"I feel like I've been decently successful," Buehler said. Hernandez, 0 for 6 in the playoffs until then, was the first player to homer on a curveball by Fried since Bryce Harper on Sept. 10, 2019. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Austin Riley led off the ninth inning with a tiebreaking homer that sparked a four-run rally Monday night for a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first major league game with fans allowed to attend during this virus-altered season. Riley went 2-for-5 with a three-run triple in Monday's 6-3 win over Boston. After going 1-for-3 in the matinee, Riley took Wil Crowe deep in the second inning of a wild 10-9 loss in the nightcap. Ronald Acuna Jr. followed with a double and scored on a single by Marcell Ozuna that chased Treinen before Ozzie Albies' two-run homer off Jake McGee. Batting in front of Adam Duvall -- who posted a career-high nine RBI -- proved to be fruitful for Riley, whose five runs matched his output from his previous 11 games combined. Yahoo Sports - NBC Sports Network. Riley isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Red Sox. "These guys never quit, they keep grinding at-bats and doing their thing, and it's a pretty neat trait for a ballclub to have.". Given that we're now in the playoffs, however, teams will be more willing to risk players who are less than 100 percent, so it's no surprise that Riley is expected to play. Riley has been a staple in Atlanta's lineup recently, but he'll get a day off Wednesday. "It's what these guys do. News Austin Riley played the hero on Monday when he went 1-for-4 with a home run in the Braves 5-1 victory over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Riley aggravated his right quad during Friday's game and won't play again until the first game of the postseason, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you. Atlanta had the bases loaded in the eighth after reliever Dustin May hit pinch-hitter Pablo Sandoval with a pitch. Putting bat to ball with consistency has been a problem for Riley, who entered the night with a 37.2 K%, but Johan Camargo is in a similar funk and does not appear to be an immediate threat to usurp Riley as the primary third baseman. Dodgers starter Walker Buehler pitched past the fourth inning for the first time in his three playoff series openers this fall, while apparently now dealing with blisters on both his middle and index fingers and with his seemingly tight pants trending on Twitter. "11,000 people, really felt like 50,000 to us because we haven't had any all year.". That was about 28% of the 40,518 capacity at the new Texas Rangers ballpark, where the retractable roof was open for the first NLCS game played at a neutral site. Jon … The young third baseman got Atlanta on the board in the seventh inning with his fourth homer of the year, ending Zack Wheeler's shutout bid and getting the ball rolling on a comeback. All rights reserved. Riley is slashing a respectable .257/.350/.400 in September, but his ability to pare down his strikeout rate has probably been a more impressive development to begin the month. He'll retreat to the bench Saturday with Adeiny Hechavarria starting at the hot corner. Austin Riley's 9th-inning home run ignites Atlanta in Game 1 win over Dodgers, Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77, Manuel Margot's homer, spectacular catch highlight Rays' win over Astros in Game 2, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. I can go deeper. The game-winning blast makes up for the fact that the 23-year-old is hitting a modest .238 with a 41.7 percent strikeout rate through six playoff games this season. Austin Riley belted a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the ninth inning as the Braves beat the Dodgers 5-1 in Game 1 of the NLCS on Monday at Globe Life Field. The 23-year-old slugger extended his hit streak to nine games with the performance, and on the season he's slashing .250/.290/.491 with seven homers and 22 RBI through 33 games. Riley has largely struggled to begin the year as he's slashing just .129/.222/.355 with two home runs, six RBI and 13 strikeouts. We're trying to keep runs off the board. Riley has a modest four-game hitting streak going, but his .189/.247/.365 slash line through 22 games remains poor. Riley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, an RBI, three runs scored and a walk during a 15-2 win over the Mets on Friday. Austin had at least 1 relationship in the past. One game, but a big boost for Atlanta in their first National League Championship Series since 2001. Busdar Graterol got out of the jam with a popout, strikeout and comebacker. The left-hander was born in Santa Monica, went to high school in Los Angeles and was the seventh overall pick by the San Diego Padres in 2012, two years before he got traded to Atlanta. We already knew that he was going to be in the Game 1 lineup, despite the fact he is not fully healthy. Riley (quadriceps) is starting at first base and batting sixth Friday against the Red Sox. