Monday, October 19, 2020 3:47 PM EST
By CHARLES ODUM, AP
ATLANTA (AP) — There were pained admissions of heartbreak and declarations of hope from players and manager Brian Snitker after the Atlanta Braves fell one win shy of the World Series. The heartbreak was obvious after a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series. The Braves led the series 3-1. They held leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in the decisive game and still were denied their first World Series appearance since 1999. The team ended a 19-year postseason drought by winning in the first two rounds. Young pitching bolsters hope for more success.