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ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman is delighted to have the
Atlanta Braves in first place to begin the final month of the regular season.It
sure beats the drudgery of losing at least 90 games in each of the last three
years.“When you go to spring training every year Bruce Bochy
Jersey
, that’s all you can ask for, and here we are playing
meaningful games with a three-game lead,” he said. “That’s what we want to be
playing for. It’s a lot of fun.”Freeman hit a tiebreaking, RBI double in the
four-run eighth inning, and the NL East-leading Braves rallied to snap a
three-game skid and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Saturday night.The Braves
had dropped five of six overall and seven of eight at home, but they got the
rally going in the eighth when Dansby Swanson’s 14th homer cut the lead to
3-2.“You get a little energy, and it just keeps rolling,” Swanson said.
“Hopefully that continues going into tomorrow and the next few
days.”Pinch-hitter Lucas Duda doubled and was replaced by pinch-runner Lane
Adams, who advanced to third on Ronald Acuna Jr.’s sacrifice fly. Adams scored
when Ender Inciarte reached safely after striking out on a wild pitch.Inciarte
scored on Freeman’s double http://www.giantsfanproshop.com/authentic-willie-mays-jersey ,
and Freeman advanced to third on a single and slid safely across the plate to
beat a tag attempt on Johan Camargo’s sacrifice fly.All four runs were charged
to Keone Kela (3-4), who had allowed just one run in his first 14 games, a
stretch of 14 innings, with Pittsburgh.“This is a tough league up here from time
to time, and everybody learns it,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “It’s
hard. That’s why that team’s hunting over there. They have a good team.”The
Pirates dropped to 55-2 when leading after seven innings. They are 13-21 since
ending an 11-game winning streak on July 25.Jonny Venters (2-0) got the win
after facing two batters in the eighth. Braves closer A.J. Minter faced the
minimum in the ninth to earn his 12th save in 14 chances.Pirates starter Chris
Archer did not allow a hit until the sixth inning and led 3-0 after Starling
Marte’s two-run double in the fifth and Gregory Polanco’s 22nd homer in the
sixth off Braves starter Kevin Gausman.Archer faced the minimum before walking
Acuna to begin the fourth. He retired the next six batters before Swanson
doubled to begin the sixth, and Acuna followed with an RBI single to cut the
lead to 3-1.Archer gave up two hits, one run and one walk and struck out five in
six innings. He decided a couple of days ago to pitch from the stretch the
entire time for the first time in his career. Archer didn’t shake off catcher
Francisco Cervelli once.“When I was 10 years old and first pitched in my life,
my dad taught me to keep things simple Will Clark
Jersey
, so I kind of went back to that,” Archer said. “And then
the past couple of games, I’ve just felt more comfortable out of
stretch.”Gausman allowed five hits and three runs — one earned — with no walks
and four strikeouts in six innings. Gausman’s streak of 19 2/3 consecutive
scoreless innings ended when Marte made it 2-0.Archer had struggled since
getting acquired in a July 31 with Tampa Bay, going 1-2 with a 6.45 ERA in five
starts and allowing seven hits and six runs and two walks in losing his last
start 7-4 at Milwaukee.RAKINGAcuna hit .336 with 11 homers and 21 RBIs in August
and became the first NL rookie in the last 110 seasons with 39 hits and 11
homers in a calendar month. … Camargo leads the Braves with 50 RBIs since the
start of June. … Marte went 2 for 4 and has hit .400 in his last eight games. …
Of Polanco’s 76 RBIs, 74 have come as a right fielder, the most Pittsburgh has
gotten at that position since Jose Guillen drove in 83 in 1998. … Swanson is
hitting .314 with 23 RBIs in 156 at-bats this season in the seventh inning or
later.EXPANDED ROSTERSPittsburgh recalled C Jacob Stallings, utility man Jose
Osuna and RHP Dovydas Neverauskus from Triple-A Indianapolis. RHP Nick Burdi was
returned from a rehab assignment and reinstated from the 60-day disabled list.
Utility man Pablo Reyes had his contract selected from Indianapolis.Atlanta
selected the contracts of RHP Kyle Wright and OF Adams and recalled RHP Touki
Toussaint, RHP Bryse Wilson and OF Michael Reed from Triple-A Gwinnett. RHP
Shane Carle was returned from a rehab assignment and reinstated from the 10-day
DL. C Rene Rivera reported after he was acquired this week from the Los Angeles
Angels.TRAINER’S ROOMSnitker said RHP Arodys Vizcaino, transferred to the 60-man
DL Barry Bonds
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, will make his first rehab appearance Sunday at Gwinnett.
