Braves Blank Marlins Takes a 2-0 NLDS Lead
(AP) — The Atlanta Braves have moved within one victory of a showdown for the National League pennant.
Rookie Ian Anderson combined with four relievers on a three-hitter as the Braves blanked the Marlins, 2-0. Anderson struck out eight over 5 2/3 innings before the Atlanta bullpen tossed no-hit ball the rest of the way.
Atlanta is the third team in major league history and first since the 1966 Orioles to open a postseason with three shutouts in its first four games.
Dansby Swanson and Travis d’Arnaud both homered for the second straight day to help the Braves take a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series.
Marlins starter Pablo Lopez struck out eight and gave up three hits over five innings, including the two home runs.
The Braves can wrap up the series on Thursday.