The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-5 on Tuesday in Game 1 of the NL Division Series.
The Braves, who have long dominated the Marlins in the NL East, improved to 3-0 this postseason after sweeping the Reds in the wild-card round for their first playoff series win since 2001. The Marlins overcame a coronavirus outbreak that sidelined more than half the team in July to make the playoffs for the first time since 2003 before sweeping their wild-card series against the Cubs.
Game 2 of the best-of-five series is on Wednesday in Houston. Right-hander Pablo Lopez will make his postseason debut when he starts for the Marlins against Ian Anderson. Lopez was 6-4 with a 3.61 ERA in 11 starts this season. Anderson allowed two hits and struck out nine in six scoreless innings to get the win in Atlanta’s win over Reds in Game 2 of the wild card series.
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