Anderson sharp, Markakis alert, Braves blank Miami, lead 2-0
Atlanta Braves' Ian Anderson delivers a pitch during the fourth inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Houston. Anderson blanked Miami into the sixth inning, Markakis made a nifty play in right field to help preserve the lead late, and the Braves threw another playoff shutout in a 2-0 victory Wednesday for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series. “It’s hard to bunch hits together, pitching is too good,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. Miami manager Don Mattingly didn't fault Dickerson for being thrown out because he said Markakis could've dived to catch it. On a day when Atlanta got only four hits, Swanson and d’Arnaud provided the offense.
Simone Biles throws out first pitch at World Series
Gymnast Simone Biles performs a flip after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 2 of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park on Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (CNN) - Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles threw the ceremonial first pitch for Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday. She previously threw out the first pitch for a Houston Astros game in 2016, where she also did a side aerial flip before throwing the ball. Biles followed former Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann, who threw out the first pitch during Game 1. The Washington Nationals lead the series after they defeated the Astros 5-4 in Game 1 and 12-3 in Game 2.