4–3 2–4 11–9
Atlanta 4–2 5–1 4–3 6–1 5–2 13–6 2–4 10–9 11–8 4–3 1–5 3–4 4–3 13–6 11–9
Chicago 3–4 1–5 5–14 3–3 1–6 4–3 6–13 3–3 3–3 7–12 3–4 4–3 7–12 3–4 13–7
Cincinnati 4–3 3–4 14–5 2–4 4–3 6–1 10–9 4–2 4–2 8–11 3–3 6–1 8–11 3–4 11–9
Colorado 7–12 1–6 3–3 4–2 10–9 3–4 4–2 3–4 3–4 4–2 12–7 9–10 3–4 3–4 5–15
Los Angeles 9–10 2–5 6–1 3–4 9–10 5–2 4–2 5–1 5–2 4–2 11–8 8–11 4–3 5–1 12–8
Miami 2–4 6–13 3–4 1–6 4–3 2–5 1–5 11–8 7–12 2–4 3–4 4–3 2–4 5–14 9–11
Milwaukee 1–6 4–2 13–6 9–10 2–4 2–4 5–1 4–3 5–2 7–12 3–4 5–2 5–14 3–4 6–14
New York 4–3 9–10 3–3 2–4 4–3 1–5 8–11 3–4 10–9 2–5 4–3 4–2 2–5 7–12 11–9
Philadelphia 4–3 8–11 3–3 2–4 4–3 2–5 12–7 2–5 9–10 3–4 4–2 3–3 2–5 8–11 7–13
Pittsburgh 3–3 3–4 12–7 11–8 2–4 2–4 4–2 12–7 5–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 10–9 4–3 15–5
San Diego 12–7 5–1 4–3 3–3 7–12 8–11 4–3 4–3 3–4 2–4 4–3 8–11 2–4 2–5 8–12
San Francisco 12–7 4–3 3–4 1–6 10–9 11–8 3–4 2–5 2–4 3–3 3–4 11–8 2–4 3–3 6–14
St. Louis 3–4 3–4 12–7 11–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 14–5 5–2 5–2 9–10 4–2 4–2 6–0 10–10
Washington 4–2 6–13 4–3 4–3 4–3 1–5 14–5 4–3 12–7 11–8 3–4 5–2 3–3 0–6 11–9


