Stories by Charles Odum

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Brewers edge Braves on Gennett's single

ATLANTA - Scooter Gennett's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-1 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night, spoiling Brian Snitker's home debut as the Braves' ...
By Charles Odum

Beasley accepting responsibility of learning dual role

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Vic Beasley Jr. is learning a new position for his second season with the Atlanta Falcons.
By Charles Odum

Monday, May 16, 2016

New stadium back on schedule, Blank says

ATLANTA - As he awaits word on Atlanta's bid for to host a Super Bowl, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday construction of the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is back on schedule to ...
By Charles Odum

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Phillies blow lead, then beat Braves in 10th

ATLANTA - Cameron Rupp hit a three-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-4 after blowing a four-run lead on Thursday night.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Perez gets called up, pitches a gem for Braves

ATLANTA - Williams Perez allowed only two hits and one run in eight innings, Freddie Freeman homered and the Atlanta Braves finally claimed just their second home win by beating the Philadelphia ...
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Braves continue home woes

ATLANTA - Adam Morgan allowed only one run in seven innings, Mikael Franco homered and the Philadelphia Phillies held off Atlanta 3-2 on Tuesday night to extend the Braves' home misery.
By Charles Odum

Monday, May 9, 2016

Gonzalez says Braves players still fighting despite losses

Embattled Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says his players are still fighting despite worst start in franchise history since at least 1900. The poor start has led to questions about Gonzalez's ...
By Charles Odum

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Herrmann's two homers lift D-backs past Braves

ATLANTA - Chris Herrmann's second homer of the game, a two-run drive off Jim Johnson with two outs in the 11th inning, lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 5-3 Sunday for a ...
By Charles Odum

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Former Brave picks up first win of season

ATLANTA - Shelby Miller's return to Atlanta brought a return to his winning form as he threw six strong innings for his first victory and the Arizona Dia­mondbacks beat the At­lanta Braves ...
By Charles Odum

Friday, May 6, 2016

Greinke, Diamondbacks snap six-game losing streak

ATLANTA - Zack Greinke allowed two runs in six innings, Brandon Drury hit a homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-2 on Friday night.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Falcons add another piece to defense on final day of NFL Draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - For the second consecutive year, defense was the early priority in the NFL draft for coach Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons. 
By Charles Odum

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Falcons takes Florida safety with 1st pick

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons continued to build their defense on Thursday night by selecting Florida safety Keanu Neal with the No. 17 pick in the NFL Draft.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lack of power has Braves reeling

ATLANTA - The homerless drought is finally over for the Atlanta Braves. Still, the team's struggles to hit the long ball have led to its dismal start.
By Charles Odum

Monday, April 25, 2016

Bradley's HR helps Porcello, Red Sox beat Braves

ATLANTA — Rick Porcello combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first homer and the Boston Red Sox shut out Atlanta 1-0 on Monday night.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Mets hand Braves another loss

ATLANTA - David Wright hit a two-run double, Steven Matz earned his second consecutive win and the New York Mets stayed hot by beating the power-deprived Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Saturday night.
By Charles Odum

Friday, April 22, 2016

Braves say don't call an error on Turner Field infield yet

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves say it's too early to judge the condition of the playing field at Turner Field, which holds a big early lead for having the most errors for any stadium in the majors.
By Charles Odum
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