Riley HR in 9th leads Braves past Dodgers 5-1 in NLCS opener

“I didn’t feel my legs when I was running around the bases, so it was a good feeling,” said the 23-year-old Riley, left off the postseason roster last year.

And the Braves weren’t done.

Ronald Acuña Jr. followed with a double and scored on a single by Marcell Ozuna that chased Treinen. Ozzie Albies added a two-run homer off Jake McGee.

“It’s what these guys do. I’ve said we’re like

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Cincinnati Reds start postseason at Atlanta Braves

Last year, Major League Baseball completed the entire postseason in 29 days, and only 10 teams made the playoffs. This year, with 16 teams advancing and eight best-of-three wild-card series replacing two winner-takes-all wild-card games, all the games will fit into 30 days.

There also will be less travel. Teams will play at neutral sites in the final three rounds. There will be no off days in between games.


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