Dusseldorf While most Europeans are asleep, the North American professional leagues are busy. What happened during the night in American football, basketball and ice hockey: Today, among other things, the Atlanta Braves won the World Series
Baseball: Atlanta Braves take the lead against Houston Astros in World Series
The Atlanta Braves have taken the lead in the World Series and can perfect the Major League Baseball title in front of their own fans. There was a 2-0 win against the Houston Astros on Friday evening. The Braves now lead 2-1 in the series. It takes four wins to win the title. The two upcoming games are also in Atlanta. The next one is already on Saturday evening (local time).
In bad weather with persistent rain, the Braves only allowed the Astros’ first hit in the eighth inning on Friday evening (local time). The guests could not convert the hit into points.
The Atlanta Braves have won the championship three times so far, most recently in 1995. For the Astros, the 2017 title was the only one in the World Series so far. Despite a proven fraud, the team was allowed to keep the championship. It is now in the final series for the first time since the allegations became known two years ago.
Basketball: Major bankruptcy for Kleber – Wagner brothers also lose
Major bankruptcy for basketball national player Maxi Kleber and his Dallas Mavericks in the NBA: The team around superstar Luka Doncic lost after three wins in a row at the Denver Nuggets 75: 106. It was also a defeat for the Wagner brothers Franz and Moritz. With their Orlando Magic they lost 109-110 at the Toronto Raptors.
Kleber came up with seven points and two rebounds for the weak Mavericks, Doncic remained far below his possibilities with 16 points. Dallas was so hopelessly behind that coach Jason Kidd took his top players off the field early on. Kristaps Porzingis was absent due to back problems.
“That was bad no matter how you look at it,” said Kidd. Doncic, who only converted five of his 18 throws from the field, demanded: “We have to learn from this.” Dallas now has three wins and two losses.
Franz and Moritz Wagner already lost the fifth of six season games with Orlando. The 20-year-old Franz Wagner (10 points) brought his team within striking distance with a three-point just before the end, but it was no longer enough for the away win in Toronto. The 24-year-old Moritz Wagner remained pointless.
Ice hockey: Stützle and Seider strong
The German ice hockey hopes Tim Stützle and Moritz Seider scored in the NHL with one template each, but only Stützle (19) could look forward to a victory. With his Ottawa Senators, the striker, who is playing his second season in the North American top division, won 4-1 at the Dallas Stars. Rookie Seider (20) lost to the Florida Panthers with the Detroit Red Wings with 2: 3 after extra time.
Seider was involved in the final third at 2-2 through Pius Suter, for the defender it was already the seventh preparatory work in the eighth game. Aleksander Barkov scored the winning goal for Florida after three and a half minutes in extra time. Goalie Thomas Greiss was not used for Detroit, which is still with four wins.
Stützle is still waiting for his first goal of the season in Ottawa, but contributed his third assist to the third win in the seventh game. Josh Norris scored twice for the Canadians.
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