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ATLANTA — The dulcet cheers of “Eddie” reverberated throughout Truist Park. A sellout crowd of 43,060 fans stood in concert as the symphonic melody meandered like a gusty wind on a cool Georgia night.

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In the middle, stood an unlikely hero basking in his moment. A giant smile accompanied his brazen confidence. On Saturday night, Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario forever etched his name in club history.

And he did it with one swing.

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In the fourth inning, Rosario blasted a massive three-run homer to propel the Braves to the World Series for the first time in 22 years. The Braves vanquished the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 4-2 victory. 

"It motivates me to come through in the big moments," Rosario said of hearing the crowd chant his name.

Rosario was named NLCS MVP for his strong efforts. He also made history in the process by becoming the fifth MLB player to have 14 hits in a single postseason series joining the likes of Albert Pujols and Kevin Youkilis.

He also set a Braves record by eclipsing Javy Lopez's 26-year mark. The run support was enough for Braves starter Ian Anderson. The young phenom pitched four innings and allowed one run in a bounce back effort.

The Dodgers were caught off-balance against Anderson’s darting changeup. He used it to breeze through the potent lineup. Anderson got Game 5 hero Chris Taylor twice with the devastating pitch. His lone mistake was an RBI single from Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger.

Anderson threw 33 of his 66 pitches as changeups. He generated 20 swings as the average velocity hovered around 88.6 mph. The standout performance confirmed what Braves manager Brian Snitker had professed to local media about needing him once again in the series. 

Despite early struggles, the Dodgers were defiant all night. The lineup generated scoring chances, but they couldn’t get the breakthrough inning.

In the seventh inning, the Dodgers had runners on second and third with no outs. Taylor doubled to start the frame and Cody Bellinger earned a walk against Braves reliever Luke Jackson. AJ Pollack proceeded to double to bring home Taylor.

The Braves celebrate after beating the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS. © Dale Zanine, USA TODAY Sports The Braves celebrate after beating the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS.

The Dodgers cut the deficit to 4-2. However, they were unable to capitalize further as Snitker went to ace reliever Tyler Matzek.

Matzek proceeded to strikeout three consecutive batters to avoid major disaster. He ignited the crowd once more to a loud ovation.

"What he did was truly special," Braves reliever A.J. Minter said. "He put the team on his back when we needed the most. That is what it's all about when it's the postseason." 

Three HUGE strikeouts from @TylerMatzek! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/zGFTrh1oU1

— MLB (@MLB) October 24, 2021

The seventh inning was a microcosm of the Dodgers NLCS journey. The Braves were one step ahead all series. Whenever the Dodgers threw a punch, the Braves found a way to counteract it. It didn’t matter if it was Max Scherzer, Julio Urias or Walker Buehler.

The Braves had an answer.

Buehler pitched four innings and allowed four earned runs. He walked three batters and collected six strikeouts. His biggest mistake was Rosario’s home run and it proved costly in the end.

"We were kind of behind it and fighting an uphill battle this entire series," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "I really believe, regardless, we got beat. The Braves played a heck of a series." 

Say it with us...

🗣️ EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE!@EddieRosario09 | #BattleATL pic.twitter.com/IeZkuePbss

— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 24, 2021

The Dodgers end their 2021 season on a sour note. After 106 wins and a grueling NL West battle with the San Francisco Giants, the defending champions are going home. There will be offseason questions regarding the large payroll and what to do with impending free agents.

For Atlanta, the unlikely journey continues. At the MLB All-Star break, it was hard to find a large group of fans that foresaw a World Series run. The loss of Ronald Acuña Jr., Marcell Ozuna and Mike Soroka didn’t help matters either.

Still, the Braves remained solid and kept fighting. They avenged a heartbreaking collapse in the 2020 NLCS. 

"We just kept getting back up and kept hitting punches back," Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said. "I think that is just the collective whole, as a unit, that we have." 

Now, the Houston Astros await as the final test in an improbable season.

