Stories by Charles Odum

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Falcons looking to rebound in second season under Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are hoping their second season with coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan brings more familiarity, confidence - and wins. A few new key ...
By Charles Odum

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Harrell sharp in Braves' rout of Marlins

ATLANTA - Making his first major league start in more than two years, Lucas Harrell allowed one run in six innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Jose Fernandez and the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Saturday.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Indians blank Braves for 12th win a row

ATLANTA - Danny Salazar threw seven innings, Lonnie Chisenhall hit his second homer of the series and Cleveland stretched its winning streak to 12 games by beating the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on ...
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Indians top Braves for 11th win in a row

ATLANTA - Carlos Santana hit a tie-breaking single in Cleveland's three-run ninth inning, Corey Kluber allowed only three hits in eight innings and the Indians beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on ...
By Charles Odum

Monday, June 27, 2016

Indians winning streak now at 10 after routing Braves

ATLANTA - Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer, Trevor Bauer gave up two runs in six innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 on Monday night for their 10th consecutive win.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Braves salvage series split with Mets

ATLANTA - Bud Norris threw seven scoreless innings, Freddie Freeman and Adonis Garcia homered, and Atlanta beat Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets 5-2 on Sunday.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Johnson's homer lifts Mets over Braves

ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Kelly Johnson lined a leadoff home run in the 11th inning and the New York Mets outlasted the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Saturday night.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Freeman stays hot with 2-run HR as Braves beat Reds 7-2

Freddie Freeman homered and singled twice, a day after becoming the first player in the majors to hit for the cycle this season, to lead the Atlanta Braves over the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Thursday
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bruce's blast carries Reds past Braves

ATLANTA - Brandon Finne­gan said it was "pretty obvious" his six innings against Atlanta were a struggle. To survive the outing with only one run allowed was a confidence-builder.
By Charles Odum

Monday, June 13, 2016

Reds slip past Braves on late walk

ATLANTA - Tyler Holt's bases-loaded walk off closer Arodys Vizcaino forced in the tie-breaking run in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 9-8 on Monday night in a ...
By Charles Odum

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Atlanta's bullpen comes apart after rookie's first career start

ATLANTA - Rookie John Gant only has to look at what happened to the Braves' bullpen after he left the game to feel better about his first start in the majors.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Home runs doom Wisler in Braves' loss

ATLANTA - A new inability to keep the ball in the park has Matt Wisler looking for answers. Wisler allowed three of Chicago's four home runs, leading to his early exit as the Cubs beat the Atlanta ...
By Charles Odum

Friday, June 10, 2016

Braves upend Cubs

ATLANTA - Bud Norris pitched seven strong innings, Adonis Garcia and Tyler Flowers hit home runs and the Atlanta Braves beat Jason Hammel and the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Friday night.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Giants top Braves behind Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner won his sixth consecutive decision and hit a two-run homer to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-0 win over Atlanta on Thursday.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Freeman's homer lifts Braves over Giants

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman homered leading off the 11th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Giants blank Braves

ATLANTA - Jake Peavy faced the minimum 21 batters through seven innings, Denard Span drove in two runs with three hits and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.
By Charles Odum

Monday, May 30, 2016

Smith's three-run triple powers Atlanta

Mallex Smith hit a three-run triple in the second inning, Mike Foltynewicz continued his recent upswing by allowing only three hits in six-plus innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Jeff Samardzija ...
By Charles Odum

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Dietrich's blast helps Marlins avoid sweep

ATLANTA - Derek Dietrich hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and drove in four runs before getting hurt on a foul ball hit into his dugout, and the Miami Marlins beat Atlanta 7-3 on Sunday to avoid ...
By Charles Odum

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Braves beat Marlins to lock up first home series win

ATLANTA - Gordon Beckham hit a three-run homer, Nick Markakis drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Saturday to secure their first home series win of the season.
By Charles Odum

Friday, May 27, 2016

Braves top Marlins for rare home win

ATLANTA - Nick Markakis hit a tie-breaking, two-run single off third baseman Nick Prado's glove with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami ...
By Charles Odum
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Commission votes to withhold appraiser's raise
The Augusta Commission removed a proposed raise for Chief Appraiser Alveno Ross on Monday and wants him to demonstrate progress on exempt property and personnel issues to stay under contract.