Michael Cunningham: Braves return to bats-and-bullpen blueprint to beat Marlins

The Braves got four ineffective innings from left-hander Max Fried to open their National League Division Series on Tuesday. That was trouble for the Braves. Fried is their best starter by far. Losing the opener of a five-game series with their ace on the mound would mean finding a way to win three games with lesser arms.Instead, the Braves brushed off the blueprint that won the NL East. After advancing to the NLDS by pitching better than the pitching-rich Reds, the Braves beat the Marlins, 9-5, with big bats and their bullpen.Travis d’Arnaud’s three-run homer in the seventh inning put the Bra…

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