And we’re tied.

The Dodgers Cody Bellinger breaks open the game with a two-RBI double in the sixth.

Both National League Division Series are tied. The Braves got a great start from Max Fried, who had an amazing second half of the season, going 8-2 with a 1.74 ERA in fourteen starts. 

Fried has turned himself into the best pitcher nobody has heard of. Until last night. In 2020, Fried went 7-0 with a 2.25 ERA. And he dialed it up even more this year He shut down the Brewers and put his Braves team back in the series with a 3-0 win.

In the other game, it was a dominating starter saving his team from being down 2-0 as well. Julio Urias, baseball’s only twenty-game winner in 2021, went five innings, giving up just one hit in an eventual 9-2 Dodgers victory over the Giants. San Francisco won 107 games this year with an old catcher, an old third baseman, an old first baseman, and a collection of pitchers that stepped it up to have career years. It can be done. You just need to know how to do it. 

Both American League series resume today. The Rays and Red Sox are tied. The White Sox are in must-win mode.

Enjoy another day of baseball.