Kyle Wright struck out seven batters over six scoreless innings and the Braves blanked Miami 7-0 Thursday while the Astros had two home runs from Michael Brantley plus homers from Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve in beating Oakland 11-6.” data-reactid=”24″ type=”text”>Atlanta pitcher Kyle Wright struck out seven batters over six scoreless innings and the Braves blanked Miami 7-0 Thursday. The Braves swept Miami 3-0 in the best-of-five second-round series and will play in the National League Championship Series, which starts on Monday. It’s the first time since 2001 the Braves have advanced to the NLCS. The Braves will face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Diego Padres.
The Astros won the 2017 World Series over the Dodgers in seven games, lost to Boston in the 2018 ALCS and went back to the World Series last year, falling in seven games to Washington.