Braves 2, Astros 7 (Series tied 1-1)
Michael Brantley came up big with two hits, including a two-out RBI in the second inning.
Cleveland Guardians news
Padres finalize deal to make Ruben Niebla pitching coach | Cleveland
Well ... dang. Ruben Niebla, who is often credited as the architect behind Cleveland’s “pitching factory” returns to his home state of California to coach the Padres. Niebla spent 21 years in Cleveland.
Cleveland Guardians sue Cleveland Guardians for rights to team name | Sportico
Sportico has some great insight into the trademark side of the Guardians-on-Guardians litigation.
Around the league
- Bob Nightengale won’t be using Atlanta’s name going forward.
- Charlie Morton is sorry he couldn’t pitch longer ... with a broken leg.
- Postseason ratings are up on TBS.