Sidelined 52 games this year with right shoulder inflammation, Vizcaino has
converted 15 of 17 saves chances and 48 of 60 in his career.UP NEXTPirates: RHP
Nick Kingham (3-3, 4.63 ERA) takes Ivan Nova’s turn in the rotation. Hurdle said
Nova, who was not with the team Friday or Saturday, is absent because of a
personal matter. Nova did not have a locker reserved in the clubhouse. Kingham
will make his eighth start.Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (9-7, 4.18 ERA) will make
his 27th start. He ranks third-best in the NL with a .203 opponents’ batting
average but has given up the fourth-most homers and walks. The Arizona
Diamondbacks (77-70) will try to keep their playoff hopes alive on Friday when
they visit the World Series champion Houston Astros (92-54) as large road
underdogs at the sportsbooks.The Diamondbacks have lost two games in a row to
fall further behind in the race for a National League Wild Card spot, while the
Astros are an MLB-best 10-1 during September and riding a three-game winning
streak.MLB betting line: The Astros opened as -170 favorites (wager $170 to win
$100); the total is at eight runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by
OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)MLB betting pick, via OddsShark
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or at OddsShark.libsyn.com for more odds information, betting picks and a
breakdown of this week's top sports betting news. Why the Diamondbacks can pay
on the MLB linesThis is a make-or-break time for Arizona, with the team's hopes
of winning the NL West shrinking along with its postseason chances overall. The
Diamondbacks will send southpaw Robbie Ray (5-2, 4.18 ERA) to the hill in this
critical series opener, and he has been much better on the road this season.The
26-year-old has gone 3-1 in 10 starts away from home with a 2.90 ERA, and
opposing batters are hitting just .193 against him under that scenario. He has
also pitched well for Arizona in September, allowing two runs and four hits with
six walks and 16 strikeouts in 12.1 innings over two outings. Why the Astros can
pay on the MLB linesHouston is peaking at the perfect time and finally healthy
for a run at another World Series title. The Astros are coming off a three-game
sweep of the Detroit Tigers, winning each game by one run. In fact, their only
loss this month was a 6-5 defeat versus the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.Their
previous seven wins in September were all decided by two runs or more Juan
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Keuchel (11-10, 3.59 ERA) will toe the rubber for Houston in this spot, and he
is 4-2 in 10 starts since the All-Star break with a 3.27 ERA.Smart betting
pickThe Astros are 8-3 in their last 11 interleague games, according to the
OddsShark MLB Database, but they did lose two of three to the Diamondbacks on
the road prior to that. While Houston is the better team, look for Arizona to
play with more desperation knowing a final push is needed to make the playoffs.
Take the Diamondbacks.MLB betting trendsThe total has gone over in six of
Arizona's last eight games.The total has gone over in five of Houston's last
seven games.All MLB odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report's
official odds partner, OddsShark. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram
or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week's top games.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman is delighted to have the
Atlanta Braves in first place to begin the final month of the regular season.It
sure beats the drudgery of losing at least 90 games in each of the last three
years.“When you go to spring training every year Bruce Bochy
Jersey
, that’s all you can ask for, and here we are playing
meaningful games with a three-game lead,” he said. “That’s what we want to be
playing for. It’s a lot of fun.”Freeman hit a tiebreaking, RBI double in the
four-run eighth inning, and the NL East-leading Braves rallied to snap a
three-game skid and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Saturday night.The Braves
had dropped five of six overall and seven of eight at home, but they got the
rally going in the eighth when Dansby Swanson’s 14th homer cut the lead to
3-2.“You get a little energy, and it just keeps rolling,” Swanson said.
“Hopefully that continues going into tomorrow and the next few
days.”Pinch-hitter Lucas Duda doubled and was replaced by pinch-runner Lane
Adams, who advanced to third on Ronald Acuna Jr.’s sacrifice fly. Adams scored
when Ender Inciarte reached safely after striking out on a wild pitch.Inciarte
scored on Freeman’s double http://www.giantsfanproshop.com/authentic-willie-mays-jersey ,
and Freeman advanced to third on a single and slid safely across the plate to
beat a tag attempt on Johan Camargo’s sacrifice fly.All four runs were charged
to Keone Kela (3-4), who had allowed just one run in his first 14 games, a
stretch of 14 innings, with Pittsburgh.“This is a tough league up here from time
to time, and everybody learns it,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “It’s
hard. That’s why that team’s hunting over there. They have a good team.”The
Pirates dropped to 55-2 when leading after seven innings. They are 13-21 since
ending an 11-game winning streak on July 25.Jonny Venters (2-0) got the win
after facing two batters in the eighth. Braves closer A.J. Minter faced the
minimum in the ninth to earn his 12th save in 14 chances.Pirates starter Chris
Archer did not allow a hit until the sixth inning and led 3-0 after Starling
Marte’s two-run double in the fifth and Gregory Polanco’s 22nd homer in the
sixth off Braves starter Kevin Gausman.Archer faced the minimum before walking
Acuna to begin the fourth. He retired the next six batters before Swanson
doubled to begin the sixth, and Acuna followed with an RBI single to cut the
lead to 3-1.Archer gave up two hits, one run and one walk and struck out five in
six innings. He decided a couple of days ago to pitch from the stretch the
entire time for the first time in his career. Archer didn’t shake off catcher
Francisco Cervelli once.“When I was 10 years old and first pitched in my life,
my dad taught me to keep things simple Will Clark
Jersey
, so I kind of went back to that,” Archer said. “And then
the past couple of games, I’ve just felt more comfortable out of
stretch.”Gausman allowed five hits and three runs — one earned — with no walks
and four strikeouts in six innings. Gausman’s streak of 19 2/3 consecutive
scoreless innings ended when Marte made it 2-0.Archer had struggled since
getting acquired in a July 31 with Tampa Bay, going 1-2 with a 6.45 ERA in five
starts and allowing seven hits and six runs and two walks in losing his last
start 7-4 at Milwaukee.RAKINGAcuna hit .336 with 11 homers and 21 RBIs in August
and became the first NL rookie in the last 110 seasons with 39 hits and 11
homers in a calendar month. … Camargo leads the Braves with 50 RBIs since the
start of June. … Marte went 2 for 4 and has hit .400 in his last eight games. …
Of Polanco’s 76 RBIs, 74 have come as a right fielder, the most Pittsburgh has
gotten at that position since Jose Guillen drove in 83 in 1998. … Swanson is
hitting .314 with 23 RBIs in 156 at-bats this season in the seventh inning or
later.EXPANDED ROSTERSPittsburgh recalled C Jacob Stallings, utility man Jose
Osuna and RHP Dovydas Neverauskus from Triple-A Indianapolis. RHP Nick Burdi was
returned from a rehab assignment and reinstated from the 60-day disabled list.
