Braves to start Game 5 with left-hander Tucker Davidson


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Braves to start Game 5 with left-hander Tucker Davidson

Left-hander Tucker Davidson, who has made just five career appearances and was the replacement for injured pitcher Charlie Morton, will start Game 5 for the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.

The Braves hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 series and can win the championship with a win against the Houston Astros.

Davidson, 25, had a 3.60 ERA in four major league starts this season, all in May and June, after making his major league debut in 2020. He was 2-2 with a 1.17 ERA in four Triple-leagues starts. A Gwinnett, who made his last appearance on October 3. He missed much of the season with a swelling in his left forearm.

Davidson has not appeared in any major league playoff games.

Framber Valdez, who allowed five runs in just two innings of a 6-2 loss to the Braves in Game 1, will be back on the mound for the Astros on Sunday night.

“We’ve had our backs to the wall before. Our guys know what to do,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said. “There is not much to say. We know what we have to do.”


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