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. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HOUSTON – Rookie Ian Anderson pitched like a poised veteran, right fielder Nick Markakis made a nifty defensive play late and the Atlanta Braves threw another playoff shutout, beating the Miami Marlins 2-0 Wednesday for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series. Corey Dickerson reached on an error by Swanson at shortstop to start the inning, setting up Markakis' heads-up play. Cameras panned to Anderson in the dugout, and the pitcher smiled broadly as he watched the ball sail away. UP NEXTAtlanta’s Kyle Wright will make his postseason debut when he starts in Game 3 against rookie Sixto Sanchez.
Simone Biles will throw out a first pitch during World Series
Simone Biles competes during the Women's All-Around Final on Day 7 of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Oct. 10, 2019, in Stuttgart, Germany. (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.