It is another busy day in the MLB playoffs, with all four division series in action — two series openers in the National Series and two Game 2s in the American League.
Each of Tuesday’s games has stars, turning points and takeaways as they end.
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Atlanta Braves 9, Miami Marlins 5
what does this mean: It was an action-packed Game 1 between the Braves and Marlins, but Atlanta scored six runs in the seventh inning to beat the series opener 9-5. Ronald Acuna Jr. teamed up to lead the bottom of the first, then hit a Sandy Alcantara pitch in his next at-bat to warm things up in the early innings. Remember, there is history between the Marlins and Acuna.
The Marlins scored four runs over Atlanta ace Max Fried, but things were unraveled after the team joined their nightingale. The Braves take a massive advantage in that area and have a much more dynamic offensive attack. The margins in this series are slim for the Marlins, but they can be flexible as a team. That feature will be put to the test in Game 2, when Pablo Lopez tries things out for Miami against Atlanta’s Ian Anderson. For the Braves, that they can get off a sub from Fried and still win a playoff game, that tells you that you need to know how well-rounded the Atlanta team is. – Bradford duliet
next: Game 2, Wednesday at 2:08 pm
More Tuesday games:
ALDS Game 2: A-Astro, Follow Live
ALDS Game 2: Kiran-Yaniki, 8:10 pm ET
NLDS Game 1: Padres-Dodgers, 9:38 ET