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Sport Foltynewicz, Duvall lead Braves to 3-0 win over Cardinals

03:00  05 october  2019
03:00  05 october  2019 Source:   ap.org

Cardinals score 4 in 9th, hold off Braves 7-6 in NLDS opener

  Cardinals score 4 in 9th, hold off Braves 7-6 in NLDS opener ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and Kolten Wong each hit two-run doubles in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals overcame shaky defense and a wild finish to extend Atlanta’s postseason misery, holding off the Braves 7-6 in Game 1 of the NL Division Series on Thursday night. The Cardinals, back in the playoffs for the first time since 2015, fell behind 3-1 _ hurt by their normally reliable defense. But Paul Goldschmidt homered in the eighth, sparking a two-run outburst that tied it 3. In the ninth, the Cardinals blew it open against Braves closer Mark Melancon.Dexter Fowler and Tommy Edman singled before Goldschmidt walked on four pitches to load the bases with one out.

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Foltynewicz threw seven crisp innings before pinch-hitter Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer that carried the Atlanta Braves to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, evening the NL Division Series at one game apiece.

  Foltynewicz, Duvall lead Braves to 3-0 win over Cardinals © Scott Cunningham/AP Photo

Foltynewicz, who spent a good chunk of his summer in Triple-A after a miserable start, has been a different pitcher since returning from the minors. He went 6-1 with a 2.65 ERA over his last 10 starts -- a dominating run that carried right into the postseason.

BOX SCORE: BRAVES 3, CARDINALS 0

The best-of-five series now shifts to St. Louis, where Mike Soroka gets the ball for the Braves in Game 3 Sunday against Adam Wainwright.

Big risk by Braves' Snitker pays off in NLDS Game 2

  Big risk by Braves' Snitker pays off in NLDS Game 2 With his starting pitcher looking unhittable, Braves manager Brian Snitker made the move to pinch-hit in the seventh inning.ATLANTA — At the moment Adam Duvall emerged from the dugout to pinch hit Friday, a decision that meant pitcher Mike Foltynewicz was officially finished with Game 2 of the National League Division Series, the Atlanta Braves’ starter pretended that the noise he heard from 42,911 fans at SunTrust Park was something like, “Duuuuuuuuuv!”

Lohse (12-2) allowed four hits and threw 100 pitches while winning his sixth consecutive decision. He struck out six, walked three and lowered his ERA to 2.79. The Cardinals wore 1982 powder blue replica uniforms to mark the 30th anniversary of their World Series win over Milwaukee.

Daily Recap: Tyler Flowers, Matt Kemp and Nick Markakis drove in runs, while R.A. Dickey fanned eight over seven strong innings for the win Check out . Daily Recap: Kurt Suzuki hammered a pair of home runs, including a go-ahead shot in the 12th to lead the Braves to a 4- 3 win over the As Check

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a baseball player holding a bat: Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) hits an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of game two of the 2019 NLDS playoff baseball series at SunTrust Park on October 4, 2019. 

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