Wright, d'Arnaud lead Braves to sweep Marlins, reach NLCS
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright throws during the second inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Houston. The Braves are 5-0 with a 0.92 ERA in the postseason, allowing five runs in 49 innings. They’re the second team in history to throw four shutouts in the first five playoff games, joining the 1905 New York Giants. D’Arnaud knocked a double off the bullpen in right-center to send two home and extend the lead to 3-0. The Marlins had a chance to cut into the lead in the bottom of the inning when they loaded the bases with two outs.
Marlins-Cubs Game 2 today at 2 p.m. on Local 10
CHICAGO – Game 2 of the Miami Marlins' wild-card series against the Chicago Cubs is Friday at 2 p.m. on Local 10. If a Game 3 is necessary, it would be Saturday shortly after 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The Marlins can advance to the divisional round with a Game 2 victory after taking Game 1, 5-1, on Wednesday. Right-hander Sixto Sanchez is set to become the youngest pitcher in Marlins history to make his postseason debut as a starter (22 years, 64 days of age) on Friday. Righty Yu Darvish is lined up to pitch for the Cubs.
Marlins win virus-delayed home opener, beat Braves 8-2
Miami Marlins players Lewis Brinson (25) Magneuris Sierra, center, and Jon Berti celebrate after the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI Jesus Aguilar drove in three runs, Jon Berti stole home and the NL East-leading Miami Marlins won their long-awaited, coronavirus-delayed home opener, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Friday night. Miami returned to Marlins Park following a 23-day road trip, interrupted when 18 players and two coaches tested positive for the virus. The Braves will be without All-Star center fielder Ronald Acua Jr. in the series while he recovers from a sore left wrist. Marlins: LHP Daniel Castano (0-1, 8.31) will make his second major league start Saturday.
Marlins finally get to go home after beating Blue Jays 14-11
Bo Bichette went 5 for 5 for the Blue Jays, a day after homering during a 10-inning win in their first game at their new Buffalo home. He connected again as Toronto became the fourth team in major league history to lose while slugging at least seven homers. After this detour to Sahlen Field, the Marlins finally get to go home. The Marlins, however, had their return home delayed when an outbreak of COVID-19 occurred, forcing seven games to be postponed. Despite the travel woes, the Marlins have had at least a share of first place in the NL East every day so far this season.