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. It was the first time since March 12, the day spring training was suspended because of the coronavirus, there were fans in the stands for an MLB game. Los Angeles had won nine straight going back to the regular season. The young third baseman has tallied a hit in seven of his last eight games but is still hitting just .216/.263/.409 on the season. Braves' Austin Riley: Scores five times in historic win by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire Riley went 2-for-5 with two walks, five runs and an RBI in the Braves ' 29-9 win over the Marlins on Wednesday. Fried induced 14 swings and misses, his second-most in any game this season — including his 11 starts in the regular season when he was 7-0 with a 2.25 ERA. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. The third baseman is slashing .232/.282/.453 with six homers, 17 RBI and 12 runs scored through 28 games. In a matchup of teams that ranked 1-2 in the majors during the regular season for runs and homers, and in the first NLCS opener since 2007 with both teams undefeated in the post-season, Atlanta had another impressive pitching performance even without a shutout. Comments are welcome while open. Riley is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader in Philadelpha. While  Atlanta had the five walks against Buehler, they didn't get another hit until consecutive singles opening the sixth that chased him. Adeiny Hechavarria will start at third base in his place. Riley went 2-for-5 with two walks, five runs and an RBI in the Braves' 29-9 win over the Marlins on Wednesday. Riley slapped a three-run triple to give the Braves a 5-2 lead in the fifth inning. 2 seed in the playoffs, manager Brian Snitker said Saturday that the team will be cautious with Riley and hold him out for the final two games of the regular season. Freeman went deep in the first and Kike Hernandez led off the Dodgers fifth with a home run. Riley was held out of the final two games of the regular season after aggravating his right quad Friday, but manager Brian Snitker said that Riley felt great during live batting practice Sunday. Riley will head to the bench for the second time in the past three games, but he may rejoin the lineup for Game 2. Falcons at Vikings, O/U 55.5 total points. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. 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Austin Riley’s Girlfriend Austin Riley is single.He is not dating anyone currently. Riley greeted reliever Blake Treinen with a 448-foot drive to left-centre, drawing quite a reaction that only got louder. Riley (quadriceps) is expected to return for the first game of the playoffs Wednesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Adeiny Hechavarria is starting at third base in his stead. Austin Riley has not been previously engaged. He should play third base as Atlanta takes on the Reds in the first round of the playoffs. "I didn't feel my legs when I was running around the bases, so it was a good feeling," said the 23-year-old Riley, left off the post-season roster last year. I've said we're like an NBA game, you don't want to leave because a lot of things don't happen until the last third," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. Riley went 2-for-4 with a single and a two-run home run in Monday's 13-8 loss to the Phillies. Riley is not in Thursday's lineup against the Marlins. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Adeiny Hechavarria is starting at third base and batting ninth. Riley (quadriceps) will start at third base and bat ninth Wednesday in Game 1 against the Reds. Johan Camargo will start at the hot corner in the matinee. Add some “good” to your morning and evening. Riley went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Phillies. The Braves again have Austin Riley in left field and Johan Camargo at third base in Thursday's Game 4 against the Dodgers. And Atlanta wasn't done after Riley's shot gave them a 2-1 lead, making him the youngest player with a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning of a post-season game or later since Atlanta star Chipper Jones in 1995. This was Riley's first multi-hit game of the season. Riley went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Monday's NLCS Game 1 win against the Dodgers. Victor Gonzalez came on and struck out pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson, punctuating the inning-ending out with an emphatic fist pump on the way back to the dugout. However, Snitker said that the injury isn't serious, and Riley is walking around fine while also hitting in the cage. All 10,700 tickets available to the general public were sold, in addition to another 800 or so utilized by MLB and the teams. Quadriceps tightness has kept Riley off the field since Friday, the only time he's played in the past week. M-V-P!" ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. He opened the scoring by plating Adam Duvall with a double and then scored the second run when Dansby Swanson drew a bases-loaded walk. Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Tuesday, with Atlanta rookie Ian Anderson set to face three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. Riley (quadriceps) isn't 100 percent but will be in the in lineup Wednesday against the Reds for Game 1 of the Wild Card Series, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.