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Anderson sharp, Markakis alert, Braves blank Miami, lead 2-0

Anderson sharp, Markakis alert, Braves blank Miami, lead 2-0

HOUSTON (AP) – Novice Ian Anderson pitched like a poised veteran, best fielder Nick Markakis made a clever protective play late and the Atlanta Braves tossed another playoff nothing, beating the Miami Marlins 2-0 Wednesday for a 2-0 lead in the NL Department Series.

The Braves have actually pitched 3 nothings in 4 video games this postseason. Travis d’Arnaud and Dansby Swanson each homered for the 2nd straight day, putting Atlanta one win far from a sweep in the best-of-five match.

The 22-year-old Anderson spread 3 hits and started out 8 over 5 2/3 innings. The slender right-hander who made his big league launching in late August contributed to his remarkable getaway recently in the wild-card series when he fanned 9 in 6 scoreless frames versus Cincinnati.

The 36-year-old Markakis assisted protect the nothing and the lead in the 8th.

Corey Dickerson reached on a mistake by Swanson at shortstop to begin the inning, establishing Markakis’ heads-up play. Jon Berti sliced a high fly down the line that Markakis alertly plucked on one hop and, with Dickerson holding up to see if the ball would be captured, tossed to Swanson for a forceout at 2nd base in a close play.

Will Smith retired the next 2 batters and Mark Melancon, Atlanta’s 5th pitcher of the video game, closed the combined three-hitter for a conserve.

Swanson and d’Arnaud supplied the offense in this one, with both gamers striking solo shots a day after the 2 hit multi-run homers in a substantial seventh inning for the Braves in their Video game 1 win.

Video Game 3 is Thursday in Houston.

Gamers from both groups acted themselves a day after moods flared in the opener when Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. was nailed by a 98 miles per hour fastball. Acuña had a peaceful afternoon, going 0 for 4 and starting out all 4 times.

Swanson’s homer off Pablo Lopez put the Braves up 1-0 with 2 outs in the 2nd inning.

There was one out in the 4th when d’Arnaud released his skyrocketing crowning achievement to left field, where it bounced off a metal indication high up on the wall making a loud bang. Video cameras panned to Anderson in the dugout, and the pitcher smiled broadly as he saw the ball cruise away.

D’Arnaud’s homer made him the very first catcher for the Braves to strike numerous crowning achievement in one postseason considering that Brian McCann likewise had 2 in 2005. He’s made rather a return this season after bouncing around in between 3 groups in a difficult 2019.

Now he’s assisted put the Braves one win far from reaching the NL Champion Series for the very first time considering that 2001 when Bobby Cox was supervisor and Chipper Jones the group’s star.

They’ve lost in the department series 8 times ever since, consisting of in the last 2 seasons – a reality Freddie Freeman stated put a chip on their shoulders entering this round.

The Marlins, who made the playoffs for the very first time considering that 2003, bounded their method into this round with high energy and a lot of smiles. They had little factor to smile on Wednesday when they couldn’t scratch a single encounter, going 0-4 with runners in scoring position.

It’s put them cusp of losing the very first playoff series in franchise history after entering this round 7-0 all-time in the postseason.

They had a possibility to cut into the lead in the 6th inning when Berti singled with one out prior to Darren O’Day took control of for Anderson with 2 outs and put Brian Anderson. The veteran reducer than strolled Garrett Cooper to fill the bases, however the Marlins left empty when Matt Joyce grounded out to end the inning.

Lopez didn’t pitch severely, enabling simply 3 hits in and starting out 7 in 5 innings. However he was performed in by the crowning achievement in his postseason launching after not pitching considering that Sept. 24.


Atlanta’s Kyle Wright will make his postseason launching when he begins in Video game 3 versus novice Sixto Sanchez. Wright hasn’t pitched considering that Sept. 25 when he permitted 2 runs in a career-high 6 2/3 innings versus the Red Sox. Sanchez began Video game 2 of the wild-card round, starting out 6 in 5 scoreless innings.


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