Game log

Legend
Braves Win Braves Loss Game Postponed
2013 Regular Season Game Log (96–66)
April (17–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Time Record Streak
1 April 1 Phillies 7–5 Avilán (1–0) Hamels (0–1) Kimbrel (1) 51,456 2:56 1–0 W1
2 April 3 Phillies 9–2 Maholm (1–0) Halladay (0–1) 24,289 3:18 2–0 W2
3 April 4 Phillies 0–2 Lee (1–0) Medlen (0–1) Papelbon (1) 18,295 2:33 2–1 L1
4 April 5 Cubs 4–1 Minor (1–0) Feldman (0–1) Kimbrel (2) 33,433 2:36 3–1 W1
5 April 6 Cubs 6–5 O'Flaherty (1–0) Mármol (0–1) 38,498 3:12 4–1 W2
6 April 7 Cubs 5–1 Hudson (1–0) Samardzija (1–1) 45,800 2:50 5–1 W3
7 April 8 @ Marlins 2–0 Maholm (2–0) Slowey (0–2) Kimbrel (3) 34,439 2:33 6–1 W4
8 April 9 @ Marlins 3–2 Medlen (1–1) LeBlanc (0–2) Kimbrel (4) 14,222 2:33 7–1 W5
9 April 10 @ Marlins 8–0 Minor (2–0) Sanabia (1–1) 13,810 2:48 8–1 W6
10 April 12 @ Nationals 6–4 (10) O'Flaherty (2–0) Stammen (2–1) Kimbrel (5) 33,130 3:29 9–1 W7
11 April 13 @ Nationals 3–1 Hudson (2–0) Strasburg (1–2) Kimbrel (6) 41,992 2:42 10–1 W8
12 April 14 @ Nationals 9–0 Maholm (3–0) González (1–1) 39,389 2:44 11–1 W9
13 April 16 Royals 6–3 O'Flaherty (3–0) Herrera (1–1) 26,400 2:36 12–1 W10
14 April 17 Royals 0–1 Davis (2–0) Minor (2–1) Holland (3) 23,018 2:30 12–2 L1
15 April 18 @ Pirates 6–4 Varvaro (1–0) Hughes (1–1) Kimbrel (7) 11,288 3:15 13–2 W1
16 April 19 @ Pirates 0–6 Rodríguez (2–0) Hudson (2–1) 18,705 2:40 13–3 L1
17 April 20 @ Pirates 1–3 McDonald (2–2) Maholm (3–1) Grilli (6) 29,313 2:30 13–4 L2
18 April 21 @ Pirates 2–4 Wilson (1–0) Medlen (1–2) Grilli (7) 20,873 3:30 13–5 L3
19 April 23 @ Rockies 4–3 Minor (3–1) Francis (1–2) Kimbrel (8) 19,124 2:37 14–5 W1
20 April 23 @ Rockies 10–2 Teherán (1–0) Garland (2–0) 21,724 2:51 15–5 W2
21 April 24 @ Rockies 5–6 (12) Belisle (1–1) Ayala (1–1) 35,234 3:48 15–6 L1
22 April 26 @ Tigers 0–10 Sánchez (3–1) Maholm (3–2) 35,161 2:41 15–7 L2
23 April 27 @ Tigers 4–7 Porcello (1–2) Medlen (1–3) Valverde (2) 42,881 2:55 15–8 L3
24 April 28 @ Tigers 3–8 Fister (40) Minor (3–2) 33,469 2:40 15–9 L4
25 April 29 Nationals 3–2 Walden (1–0) Clippard (1–1) Kimbrel (9) 22,870 2:52 16–9 W1
26 April 30 Nationals 8–1 Hudson (3–1) González (2–2) 19,243 2:32 17–9 W2
May (15–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Time Record Streak
27 May 1 Nationals 0–2 Zimmermann (5–1) Maholm (3–3) Soriano (8) 22,460 2:15 17–10 L1
28 May 2 Nationals 1–3 Haren (3–3) Medlen (1–4) Soriano (9) 19,806 2:26 17–11 L2
29 May 3 Mets 5–7 (10) Parnell (2–0) Walden (1–1) Familia (1) 30,871 3:29 17–12 L3
May 4 Mets Postponed (rain). Makeup Date June 18.
30 May 5 Mets 9–4 Hudson (4–1) Niese (2–3) 32,849 3:05 18–12 W1
31 May 6 @ Reds 7–4 Maholm (4–2) Arroyo (2–4) Kimbrel (10) 19,308 3:21 19–12 W2
