Good pitching and late inning magic aids Braves to NLCS game one victory over Dodgers

Simply put, Max Fried was spectacular, pitching 6 innings, 1 run surrendered, 9 strikeouts, and only two walks given. He clearly saved room for our late inning bats.

The game was tied at 1 in the 9th inning when Austin Riley launched a go ahead rocket to break the tie, with Marcel Ozuna singling in Acuña for a little insurance, and Ozzie Albies homer pretty much sealing the deal and the Braves went on to defeat the Dodgers 5-1.

Austin Riley’s launches go ahead homer in 9th inning

Funny fact: When Ozzie Albies hit his two run homer the ball landed right into Mark Melancon’s glove as he was warming up to close out the game.

Ian Anderson takes the mound in game two against Clayton Kershaw, and looks to secure a second victory. Game time 6:05 pm eastern on FS1.

Update: Clayton Kershaw is scratched from Tuesday’s game due to back spasms. Tony Gonsolin will pitch in his place.

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