MLB Division Series best games: Padres edge Dodgers; Braves top Phillies – FOX Sports

MLB Division Series best games: Padres edge Dodgers;  Braves top Phillies - FOX Sports

While the American League took a day off after Game 1, the senior circuit moved forward with a pair of NLDS Game 2s on Wednesday.

The Atlanta Braves tied their series with the Philadelphia Phillies after a three-hour rain delay changed the start time. Out West, the San Diego Padres connected things with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Here are all the best plays from Wednesday’s Game 2.

San Diego Padres 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

Starting with a BANG

Manny Machado took a Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw deep to left field in the top of the first inning, giving San Diego a 1-0 lead. It was their first lead of the series.

Manny Machado blasts a solo home run to give the Padres a 1-0 lead over the Dodgers

Manny Machado blasts a solo home run to give the Padres a 1-0 lead over the Dodgers

Manny Machado launches a solo home run to give the San Diego Padres a 1-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Got that back

Freddie Freeman hit a solo home run by a Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish in the bottom of the first, in the evening the score was one.

Freddie Freeman crushes a solo home run to bring the Dodgers to a 1-1 tie with the Padres

Freddie Freeman crushes a solo home run to bring the Dodgers to a 1-1 tie with the Padres

Freddie Freeman crushed a solo home run off Yu Darvish and brought the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-1 tie with the San Diego Padres.

Another solo shot

Max Muncy hit the Dodgers’ second home run of the game to right-center field in the bottom of the second, giving them a 2-1 lead.

Another Machado RBI

The Padres led off the top of the third with a pair of singles. Then Machado hit an RBI double down the left field line. San Diego tied the game at two.

Productive out

Jake Cronenworth grounded out to first, but it won Juan Soto from a third The Padres took a 3-2 lead.

Three runs on three home runs

Trea Turner joined the home run party for the Dodgers, launching a solo shot to left in the bottom of the third to even up the score once more.

Trea Turner blasts a solo home run to bring Dodgers to a 3-3 tie with Padres

Trea Turner blasts a solo home run to bring Dodgers to a 3-3 tie with Padres

The Los Angeles Dodgers are tied with the San Diego Padres at 3-3 after Trea Turner blasted a solo home run off Yu Darvish.

Priests capitalize on error

Kershaw and Darvish both lasted five innings, surrendering three runs apiece.

In the top of the sixth, Turner botched a potential inning double play, putting runners on first and second. Jurickson Profar then punched an RBI base hit to right, giving the Padres a 4-3 lead.

What a play

Trent Grisham laid down, trying to squeeze in a run, and a Dodgers pitcher Brusdar Graterol made a great off balance throw home to get out.

Dodgers’ Brusdar Graterol throws out Wil Myers at home to prevent a run

Dodgers' Brusdar Graterol throws out Wil Myers at home to prevent a run

San Diego Padres’ Trent Grisham attempted a safety push but Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brusdar Graterol threw out Wil Myers at home, preventing a run from scoring.

A two-run catch

Austin How sent a fly ball to deep center field, forcing Cody Bellinger sprint and turn his body twice to make the catch – which may have stopped two more runners from scoring.

Priests get out of trouble

San Diego brought Robert Suarez out of the bullpen with runners on the corners and nobody out. The right-hander got a strikeout and then induced an inning-ending double play.

Insurance agent

Jake Cronenworth blocked a ball deep into seats in right field by a Dodgers reliever Blake Trainsgiving the Padres a 5-3 lead in the eighth.

Padres’ Jake Cronenworth blasts a home run to deep right field to extend a lead over the Dodgers

Padres' Jake Cronenworth blasts a home run to deep right field to extend a lead over the Dodgers

San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth blasted a home run to right field against Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Blake Treinen to increase the lead to 5-3.

The goose is loose

As the Dodgers tried to spark an eighth-inning comeback, a goose made its way onto the field. But as priests calmer Josh Hader was put into the game, the goose was led away, and San Diego got out of the inning unscathed.

Series connected

Despite some late inning drama, the Padres held on for a 5-3 victory. It was their first in the divisional round in 16 years.

Game 3, scheduled for Friday night in San Diego, will feature Padres lefties Blake Snell against the dodgers Tony Gonsolinwhose 2.14 ERA would have led the National League had he pitched enough innings to qualify.

Atlanta Braves 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0

1-2-3 1st inning

Kyle Wright got off on the right foot for the Braves, putting down the Phillies to open the first.

However, Zack Wheeler did the same for the Phillies.

Great capture… by the fan

A Braves fan made a nice catch on a foul ball hit by Matt Olson down the left field line.

What a catch!

Dansby Swanson made one of the best catches of the season in the top of the sixth. The shortstop ran out to left-center field and made a remarkable catch to get the Braves out of the inning. The game remained tied at nothing at one point.

Braves break the ice

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Olson snuck a ground ball under the Phillies first baseman. Rhys Hoskinsscoring Ronald Akuna from second and giving the Braves a 1-0 lead.

Two-out runs

One at-bat later, Austin Riley hit an infield hit, scoring Atlanta’s second run of the game. Then the next batter, Travis d’Arnaud, punched an RBI single to center field. Atlanta led 3-0.

Wright’s stuff

Wright exited after pitching six scoreless innings, striking out six while allowing just two hits with one walk.

Another spectacular catch

With a runner on in the top of the eighth for the Phillies, Riley made an incredible catch in foul territory near the tarp for the second out of the inning. The Phillies didn’t threaten in their final outings.

Game 3 is set for Friday in Philadelphia, pitting a Phillies star Aaron Nola against a yet-to-be-announced starter for the Braves. One of rookie feeling Spencer Strider or a veteran Charlie Morton figures to be on the bump.


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