32 May 7 @ Reds 4–5 Broxton (1–1) Kimbrel (0–1) 25,730 2:50 19–13 L1
33 May 8 @ Reds 7–2 Minor (4–2) Leake (2–2) 32,640 3:04 20–13 W1
34 May 9 @ Giants 6–3 Teherán (2–0) Vogelsong (1–3) Kimbrel (11) 41,635 3:06 21–13 W2
35 May 10 @ Giants 2–8 Cain (2–2) Hudson (4–2) 41,387 2:39 21–14 L1
36 May 11 @ Giants 1–10 Bumgarner (4–1) Maholm (4–4) 41,530 3:03 21–15 L2
37 May 12 @ Giants 1–5 Lincecum (3–2) Medlen (1–4) 42,231 2:57 21–16 L3
38 May 13 @ Diamondbacks 10–1 Minor (5–2) Miley (3–2) 25,052 3:02 22–16 W1
39 May 14 @ Diamondbacks 0–2 Corbin (6–0) Teherán (2–1) Bell (5) 30,150 2:48 22–17 L1
40 May 15 @ Diamondbacks 3–5 Kennedy (2–3) Hudson (4–3) Bell (6) 23,524 3:00 22–18 L2
41 May 17 Dodgers 8–5 Maholm (4–4) Rodriguez (0–2) Kimbrel (12) 43,238 2:53 23–18 W1
42 May 18 Dodgers 3–1 Gearrin (1–0) Jansen (1–2) Kimbrel (13) 38,615 2:40 24–18 W2
43 May 19 Dodgers 5–2 Avilán (2–0) Jansen (1–3) Kimbrel (14) 43,118 3:21 25–18 W3
44 May 20 Twins 5–1 Teherán (3–1) Correia (4–4) Gearrin (1) 20,173 2:43 26–18 W4
45 May 21 Twins 5–4 (10) Kimbrel (1–1) Duensing (0–1) 28,663 3:25 27–18 W5
46 May 22 Twins 8–3 Maholm (6–4) Worley (1–5) 27,798 2:58 28–18 W6
47 May 24 @ Mets 7–5 (10) Varvaro (2–0) Lyon (1–2) Kimbrel (15) 32,325 3:52 29–18 W7
48 May 25 @ Mets 6–0 Minor (6–2) Gee (2–6) 27,622 3:07 30–18 W8
49 May 26 @ Mets 2–4 Hawkins (1–0) Gearrin (1–1) Parnell (7) 27,296 2:47 30–19 L1
50 May 27 @ Blue Jays 3–9 Buehrle (2–3) Hudson (4–4) 22,808 2:41 30–20 L2
51 May 28 @ Blue Jays 7–6 (10) Gearrin (2–1) Weber (0–1) Kimbrel (16) 45,224 3:18 31–20 W1
52 May 29 Blue Jays 0–3 Pérez (1–0) Medlen (1–6) Janssen (11) 22,489 2:55 31–21 L1
53 May 30 Blue Jays 11–3 Minor (7–2) Dickey (4–7) 29,967 2:31 32–21 W1
54 May 31 Nationals 2–3 Stammen (3–1) Teherán (3–2) Soriano (15) 36,350 2:59 32–22 L1
June (16–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Time Record Streak
55 June 1 Nationals 2–1 (10) Walden (2–1) Rodríguez (0–1) 46,910 3:07 33–22 W1
56 June 2 Nationals 6–3 Maholm (7–4) Karns (0–1) Kimbrel (17) 30,134 2:58 34–22 W2
57 June 3 Pirates 7–2 Medlen (2–6) Burnett (3–6) 19,526 3:05 35–22 W3
58 June 4 Pirates 5–4 (10) Varvaro (3–0) Melancon (1–1) 28,681 3:44 36–22 W4
59 June 5 Pirates 5–0 Teherán (4–2) Rodríguez (6–4) 28,703 2:54 37–22 W5
60 June 6 @ Dodgers 0–5 Greinke (3–1) Hudson (4–5) 44,196 2:36 37–23 L1
61 June 7 @ Dodgers 1–2 (10) League (2–2) Varvaro (3–1) 47,164 3:01 37–24 L2
62 June 8 @ Dodgers 2–1 Medlen (3–6) Fife (1–1) Kimbrel (18) 52,716 3:06 38–24 W1
63 June 9 @ Dodgers 8–1 Minor (8–2) Magill (0–2) 39,028 3:08 39–24 W2
64 June 10 @ Padres 6–7 Marquis (8–2) Teherán (4–3) Thayer (1) 21,192 2:31 39–25 L1
65 June 11 @ Padres 2–3 Cashner (5–3) Hudson (4–6) Gregerson (3) 22,330 2:33 39–26 L2
66 June 12 @ Padres 3–5 Vólquez (5–5) Maholm (7–5) Vincent (1) 22,316 2:54 39–27 L3
