World News – US – Braves overcome Reds in longest scoreless duel


ATLANTA – Freddie Freeman picked the winning point at home in the 13th inning, ultimately ending the longest scoreless duel in playoff history with Atlanta The Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 1 -0 in the opening game of their NL Wild Card series on Wednesday

Eastern champion Braves won the first game of a postseason series for the first time since the 2001 NL Division series and can wrap up the best of three series on Thursday If they do, it will mark a record-breaking 10-game losing streak in the playoffs

What started as a showdown between Cy Young suitors Trevor Bauer of the Reds and Max Fried of Atlanta has turned into a strike contest

Teams reunited for playoff record 37 strikeouts – 21 by the Braves After a few hits in the 13th against Archie Bradley, Freeman drove one into Amir Garrett’s center field with one out to complete a match that lasted more than 4 and a half hours

Four-time All-Star, Freeman produced another great year in a season cut short by a pandemic after a battle with COVID-19 in July so severe he said he had prayed: « If he please don’t take me « 

AJ Minter escaped a jam at a base-laden withdrawal at the top of 13th for the win

The clubs combined to use 14 pitchers and it went on for so long that the lights came on in Truist Park on the 13th – for a game that started just after noon

It was historic as the first scoreless postseason game after 11 innings, but it was not a masterpiece

As the designated runner at second was no longer in play for postseason games, two teams that relied heavily on the long ball took turns running away at home plate

Bauer certainly lived up to his pitch as one of baseball’s best pitchers The outspoken right-hander became the first pitcher in Big League history to record 12 strikeouts without steps, while still n ‘allowing no runs and two or fewer hits at the start of the season

Bauer was lifted after striking out the first two hitters in the eighth, causing the Braves to cut off on their way to the dugout He allowed only one hit over the infield, setting a record in playoffs in Cincinnati with 12 strikeouts The previous mark was held by Homer Bailey, who deployed 10 against the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of the 2012 NL Division Series

The Braves’ only real threat against Bauer came in the sixth, when Ronald Acuna Jr led with a double on the wall in the center

Freeman moved the runner forward by shooting a Grounder towards the second baseman, but Bauer pulled out NL’s home run and RBI King Marcell Ozuna on a pop-up foul just in front of the screen behind home plate Travis d’Arnaud withdrawn by swinging to finish the round

Fried almost stepped for one with the Cincinnati ace, working seven scoreless innings.He hit six hits, put out five and walked no one

Reds: Senzel appeared to get his left shoulder stuck as he passed back to first on a catch in third The coach came to see him, but Senzel stayed in the game after twisting his arm in a swinging motion. windmill repeatedly

Braves: There were injury issues after Atlanta’s last regular-season series, but everyone was ready to make the playoffs Acuna (wrist) and Riley (quadriceps) both started in the first game, while RH Chris Martin (groin) worked a scoreless eighth

Reds: RH Luis Castillo (4-6, 321 ERA) makes his first playoff start He won 15 games and made the All-Star Game for the first time in 2019

Braves: Rookie RH Ian Anderson (3-2, 195) gave Atlanta’s troubled rotation a boost when he was called up from the alternative training site at the end of August The 2016 first-round pick made at least 5 2/3 innings in four of his six starts

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World News – USA – Braves beat Reds in longest scoreless duel



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