Friday, October 15, 2010

#1 Seed Braves Advance

The Diamondbacks had the high-powered Braves on the ropes after winning Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead, but Atlanta showed why they won a Millennium League record 110 games in the regular season by winning the pivotal Game 4 by the score of 3-2, then capturing Games 5 and 6 by a combined score of 16-6.

Atlanta starter Mike Mussina was the series MVP by winning both of his starts -- including a 7-0 Game 5 shutout win -- while posting a sparkling 0.55 ERA over 16 innings of work.

Braves closer Brian Fuentes recorded a pair of saves, and Jorge Posada hit a robust .400 for the series.

It's now on to the second round, where the matchups will be as follows:

(4) Minnesota vs. (1) Atlanta
(3) Washington vs. (2) Anaheim

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