67 June 14 Giants 0–6 Bumgarner (6–4) Medlen (3–7) 45,833 2:44 39–28 L4
68 June 15 Giants 6–5 Kimbrel (2–1) Romo (3–3) 47,178 3:10 40–28 W1
69 June 16 Giants 3–0 Teherán (5–3) Lincecum (4–7) Kimbrel (19) 33,681 2:54 41–28 W2
70 June 17 Mets 2–1 Carpenter (1–0) Gee (5–7) 22,048 2:29 42–28 W3
71 June 18 Mets 3–4 Harvey (6–1) Wood (0–1) Parnell (10) 21,857 3:13 42–29 L1
72 June 18 Mets 1–6 Wheeler (1–0) Maholm (7–6) 21,073 3:24 42–30 L2
73 June 19 Mets 5–3 Medlen (4–7) Marcum (0–9) Kimbrel (20) 21,852 3:00 43–30 W1
74 June 20 Mets 3–4 Hawkins (2–0) Minor (8–3) Parnell (11) 33,824 3:10 43–31 L1
75 June 21 @ Brewers 0–2 Peralta (5–8) Teherán (5–4) Henderson (10) 32,594 2:49 43–32 L2
76 June 22 @ Brewers 0–2 Badenhop (1–3) Hudson (4–7) Rodríguez (6) 41,974 2:47 43–33 L3
77 June 23 @ Brewers 7–4 Maholm (8–6) Fígaro (1–2) Kimbrel (21) 41,221 3:22 44–33 W1
78 June 25 @ Royals 4–3 Medlen (5–7) Collins (2–2) Kimbrel (22) 29,947 2:59 45–33 W2
79 June 26 @ Royals 3–4 (10) Crow (4–3) Wood (0–2) 22,207 3:08 45–34 L1
80 June 28 Diamondbacks 3–0 Teherán (5–4) Delgado (0–2) Kimbrel (23) 48,282 3:00 46–34 W1
81 June 29 Diamondbacks 11–5 Walden (3–1) Hernandez (4–5) 39,180 3:46 47–34 W2
82 June 30 Diamondbacks 6–2 Maholm (9–6) Cahill (3–10) 34,574 3:01 48–34 W3
July (15–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Time Record Streak
83 July 2 Marlins 11–3 Medlen (6–7) Jennings (0–1) 28,045 3:05 49–34 W4
84 July 3 Marlins 3–6 Nolasco (5–8) Minor (8–4) Cishek (16) 26,129 2:46 49–35 L1
85 July 4 Marlins 3–4 Ramos (3–2) Kimbrel (2–2) Cishek (17) 35,465 3:28 49–36 L2
86 July 5 @ Phillies 4–5 Lee (10–2) Maholm (9–6) Papelbon (18) 42,044 2:47 49–37 L3
87 July 6 @ Phillies 13–4 Hudson (5–7) Kendrick (7–6) 37,044 3:22 50–37 W1
88 July 7 @ Phillies 3–7 Pettibone (5–3) Medlen (6–8) 38,148 3:13 50–38 L1
89 July 8 @ Marlins 7–1 (14) Carpenter (2–0) Hatcher (0–1) 15,705 4:14 51–38 W1
90 July 9 @ Marlins 6–4 Teherán (7–4) Álvarez (0–1) Kimbrel (24) 17,399 3:12 52–38 W2
91 July 10 @ Marlins 2–6 Turner (3–1) Maholm (9–8) 23,921 2:58 52–39 L1
92 July 11 Reds 6–5 Hudson (6–7) Latos (8–3) Kimbrel (25) 40,186 3:07 53–39 W1
93 July 12 Reds 2–4 Arroyo (8–7) Medlen (6–9) Chapman (21) 43,275 3:03 53–40 L1
94 July 13 Reds 5–2 Minor (9–4) Bailey (5–8) Kimbrel (26) 46,946 2:40 54–40 W1
95 July 14 Reds 4–8 Ondrusek (3–0) Teherán (7–5) 29,846 3:22 54–41 L1
July 16 All-Star Game AL 3–0 NL Sale Corbin Nathan 45,186 3:06 Citi Field
96 July 19 @ White Sox 6–4 Hudson (7–7) Danks (2–7) Kimbrel (27) 25,613 2:51 55–41 W1
97 July 20 @ White Sox 6–10 Peavy (7–4) Maholm (9–9) 27,294 3:10 55–42 L1
98 July 21 @ White Sox 1–3 Quintana (5–2) Minor (9–5) Reed (25) 27,729 2:37 55–43 L2
99 July 22 @ Mets 2–1 Walden (4–1) Parnell (5–5) Kimbrel (28) 25,111 3:03 56–43 W1
