Braves complete big comeback to capture another NL East title

The Marlins not on time any birthday celebration Monday with a 4-0 win. And the Mets beat the Washington National within the first recreation of a doubleheader, leaving Atlanta in keep an eye on of its destiny in entrance of a big Braves crowd at loanDepot Park.

Kenley Jansen recorded his forty first save, running an ideal 9th to seal the win.

Starter Jake Odorizzi (6-6) allowed one run in 5 innings. He struck out six, and gave up simplest two hits, together with a house run via Jesús Sánchez within the fourth.

Collin McHugh and Raisel Iglesias pitched scoreless innings within the 6th and 7th. A.J. Minter escaped a bases-loaded jam within the 8th inning, putting in place Jansen for the 9th.

Michael Harris II notched Atlanta’s first sacrifice bunt of the season within the fourth inning.

Atlanta has 100 wins for the primary time since 2003 (101-61). The Braves completed 88-73 within the common season ultimate 12 months.

M’s place participant earns W

Catcher Luis Torrens became the first position player in franchise history to earn a pitching win by working the 10th inning, and the Mariners inched closer to locking up their postseason matchup by beating the Detroit Tigers, 7-6, in the first game of a doubleheader in Seattle.

With the Mariners focused on preserving arms with the playoffs on the horizon, Torrens (1-0) took the mound when the game went to extra innings and got the unlikely victory when Abraham Toro, recalled from Triple A earlier in the day, drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly.

Victor Reyes opened the 10th as Detroit’s automatic runner on second and Torrens allowed two deep flyouts, with the second by Riley Greene scoring Reyes with the go-ahead run.

Carlos Santana then singled off Gregory Soto (2-10) in the bottom of the 10th to score automatic runner Eugenio Suarez and tie it. Jarred Kelenic followed with a base hit to advance Santana to third and Toro hit a fly ball that was deep enough for Santana to score from third base.

The win put Seattle on the cusp of locking up the No. 5 seed for the American League playoffs and a date in Toronto against the Blue Jays in the wild-card series. The Mariners need one more win or a loss by Tampa Bay.

Mitch Haniger and Curt Casali homered earlier in the game for Seattle.

The Mariners positioned software guy Sam Haggerty (groin) at the 10-day injured listing.

Quantrill unbeatable at house

Cal Quantrill’s record at home has gone from oddity to rarity.

Quantrill finished the regular season unbeaten at Progressive Field, improving to 14-0 in his career in Cleveland after Owen Miller hit a two-run homer to send the Guardians to a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Quantrill (15-5) was in danger of his unblemished record at home ending before Miller’s shot off Daniel Lynch (4-13) capped Cleveland’s five-run fifth. The righthander’s 14-game winning streak is the longest in the ballpark’s history.

“I try to keep the boys in the game,” Quantrill said of his charmed ways in Cleveland. “I trust that if I come out of a game with the lead that they’ll keep it, and if I don’t, that they’ll score. I don’t have a magic formula. I just compete.”

Quantrill’s streak also matches the longest for a pitcher in any ballpark since 1901. Vic Raschi went 14-0 at Chicago’s Comiskey Park from 1947-55. Also, Quantrill has gone 36 starts without a home loss, two shy of Kenny Rogers’ record.

Strasburg’s 2023 status a mystery

Stephen Strasburg’s status for 2023 is up in the air after a series of injuries that limited the would-be Washington ace to one start this season, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo.

“It’s still a little bit of a mystery,” Rizzo said.

The 34-righthander has thrown a total of 31⅓ innings across just eight starts over the past three seasons combined. He had carpal tunnel surgery in 2020, then needed an operation to correct thoracic outlet syndrome in 2021. After his only start of 2022, he went back on the injured list with a stress reaction of the ribs.

Strasburg is a three-time All-Star who signed a $245 million contract after serving to Washington win the 2019 World Series. He is 113-62 with a three.24 ERA for his occupation.

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