Reds swept by the Braves, make MLB playoff history in shutout losses

Reds swept by the Braves, make MLB playoff history in shutout losses
Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies (1) throws to first after forcing out Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez (7) during the second inning in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Atlanta. The Reds' Mike Moustakas was safe at first. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (Source: John Bazemore)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Reds were eliminated from the postseason on Thursday after losing 5-0 to the Braves in game two of the NL Wild Card series.

The Reds didn’t score a single run in 22 innings over two games against the Braves - the longest scoreless streak to open the postseason by any team in Major League Baseball history. The Reds broke the record of 20 innings previously set by the New York Giants in 1921.

They also became the first team in MLB history to get shutout over an entire playoff series, not including the one-game wild card scenarios.

Luis Castillo gave up one earned run over 5.1 innings. He also struck out seven. Reds starting pitching gave up just one run over 14 innings in two games against the Braves.

Raisel Iglesias gave up two home runs and three earned runs in relief.

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