100 July 23 @ Mets 1–4 Torres (1–1) Medlen (6–10) Parnell (19) 24,355 2:54 56–44 L1
101 July 24 @ Mets 8–2 Hudson (8–7) Hefner (4–8) 28,194 3:03 57–44 W1
102 July 25 @ Mets 4–7 Wheeler (4–1) Loe (1–2) Parnell (20) 35,793 3:27 57–45 L1
103 July 26 Cardinals 4–1 Minor (10–5) Wainwright (13–6) Kimbrel (29) 50,124 2:33 58–45 W1
104 July 27 Cardinals 2–0 Avilán (3–0) Choate (1–1) Kimbrel (30) 48,312 2:31 59–45 W2
105 July 28 Cardinals 5–2 Medlen (7–10) Miller (10–7) Kimbrel (31) 34,478 2:58 60–45 W3
106 July 29 Rockies 9–8 (10) Downs (3–3) Escalona (1–4) 31,218 3:46 61–45 W4
107 July 30 Rockies 11–3 Wood (1–2) Nicasio (6–5) 28,107 2:49 62–45 W5
108 July 31 Rockies 9–0 Minor (11–5) Chatwood (7–4) 22,097 3:00 63–45 W6
August (20–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Time Record Streak
109 August 1 Rockies 11–2 Teherán (8–5) Bettis (0–1) 30,069 3:15 64–45 W7
110 August 2 @ Phillies 6–4 Medlen (8–10) Martin (0–1) Kimbrel (32) 35,087 3:10 65–45 W8
111 August 3 @ Phillies 5–4 (12) Avilán (4–0) Diekman (0–2) Kimbrel (33) 41,161 4:10 66–45 W9
112 August 4 @ Phillies 4–1 Wood (2–2) Lee (10–5) Kimbrel (34) 37,235 3:12 67–45 W10
113 August 5 @ Nationals 3–2 Carpenter (3–0) Clippard (6–2) Walden (1) 33,002 2:55 68–45 W11
114 August 6 @ Nationals 2–1 Teherán (9–5) González (7–5) Kimbrel (35) 30,875 2:53 69–45 W12
115 August 7 @ Nationals 6–3 Medlen (9–10) Mattheus (0–1) Kimbrel (36) 29,114 3:21 70–45 W13
116 August 9 Marlins 5–0 Beachy (1–0) Turner (3–4) 37,424 2:26 71–45 W14
117 August 10 Marlins 0–1 Dunn (3–3) Walden (4–2) Cishek (24) 42,177 2:30 71–46 L1
118 August 11 Marlins 9–4 Minor (12–5) Jennings (1–3) 32,881 3:06 72–46 W1
119 August 12 Phillies 1–5 Hamels (5–13) Teherán (9–6) 20,676 2:45 72–47 L1
120 August 13 Phillies 3–1 Medlen (10–10) Martin (1–2) Kimbrel (37) 21,697 2:28 73–47 W1
121 August 14 Phillies 6–3 Beachy (2–0) Lannan (3–6) Kimbrel (38) 18,638 2:50 74–47 W2
122 August 16 Nationals 3–2 (10) Downs (4–3) Krol (1–1) 35,663 3:11 75–47 W3
123 August 17 Nationals 7–8 (15) Stammen (6–5) Medlen (10–11) Haren (1) 40,866 5:29 75–48 L1
124 August 18 Nationals 2–1 Teherán (10–6) González (7–6) Kimbrel (39) 27,221 2:53 76–48 W1
125 August 20 @ Mets 3–5 Wheeler (6–2) Beachy (2–1) Hawkins (5) 25,863 3:05 76–49 L1
126 August 21 @ Mets 4–1 (10) Avilán (5–0) Atchison (3–2) Kimbrel (40) 22,935 3:05 77–49 W1
127 August 22 @ Cardinals 2–6 Kelly (5–3) Maholm (9–10) 37,363 2:56 77–50 L1
128 August 23 @ Cardinals 1–3 Wainwright (15–7) Medlen (10–12) 41,134 2:31 77–51 L2
129 August 24 @ Cardinals 2–6 Miller (12–8) Teherán (10–7) Mujica (34) 43,633 2:59 77–52 L3
130 August 25 @ Cardinals 5–2 Minor (13–5) Lynn (13–8) Kimbrel (41) 44,009 2:41 78–52 W1
131 August 27 Indians 2–0 Wood (3–2) Salazar (1–2) Kimbrel (42) 21,400 2:41 79–52 W2
