Braves throw 2-hitter, blank Astros 2-0 for 2-1 Series lead

Braves throw 2-hitter, blank Astros 2-0 for 2-1 Series lead

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By RONALD BLUM
AP Baseball Writer

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Ian Anderson and the Braves’ bullpen took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Austin Riley and Travis d’Arnaud drove in runs and Atlanta beat the Houston Astros 2-0 to take a two games to one lead in the World Series. Anderson and four relievers combined on a two-hitter. Pinch-hitter Aledmys Díaz blooped a 71 mph single leading off the eighth against reliever Tyler Matzek and Alex Bregman singled off Will Smith leading off the ninth. Austin Riley’s RBI double in the third off Astros starter Luis Garcia put Atlanta ahead, and d’Arnaud homered off Kendall Graveman in the eighth.

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