Acuña HR, Plunked Again, Braves top Marlins 9-5 to Open NLDS
HOUSTON (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. made history with a leadoff homer, then was hit by a pitch once again by the Marlins as the Atlanta Braves opened their NL Division Series with a 9-5 win over Miami. Travis d’Arnaud hit a tiebreaking homer during Atlanta’s six-run rally in the seventh inning. D’Arnaud also doubled and singled in driving in four runs and Dansby Swanson homered during Atlanta's big comeback. The 22-year-old Acuña became the youngest player to hit a leadoff home run in postseason play. Game 2 of the best-of-five series is on Wednesday in Houston.