132 August 28 Indians 3–2 Kimbrel (3–2) Smith (5–2) 20,804 3:03 80–52 W3
133 August 29 Indians 3–1 Medlen (11–12) Jiménez (9–9) Kimbrel (43) 22,081 2:42 81–52 W4
134 August 30 Marlins 2–1 Teherán (11–7) Fernández (10–6) Varvaro (1) 28,255 2:52 82–52 W5
135 August 31 Marlins 5–4 (11) Ayala (2–1) Webb (1–5) 32,727 3:59 83–52 W6
September (13–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Time Record Streak
136 September 1 Marlins 0–7 Eovaldi (3–5) Wood (3–3) 38,441 2:44 83–53 L1
137 September 2 Mets 13–5 Maholm (10–10) Matsuzaka (0–3) 26,530 3:41 84–53 W1
138 September 3 Mets 3–1 Medlen (12–12) Torres (3–3) Kimbrel (44) 21,221 2:42 85–53 W2
139 September 4 Mets 2–5 Gee (11–9) Loe (1–3) Hawkins (7) 22,946 3:01 85–54 L1
140 September 6 @ Phillies 1–2 Lee (12–6) Minor (13–6) Papelbon (25) 37,088 2:14 85–55 L2
141 September 7 @ Phillies 5–6 Papelbon (5–1) García (3–6) 36,330 3:18 85–56 L3
142 September 8 @ Phillies 2–3 Hamels (7–13) Carpenter (3–1) Rosenberg (1) 38,706 2:28 85–57 L4
143 September 9 @ Marlins 5–2 Medlen (13–12) Álvarez (3–4) Kimbrel (45) 18,503 2:46 86–57 W1
144 September 10 @ Marlins 4–3 Teherán (12–7) Koehler (3–10) Kimbrel (46) 19,095 3:13 87–57 W2
145 September 11 @ Marlins 2–5 Fernández (12–6) Minor (13–7) 25,111 2:42 87–58 L1
146 September 12 @ Marlins 6–1 García (4–6) Flynn (0–1) 15,274 2:36 88–58 W1
147 September 13 Padres 3–4 Vincent (5–3) Walden (4–3) Street (30) 34,112 3:00 88–59 L1
148 September 14 Padres 2–1 Medlen (14–12) Erlin (2–3) Kimbrel (47) 40,153 2:48 89–59 W1
149 September 15 Padres 0-4 Smith (1–1) Teherán (12–8) 36,125 2:57 89-60 L1
September 16 @ Nationals Postponed (Washington Navy Yard shooting). Rescheduled for September 17.
150 September 17 @ Nationals 5-6 Krol (2–1) Kimbrel (3–3) 25,066 3:03 89-61 L2
151 September 17 @ Nationals 0-4 Roark (7–0) García (4–7) 28,369 2:25 89-62 L3
152 September 18 @ Nationals 5-2 Loe (2–3) Ohlendorf (4–1) Kimbrel (48) 30,636 3:20 90-62 W1
153 September 20 @ Cubs 9-5 Carpenter (4–1) Gregg (2–5) 29,539 3:15 91-62 W2
154 September 21 @ Cubs 1–3 Villanueva (7–8) Downs (4–4) Strop (1) 34,612 2:42 91–63 L1
155 September 22 @ Cubs 5–2 Teherán (13–8) Jackson (8–17) Kimbrel (49) 30,515 3:18 92–63 W1
156 September 23 Brewers 0-5 Estrada (7–4) Minor (13–8) 19,893 2:29 92-64 L1
157 September 24 Brewers 3-2 Kimbrel (4–3) Hand (0–5) 22,605 2:32 93-64 W1
158 September 25 Brewers 0–4 Lohse (11–10) Maholm (10–11) 19,558 2:31 93–65 L1
159 September 26 Phillies 7–1 Hale (1–0) Cloyd (2–7) 27,858 3:04 94–65 W1
160 September 27 Phillies 1–0 Medlen (15–12) Lee (14–8) Kimbrel (50) 38,711 2:07 95–65 W2
161 September 28 Phillies 4–5 García (1–1) Minor (13–9) 38,171 3:31 95–66 L1
162 September 29 Phillies 12–5 Teherán (14–8) Miner (0–2) 42,194 3:27 96–66 W1

