Sunday, June 26

Martin Maldonado, Houston’s worst hitter, stalks Atlanta in Game 5

ATLANTA – You would have to go back to 1937 and Margaret Mitchell to find the last time someone in Georgia wrote such a perfect story. With a majestic home run by Freddie Freeman, in his fourteenth and possibly final year in the Braves organization, Atlanta took a 5-4 lead in the fifth inning as super reliever AJ Minter began the front leg of a relay career from bullpen that would bring the Braves to their first World Series title in 26 years.

But this was Halloween night. And someone knocked on the door. It was Martín Maldonado, who came disguised as Little Leaguer.

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