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Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Marcell Ozuna, Freddie Freeman and Travis d'Arnaud react in the dugout after falling 4-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

After NLCS heartbreak, Braves' hope rests on young starters

Oct. 19, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There were pained admissions of heartbreak and declarations of hope from players and manager Brian Snitker after the Atlanta Braves fell one win shy of the World Series. The heartbreak was obvious after a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series on Sunday...

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts celebrates with center fielder Cody Bellinger after robbing Atlanta Braves' Marcell Ozuna of a home during the fifth inning in Game 6 of a baseball National League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Seager homers again, Dodgers force NLCS Game 7 with 3-1 win

Oct. 18, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager's sweet swing. Walker Buehler's calm. Kenley Jansen's resurgence. The Los Angeles Dodgers got what they needed — again. “We did what we had to do to force a Game 7," Justin Turner said. They sure did. Seager homered again, Buehler pitched six scoreless...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Championship Series Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Braves, Dodgers set for just 2nd NLCS Game 7 in 15 seasons

Oct. 17, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Anderson doesn’t remember the last time the Atlanta Braves were in a Game 7. That’s because the 22-year-old rookie right-hander wasn’t born yet. Anderson will take a 15 2/3-inning scoreless streak at the start of his postseason career into the deciding game...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor scores past Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud on a hit by Mookie Betts during the seventh inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Dodgers' Chris Taylor won't start Game 6 against Braves

Oct. 17, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chris Taylor wasn't in the Los Angeles Dodgers starting lineup for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, a day after injuring his right ankle. Manager Dave Roberts said Taylor was moving around and feeling better than expected....

Houston Astros George Springer (4) and Jose Altuve celebrates with his teammates after winning Game 6 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in San Diego. The Astros defeated the Rays 7-4 to tie the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

LEADING OFF: Astros-Rays go to Game 7, LA trails Braves 3-2

Oct. 17, 2020 3:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ UNEXPECTED SEVEN The Astros are channeling the 2004 Red Sox, hoping to “cowboy up” for a stunning comeback that could send them to the World Series in Arlington, Texas. The only task left — winning Game 7 of their AL Championship Series...

Atlanta Braves' Marcell Ozuna watches after getting called out at home after leaving third early during the third inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Ozuna mishap costs Braves as World Series wait continues

Oct. 17, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves got a little ahead of themselves. Now they’ll have to wait at least another day for the franchise’s first World Series in 20 years. Ozuna left early on what would have been a sacrifice fly with his team leading in the third inning,...

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Will Smith, right, reacts after giving up a three-run home run to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith, back left, in the sixth inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Championship Series, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Smith off Smith, Seager 2 HRs as Dodgers beat Braves in NLCS

Oct. 17, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — One Will Smith outdid another Will Smith to keep the season alive for the Los Angeles Dodgers. A common name, a special result for the Dodgers catcher. Smith hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off the Atlanta Braves reliever with the same name, Corey Seager homered twice and the...

Atlanta Braves center fielder Cristian Pache watches a home run ball by Los Angeles Dodgers Edwin Rios during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Braves' 1st playoff loss a doozy, 15-3 to LA in NLCS Game 3

Oct. 14, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Baby Braves were the Battered Braves in their first loss of these playoffs. Now the young pitchers who had been so poised and effective in the postseason must try to get Atlanta back on track. Rookie starter Kyle Wright and the Braves gave up a postseason-record 11 runs in the...

Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley celebrates a run home against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning in Game 1 of a baseball National League Championship Series Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Riley HR in 9th leads Braves past Dodgers 5-1 in NLCS opener

Oct. 13, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Atlanta Braves fans were still doing tomahawk-chop chants as they filed out of the stadium, real people who replaced the cardboard cutouts players got so accustomed to this season. One game, but a big boost for the Braves in their first National League Championship Series since...

Atlanta Braves' pitcher Max Fried, scheduled to pitch in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, watches as the Dodgers work out in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct 11, 2020. The series begins Monday, Oct. 12. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Kiké 1st start for Dodgers, Braves unchanged for NLCS Game 1

Oct. 12, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kiké Hernández is getting his first start this postseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers, playing second base and batting eighth in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves and lefty Max Fried on Monday night. With Hernández at second...