Roster

2013 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Opening day lineup

Post-season

Division Series

Main article: 2013 National League Division Series

Game 1, October 3

8:07 p.m. (EDT) at Turner Field in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 11 0
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
WP: Clayton Kershaw (1–0)   LP: Kris Medlen (0–1)
Home runs:
LAD: Adrián González (1)
ATL: None

Braves ace Kris Medlen struck out the side in the first inning, getting Carl Crawford looking and Mark Ellis and Hanley Ramírez swinging, throwing Turner Field into a frenzy. That would be the highlight of the night for the Braves as Medlen fell apart after the first and Clayton Kershaw dominated the strikeout-prone Braves racking up 12 while allowing only one run and hurling a complete-game. The Braves went down in order in the first. Kershaw struck out Jason Heyward and their leading offensive power Freddie Freeman to end the first. In the second inning the Dodgers got going. After an Adrián González line out controversial, rookie phenom Yasiel Puig singled followed by a single from Juan Uribe putting runners at 3rd and 1st. Skip Schumaker then hit a sac-fly to Jason Heyward scoring Puig and Uribe tagging to 2nd base with two outs. Next, Catcher A.J. Ellis smashed a double, scoring Uribe. Kershaw grounded out to first to end the top half of the second inning. Evan Gattis (the Braves feel-good story of 2013) led-off the bottom half of the 2nd with a single. Unfortunately, after a Brian McCann fly-out, surprise slugger Chris Johnson, who finished second in the National League Batting Race, flew out to Puig. This time Gattis came too far off first base and he was thrown out for an inning-ending double play. The situation only got worse in the third inning for the Braves. Crawford hit an infield single and advanced to second. It looked like the Braves might escape unscathed after getting Ellis and Ramírez to pop out. However, on the first pitch of his at-bat, Adrián González hammered a two-run homerun, extending the Dodgers lead to 4-0 and basically ending the game. Kershaw kept the Braves quiet in the third inning, while Mark Ellis drove in A.J. Ellis who hit his second double, making the score 5-0. Finally, the Braves broke through against Kershaw in the bottom of the fourth inning. After Justin Upton grounded out to Kershaw for the second time, Freeman singled and Gattis walked. McCann filed out, but Chris Johnson, who finished third in the league in batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs, singled scoring Freeman for their only run of the game. Andrelton Simmons struck out next to end the inning. After a González lead-off single and Puig hit-by-pitch, Braves manager Fredi González pulled Medlen for break out, lefty Luis Avilán. After a sacrifice bunt by Uribe and intentional walk of Schumaker, Avilán struck out A.J. Ellis and Clayton Kershaw to end the threat. However, Kershaw struck out the side in the bottom half of the fifth inning. Getting Elliot Johnson and B.J. Upton (pinch-hitting for Avilán) looking and Jason Heyward swinging. Jordan Walden relieved Avilán in the sixth inning. Crawford grounded out to lead-off the inning, but Mark Ellis singled and Hanley Ramírez doubled to score Ellis, to close the scoring at 6-1. Kershaw shut down Atlanta over the next three innings. With the win the Dodgers took a 1-0 series lead.

Game 2, October 4

6:07 p.m. (EDT) at Turner Field in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 10 0
Atlanta 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 6 0
WP: Mike Minor (1–0)   LP: Zack Greinke (0–1)   Sv: Craig Kimbrel (1)
Home runs:
LAD: Hanley Ramírez (1)
ATL: None

Game 3, October 6

8:07 p.m. (EDT) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 10 2
Los Angeles 0 4 2 4 0 0 0 3 X 13 14 0
WP: Chris Capuano (1–0)   LP: Julio Teherán (0–1)
Home runs:
ATL: Jason Heyward (1)
LAD: Carl Crawford (1), Juan Uribe (1)

Game 4, October 7

9:37 p.m. (EDT) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 0
Los Angeles 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 X 4 11 2
WP: Brian Wilson (1–0)   LP: David Carpenter (0–1)   Sv: Kenley Jansen (1)
Home runs:
ATL: None
LAD: Carl Crawford 2 (3), Juan Uribe (2)

Player statistics

Statistics updated after game on September 29, 2013.[20][21]
denotes player is on 15-day disabled list.
denotes player is on 60-day disabled list.
* denotes player is active, but on the inactive roster.
x denotes player was traded mid-season and is no longer in the organization.

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; TB = Total bases; BB = Walks; K = Strikeouts; SB = Stolen bases; BA = Batting average; OBP = On base percentage; SLG = Slugging percentage

