Braves shade Reds in NL Playoff opener

Atlanta tops Cincinnati 1-0 in 12 innings
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Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 11:39 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (AP) - Freddie Freeman singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, finally ending the longest scoreless duel in postseason history as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 in the opener of their NL wild-card series.

The Braves won the first game of a postseason series for the first time since 2001.

If they wrap up the best-of-three series Thursday, they’ll snap a record-tying streak of 10 straight playoff round losses.

What began as a pitching showdown between between Cy Young contenders Trevor Bauer and Max Fried devolved into a strikeout contest. There were 37 in all. 

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