Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler bring the Braves closer to the World Championship
Atlanta – The Shortstop Dansby Swanson The Cuban gardener Jorge Soler Hit back-to-back runs at home against the Dominican Redeemer Christian Jaffer in the seventh inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday in Game 4 of the World League Baseball Championship.
The Braves advanced 3-1 and will try to beat their rivals at home on Sunday for their fourth championship in franchise history and second in 55 years in Atlanta. The Braves won their only title in 1995 since moving from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966.
Teams with such an advantage have won the World Championships 40 times, with six exceptions: the Cleveland Indians in 2016, St. Louis Cardinals in 1985 and 1968, the Baltimore Orioles in 1979, the Milwaukee Braves in 1958, and the Washington Senators in 1925.
Atlanta is a perfect game at home 7-0, which three other clubs have done as well. However, neither of them finished 8-0, which Atlanta would achieve if the playoffs ended on Sunday.
As the game progressed 2-1, Astros manager Dusty Baker called Javier, who had not been allowed to run in four games after the season, to the hill. hit Javier Adam DuvalBut Swanson, who has hit 27 home runs this season, a record for a Braves Shortstop, was able to take the ball out of the right field of the equation.
When the celebration didn’t end with most of the 43,125 that completely filled Trost Park for the second day in a row, Soler overtook his compatriot Jordan Alvarez In the left field, hit the bowler with a pinch Tyler Matsik.
“I always go out looking for the fastball, but the bowler threw two skates in my face and I had to make the adjustment,” Soler said.
Swanson and Soller are the first eighth- and ninth-graders in the squad to hit back-to-back home runs in a World Championship game. Since 1981 the Los Angeles Dodgers (the fifth game against the New York Yankees), no team has scored at home in a row.
“The emotions are incredible,” Soler said. “The fans have given us a lot of support and it’s great to feel the noise [de celebración] Here “.
Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager for the Dodgers in Game 5 of 1981 and Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig of the Yankees in Game 4 of 1928 are the only other pairs to have home races drawn and giving their teams the advantage of appearing on the back-to-plate in classic fall history.
Soler is the fourth player to walk home and give him the lead from seventh and beyond and first since Ed Sprague of the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of the 1992 World Championships against the Braves.
Puerto Rican gardener Eddie Rosario He’s doubled and single to hit 23 hits in the current postseason, a mark for Puerto Rico. Rosario also stole an additional base from the Venezuelan Jose Altove In the eighth half. According to Statcast, Altuve’s strike would have been a home run at 26 stadiums except for Truist Park and Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Globe Life Field in Arlington and PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
The Astros carried the bases with one against the initiator. Dylan Lee In the first half, but they managed to score only one game and that was with a weak shot Carlos Correa For the third rule who pushed the tuff against the Savior Kyle Wright. strikes Alex Bergman And Kyle Tucker They were the key.
In the second episode, the shooter Zack Greene and the recipient Martin Maldonado, the last two in the lineup, hit back-to-back strikes with two naysayers, but were stranded on the bases by Altuve and Michael Brantley. In the fourth inning, Altuve had a solo home run, 23rd in the postseason, and second after Mane Ramirez 29th.
But Houston, the team that leads post-season in runs and hits, has been in a massive slump with the sprinters in the scoring center. Since Game 2, Houston is 1 vs 17 in this case.
While Greinke put four zeros as a start for Houston, Wright allowed one to run in 4.1 innings as Atlanta’s first loyalist. Matzik was the winner, Javier the loser and will Smith He scored his 10th goal in 10 matches and scored his sixth after blocking the season.