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB K SB AVG OBP SLG
Andrelton Simmons 157 606 76 150 27 6 17 59 240 40 55 6 .248 .296 .396
Justin Upton 149 558 94 147 27 2 27 70 259 75 161 8 .263 .354 .464
Freddie Freeman 147 551 89 176 27 2 23 109 276 66 121 1 .319 .396 .501
Chris Johnson 142 514 54 165 34 0 12 68 235 29 116 0 .321 .358 .457
Dan Uggla 136 448 60 80 10 3 22 55 162 77 171 2 .179 .309 .362
B. J. Upton 126 391 30 72 14 0 9 26 113 44 151 12 .184 .268 .289
Jason Heyward 104 382 67 97 22 1 14 38 163 48 73 2 .254 .349 .427
Brian McCann 102 356 43 91 13 0 20 57 164 39 66 0 .256 .336 .461
Evan Gattis 105 354 44 86 21 0 21 65 170 21 81 0 .243 .291 .480
Jordan Schafer 94 231 32 57 8 3 3 21 80 29 73 22 .247 .331 .346
Reed Johnson 74 123 13 30 7 1 1 11 42 6 32 0 .244 .311 .341
Luis Avilán 70 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Varvaro 59 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ramiro Peña 50 97 14 27 5 1 3 12 43 8 18 0 .278 .330 .443
David Carpenter 55 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Joey Terdoslavich 55 79 11 17 4 0 0 4 21 12 24 1 .215 .315 .266
Gerald Laird 47 121 12 34 8 0 1 13 45 14 23 1 .281 .367 .372
Paul Janish 52 41 7 7 2 0 0 2 9 3 11 0 .171 .222 .220
Juan Francisco x 35 108 10 26 2 0 5 16 43 7 43 0 .241 .287 .398
Kris Medlen 30 55 3 9 2 0 1 4 14 3 23 1 .164 .217 .255
Mike Minor 29 61 3 10 1 0 1 6 14 2 25 0 .164 .190 .230
Julio Teherán 30 58 1 13 3 0 0 2 16 2 16 0 .224 .250 .276
Alex Wood 24 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 .000 .000 .000
Paul Maholm 23 52 2 7 2 0 0 2 9 1 25 0 .135 .151 .173
Tim Hudson 19 38 2 6 1 0 1 3 10 4 14 0 .158 .238 .263
Tyler Pastornicky 20 30 5 9 1 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 .300 .323 .333
José Constanza 21 31 2 8 0 0 0 3 8 0 5 0 .258 .258 .258
Elliot Johnson 32 92 8 24 5 2 0 10 33 8 18 8 .261 .317 .359
Todd Cunningham * 8 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 .250 .250 .250
Brandon Beachy 5 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .125 .222 .125
Phil Gosselin * 4 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 .333 .429 .333
Blake DeWitt x 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
Kameron Loe 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Freddy García 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; QS = Quality starts; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; HLD = Holds; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts; ERA = Earned run average

R Player G GS QS W L SV HLD IP H ER HR BB K ERA
1 Mike Minor 32 32 23 13 9 0 0 204.2 177 73 22 46 181 3.21
2 Kris Medlen 32 31 22 15 12 0 1 197.0 194 68 18 47 157 3.11
3 Julio Teherán 30 30 18 14 8 0 0 185.2 173 66 22 45 170 3.20
4 Paul Maholm 26 26 13 10 11 0 0 153.2 169 75 17 47 105 4.41
5 Tim Hudson 21 21 13 8 7 0 0 131.1 120 58 10 36 95 3.97
- Brandon Beachy 5 5 4 2 1 0 0 30.0 27 15 5 4 23 4.50
- David Hale 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 11.0 11 1 0 1 14 0.82

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; QS = Quality starts; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; HLD = Holds; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts; ERA = Earned run average

Player G GS QS W L SV HLD IP H ER HR BB K ERA
Luis Avilán 75 0 0 5 0 0 27 65.0 40 11 1 22 38 1.52
Craig Kimbrel 68 0 0 4 3 50 0 67.0 39 9 4 20 98 1.21
Anthony Varvaro 62 0 0 3 1 1 6 73.1 68 23 3 25 43 2.82
Jordan Walden 50 0 0 4 3 1 14 47.0 39 18 4 14 54 3.45
David Carpenter 56 0 0 4 1 0 12 65.2 45 13 5 20 74 1.78
Cory Gearrin * 37 0 0 2 1 1 1 31.0 30 13 2 16 23 3.77
Alex Wood 31 11 5 3 3 0 1 77.2 76 27 3 27 77 3.13
Luis Ayala 37 0 0 1 1 0 5 23.2 23 6 1 11 15 2.28
Eric O'Flaherty 19 0 0 1 1 0 10 31.0 34 10 1 13 20 2.90
Scott Downs 25 0 0 2 1 0 8 14.0 19 6 0 8 15 3.86
Kameron Loe 9 1 0 1 2 0 0 11.2 17 8 2 5 8 6.17
Cory Rasmus x 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 8 6 4 3 6 8.10
Freddy García 6 3 3 1 2 0 0 27.1 23 5 2 5 20 1.65
Cristhian Martínez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 2 0 0 0 7.71

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Gwinnett Braves International League Randy Ready
AA Mississippi Braves Southern League Aaron Holbert
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Luis Salazar
A Rome Braves South Atlantic League Randy Ingle
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League Jonathan Schuerholz
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Rocket Wheeler

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