NLDS: Dodgers finish off Braves

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 13, 2018

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers took down the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 to earn their spot in the NLCS against the Brewers. "Not that Gausman doesn't give us that opportunity, we like how Newcomb matches up with them and the success that he's had against the Dodgers this year". That would be all the offense could muster up while Kluber was tagged for four total runs and featured three solo home runs, including back-to-back shots by George Springer and Jose Altuve.

Postseason stalwart Justin Turner got the Dodgers on the board with an RBI single to left field off Kevin Gauseman, the Braves' original Game 3 probable. Max Fried entered with two outs in the inning, only to throw one too many breaking balls to Max Muncy. Buehler walking opposing starter Sean Newcomb with the bases loaded to bring in the Braves' first run of the NLDS was maddening, but it was a Ronald Acuña Jr. grand slam that proved to be the backbreaker.

Gauseman worked into his own trouble in the fifth inning when a leadoff walk later led to Chris Taylor hitting a two-run home run with two strikes. Again, that would be enough as the combination of Cole's start and bullpen performances by Ryan Pressly and Roberto Osuna held the Indians scoreless, giving Houston a 2-0 lead in the series heading on the road after a 3-1 win in Game 3. Los Angeles is seeking its first World Series title since 1988. The Braves haven't been able to score a single run through the first two games, much less register a win.

"You just gotta be ready", Freese said. Los Angeles had a franchise-record 235 homers during the regular season and hit eight more against the Braves, accounting for 14 of its 20 runs. The five second-inning runs were the first of the series for Atlanta.

Los Angeles also benefited from some shaky Atlanta defense during its go-ahead inning.

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