Utility man Pablo Reyes had his contract selected from Indianapolis.Atlanta
selected the contracts of RHP Kyle Wright and OF Adams and recalled RHP Touki
Toussaint, RHP Bryse Wilson and OF Michael Reed from Triple-A Gwinnett. RHP
Shane Carle was returned from a rehab assignment and reinstated from the 10-day
DL. C Rene Rivera reported after he was acquired this week from the Los Angeles
Angels.TRAINER’S ROOMSnitker said RHP Arodys Vizcaino, transferred to the 60-man
DL Barry Bonds
Jersey
, will make his first rehab appearance Sunday at Gwinnett.
Sidelined 52 games this year with right shoulder inflammation, Vizcaino has
converted 15 of 17 saves chances and 48 of 60 in his career.UP NEXTPirates: RHP
Nick Kingham (3-3, 4.63 ERA) takes Ivan Nova’s turn in the rotation. Hurdle said
Nova, who was not with the team Friday or Saturday, is absent because of a
personal matter. Nova did not have a locker reserved in the clubhouse. Kingham
will make his eighth start.Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (9-7, 4.18 ERA) will make
his 27th start. He ranks third-best in the NL with a .203 opponents’ batting
average but has given up the fourth-most homers and walks. The Arizona
Diamondbacks (77-70) will try to keep their playoff hopes alive on Friday when
they visit the World Series champion Houston Astros (92-54) as large road
underdogs at the sportsbooks.The Diamondbacks have lost two games in a row to
fall further behind in the race for a National League Wild Card spot, while the
Astros are an MLB-best 10-1 during September and riding a three-game winning
streak.MLB betting line: The Astros opened as -170 favorites (wager $170 to win
$100); the total is at eight runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by
OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)MLB betting pick, via OddsShark
computer: 4.2-1.3 http://www.giantsfanproshop.com/authentic-madison-bumgarner-jersey ,
Diamondbacks (MLB picks on every game)Check out the OddsShark podcast on iTunes
or at OddsShark.libsyn.com for more odds information, betting picks and a
breakdown of this week's top sports betting news. Why the Diamondbacks can pay
on the MLB linesThis is a make-or-break time for Arizona, with the team's hopes
of winning the NL West shrinking along with its postseason chances overall. The
Diamondbacks will send southpaw Robbie Ray (5-2, 4.18 ERA) to the hill in this
critical series opener, and he has been much better on the road this season.The
26-year-old has gone 3-1 in 10 starts away from home with a 2.90 ERA, and
opposing batters are hitting just .193 against him under that scenario. He has
also pitched well for Arizona in September, allowing two runs and four hits with
six walks and 16 strikeouts in 12.1 innings over two outings. Why the Astros can
pay on the MLB linesHouston is peaking at the perfect time and finally healthy
for a run at another World Series title. The Astros are coming off a three-game
sweep of the Detroit Tigers, winning each game by one run. In fact, their only
loss this month was a 6-5 defeat versus the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.Their
previous seven wins in September were all decided by two runs or more Juan
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, which is good to know for runline bettors. Dallas
Keuchel (11-10, 3.59 ERA) will toe the rubber for Houston in this spot, and he
is 4-2 in 10 starts since the All-Star break with a 3.27 ERA.Smart betting
pickThe Astros are 8-3 in their last 11 interleague games, according to the
OddsShark MLB Database, but they did lose two of three to the Diamondbacks on
the road prior to that. While Houston is the better team, look for Arizona to
play with more desperation knowing a final push is needed to make the playoffs.
Take the Diamondbacks.MLB betting trendsThe total has gone over in six of
Arizona's last eight games.The total has gone over in five of Houston's last
seven games.All MLB odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report's
official odds partner, OddsShark. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram
or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week's top games.
You can also download the free odds tracker app.
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