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Starter Ian Anderson threw 5 no-hit, scoreless innings to encourage the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 benefit over the Houston Astros within the 2021 World Series, successful 2-0 in Recreation 3 on Friday.
The 23-year-old dazzled the gang over 5 innings, strolling three and placing out 4, as Atlanta hosted a World Sequence sport for the primary time since 1999.
Anderson grew to become simply the second rookie to throw not less than 5 no-hit innings in a World Sequence sport — the opposite being Jeff Tesreau in 1912.
Anderson was then pulled by Brian Snitker as he turned to the bullpen to start out the sixth inning.
Nevertheless, the choice was vindicated after a spotless night time for the Braves’ bullpen, with 4 scoreless innings, two hits and no walks. Nearer Will Smith picked up the save with a scoreless ninth.
Houston starter Luis Garcia additionally pitched properly, permitting just one run whereas placing out six in 3.2 innings, however took the loss.
Relievers A.J. Minter and Luke Jackson carried the no-hitter into the eighth earlier than a bloop base hit off the bat of Aledmys Diaz in entrance of left fielder Eddie Rosario price the Braves an opportunity to grow to be the second crew in World Sequence historical past to throw a no-hitter.
Atlanta scored within the third when Austin Riley lashed an RBI double down the left subject line to attain Rosario.
The remainder of the night time was a one-run nail-biter, with Travis d’Arnaud offering much-needed insurance coverage with a 437-foot monster house run to heart subject within the backside of the eighth to make it 2-0.
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