HOUSTON — Rookie Kyle Wright dazzled for six innings in his postseason debut, and the Atlanta Braves rode their superb pitching to beat the Miami Marlins 7-0 for a three-game sweep and their first trip to the NL Championship Series since 2001.
The Braves touched up Marlins' rookie flame-thrower Sixto Sanchez for four runs in three innings.
Atlanta had lost eight straight Division Series, including in each of the previous two seasons, before outscore the Marlins 18-5, including 11-0 in the final two games.
The Braves are 5-0 with a 0.92 ERA in the postseason, allowing five runs in 49 innings.
They will play the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Diego in the NLCS starting Monday.
The loss for Miami ends their season after defeating the Cubs in the National League Wild Card.