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Sean Newcomb to start NLDS Game 3 with Braves facing elimination

The Atlanta Braves are turning to 25-year-old Sean Newcomb as their Game 3 starter in the National League Division Series. With his team one loss away from playoff elimination, manager Brian Snitker announced the decision to start the young left-hander over recently acquired right-hander Kevin Gausman, the previously announced starter, as his team returned to SunTrust Park after consecutive shutout losses in ...

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Newcomb to start Game 3 for Braves instead of Gausman

ATLANTA (AP) — Left-hander Sean Newcomb will start Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and not Kevin Gausman. With the Braves trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five series, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker made the announcement Saturday. Snitker said he discussed the idea with general manager Alex Anthopolos on the flight home after Atlanta’s 3-0 ...

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Kershaw allows 2 hits, Dodgers blank Braves 3-0 for 2-0 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Sandy Koufax sitting in the front row, Clayton Kershaw pitched the best postseason game of his career, motivated partly by being passed over as the Dodgers‘ Game 1 starter. He responded with a postseason career-high eight innings of two-hit ball in his team’s second straight playoff shutout, and Manny Machado slugged a two-run homer as ...

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CarGo gone? Rockies, Gonzalez look to avoid NLDS elimination

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The thin mountain air in Denver might do wonders for the slumping Colorado Rockies. They’re going home again, down 2-0 in the NL Division Series to the Milwaukee Brewers. Game 3 in the best-of-five series is Sunday at Coors Field. “I don’t have a doubt that we’re going to get things going,” Rockies veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez ...

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Braves return home needing win vs LA to extend NLDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers head to Atlanta full of confidence after consecutive shutouts gave them a commanding 2-0 lead over the Braves in their National League Division Series. Now the Braves must win the first postseason game in their new ballpark to extend their season. And they face some daunting history: only three times have teams that trailed ...

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Ryu sharp, Dodgers hit 3 HRs, beat Braves 6-0 in NLDS opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers made a surprising and much dissected decision to start Hyun-Jin Ryu over Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the NL Division Series. Swell choice. The South Korean left-hander pitched seven dominant innings and Los Angeles launched three home runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 on Thursday night. Ryu delivered in his first postseason ...

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Baby Braves blanked in Atlanta’s 1st playoff game since 2013

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rather than pop, Ronald Acuna Jr. started the game with a popup. The big-hitting rookie never got into the swing at Dodger Stadium, and neither did the rest of the Atlanta Braves. Hoping to break loose in their first postseason appearance since 2013, the Braves instead were blanked on six singles Thursday night, losing 6-0 to ...

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Game 2 preview: Brewers vs. Rockies

The Milwaukee Brewers survived a scare Thursday evening, blowing a 2-0 lead before rallying in the 10th to beat the Colorado Rockies in Game 1 of their National League Division Series at Miller Park. Now, thanks to the late heroics of Mike Moustakas, the Brewers have a chance to take a commanding lead in the best-of-five series when it resumes ...

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