Wild Card Thursday Takeaways: Braves sweep into NLDS; A's advance to ALDS

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It’s win or go home time across the MLB playoffs Thursday on a day that could see as many as four teams sent packing — or set the stage for a wild Friday of winner-take-all matchups.

From the day’s opening Cincinnati RedsAtlanta Braves matchup to the late-night Milwaukee BrewersLos Angeles Dodgers Game 2 in L.A., here are the heroes, turning points and takeaways from each of Wednesday’s games.

Jump to … CIN at ATL | CHW at OAK



Marcell Ozuna tacks on two insurance runs for the Braves heading into the ninth inning with a homer off Raisel Iglesias.

Atlanta Braves 5, Cincinnati Reds 0

Game 2 hero: Ian Anderson sparkled in his postseason debut, striking out nine in six sharp innings while adding to the Reds’ offensive woes with every K.

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