Braves Top Marlins 9-5 to Open NLDS

HOUSTON (AP)- Ronald Acuña Jr. made history with a leadoff homer, then was hit by a pitch once again by the Marlins as the Atlanta Braves opened their NL Division Series with a 9-5 win over Miami.

Travis d’Arnaud hit a tiebreaking homer during Atlanta’s six-run rally in the seventh inning.

D’Arnaud also doubled and singled in driving in four runs and Dansby Swanson homered during Atlanta’s big comeback.

The 22-year-old Acuña became the youngest player to hit a leadoff home run in postseason play.

Game 2 of the best-of-five series is on Wednesday in Houston.

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