Wednesday, August 17

Chris Taylor and Dodgers defeat Braves to send NLCS back to Atlanta

LOS ANGELES – The first was a miracle. The second was a relief. The third was inevitable.

By the time the 51,363 hoarse fans at Dodger Stadium coaxed third baseman Chris Taylor out of the dugout for a curtain call in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the NL Championship Series, the outcome was decided. Los Angeles would go on to avoid elimination with an 11-2 win to force Game 6 at Atlanta. The only drama left was whether Taylor would become the first player in history to hit four home runs in a playoff game.

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