Major League Baseball Series: A scare and a win for the Phillies

Major Series: A jitters and a win for the Phillies


The Philadelphia Phillies may have been in a cold sweat at the end of Game 1 of their Divisional Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday at Truist Park, but they pulled it off anyway to snatch a gain of 7 to 6.

Leading 7-3 early in the ninth round at bat of the crowd favorites, the Pennsylvania squad saw Matt Olson cut the lead to a short run with a single swing, he who kicked out a offering pitcher Zach Eflin out of bounds, while two of his teammates were on the trails with just one out recorded.

The Phillies, however, ended the Braves' hopes in removing in quick succession William Contreras and Travis d'Arnaud. The latter also missed the opportunity to be a real hero for his team, he who had already produced the first three points of his team.

Offensively, the winners enjoyed a good start to the game, during which they scored all of their points before the sixth inning.

Nick Castellanos had a great day at bat, with three hits and as many RBIs, while Alec Bohm drove in two more. Edmundo Sosa and Jean Segura also managed one each. Pitcher Max Fried (0-1) was the main victim of this push. In three and a third innings of work, he gave up six runs, four of which were earned, on eight hits and one walk. It was he who added the loss to his record.

Ranger Suarez started the game on the mound for the Phillies, but he was only there for three and a third innings , thus preventing him from being involved in the decision. Rather, it was reliever Seranthony Dominguez (1-0), in action for two innings, who inherited the win.

The Braves will try to level the series on Wednesday, still at home.

The Mariners get paid back

Later, in the late afternoon, the Seattle Mariners were played a nasty trick, very similar to the one they played on the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of their draft series. They lost a late four-point lead to the Astros to eventually lose 8-7 to Houston.

Trailing 7-3 heading into their eighth turn at bat, the crowd favorites first cut the visitors' lead in half, thanks to Alex Bregman's homer.

C The Astros also ended the game with the long ball. As Jake Meyers and Jeremy Pena were out on the trails, Yordan Alvarez welcomed gunner Robbie Ray, who had just entered the game to face him, kicking his second shot out of bounds of the field.

The loss obviously went to Ray's record, while reliever Rafael Montero (1-0), in action in the ninth inning, saw the victory go to his record.

The game started badly for the Astros and their starting pitcher Justin Verlander. The latter was replaced after only four innings, giving up six runs on 10 hits and one walk. Julio Rodriguez and Ty France took particular advantage of Verlander's difficult exit, each producing two points at his expense.

The Mariners will now try to even the series on Thursday, still in Houston.