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NLCS Game 6: Braves' Guillermo Heredia celebrates after the Braves beat the Dodgers.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves relief pitcher Will Smith celebrates with catcher Travis d'Arnaud after the Braves beat the Dodgers.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves right fielder Jorge Soler hits a double in the eighth inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves relief pitcher Tyler Matzek gets pumped after striking out three batters to end the seventh inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves relief pitcher Luke Jackson is pulled from the game in the seventh inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman makes a catch at first.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman makes a catch to force out Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner in the sixth inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario celebrates with Ehire Adrianza after hitting three-run home run.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario rounds the bases after his three-run homer.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario reacts after his three-run homer in the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario reacts after his three-run homer in the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario reacts after his three-run homer in the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger hits a RBI single in the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Dodgers left fielder AJ Pollock doubles in the third inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves center fielder Adam Duvall misses a ball hit in the third inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves third baseman Austin Riley drives in a run with a double in the first inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies slides into second base with a double in the first inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Dodgers third baseman Chris Taylor strikes out in the first inning.
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NLCS Game 6: Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler delivers a pitch in the first inning.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez celebrates with teammates after winning ALCS MVP.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros shortstop Carlos Correa celebrates with Jose Altuve after defeating the Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros relief pitcher Ryan Pressly celebrates after defeating the Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve celebrates with shortstop Carlos Correa after defeating the Red Sox to advance to the World Series.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros fans go crazy after Kyle Tucker hits a three-run homer off Red Sox relief pitcher Adam Ottavino in the eighth inning.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker hits a three-run home run in the eighth inning.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros shortstop Carlos Correa celebrates after Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo is thrown out at second base by Astros catcher Martin Maldonado to end the seventh inning.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez scores a run in the sixth inning.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is hit by a pitch in the sixth inning.
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ALCS Game 6: Fans go crazy after Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez leads off the sixth inning with a triple.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros starting pitcher Luis Garcia leaves the field after a pitching change in the sixth inning.
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ALCS Game 6: Red Sox center fielder Kike' Hernandez breaks up the no-hitter with a triple in the sixth inning.
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ALCS Game 6: Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi reacts after giving up a double to Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez in the fourth inning.
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ALCS Game 6: Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers watches a fly ball for an out in the fourth inning.
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ALCS Game 6: Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez flies out to center field in the second inning.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros fans cheer from the stands as Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbec strikes out.
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ALCS Game 6: Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez hits an RBO double in the first inning.
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ALCS Game 6: A nun throws out the first pitch at Minute Maid Park.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner and Chris Taylor celebrate after defeating the Braves.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen closes out the game.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers' Chris Taylor celebrates his third home run of the game in the seventh inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman watches A.J. Pollock's second homer of the game in the eighth inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers' Cody Bellinger doesn't realize his hit falls in for a single in the fifth inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers first baseman Albert Pujols celebrates after scoring on a two run home run from left fielder Chris Taylor in the fifth inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol with the fist pump to end the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol with the fist pump to end the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol with the fist pump to end the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol with the fist pump to end the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol with the fist pump to end the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol with the fist pump to end the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol makes the out at first base in the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor celebrates with first baseman Albert Pujols after scoring on a two-run home run in the second inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario makes a catch.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor hits a two run home run in the second inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers left fielder AJ Pollock celebrates with first baseman Albert Pujols after hitting a solo home run in the second inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly walks to the dugout after being pulled in the first inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is all smiles after a two-run homer in the first inning.
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NLCS Game 5: Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies singles in the first inning.
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NLCS Game 4: Braves relief pitcher Will Smith celebrates with catcher Travis d'Arnaud after the final out.
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NLCS Game 4: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario muscles up after his second homer of the game.
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NLCS Game 4: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario hits a three run home run in the ninth inning.
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NLCS Game 4: Braves relief pitcher Tyler Matzek gets out of the eighth inning.
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NLCS Game 4: Braves right fielder Joc Pederson reacts after hitting a foul ball in the fifth inning.
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NLCS Game 4: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario hits a single in the fifth inning.
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NLCS Game 4: Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias returns to the dugout after the second inning.
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NLCS Game 4: Braves center fielder Adam Duvall makes a catch against the wall to rob Dodgers' Gavin Lux in the second inning.
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NLCS Game 4: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman connects for Atlanta's third a solo home run of the game in the third inning.
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NLCS Game 4: Braves center fielder Adam Duvall hits a solo home run in the second inning.
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NLCS Game 4: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario touches home plate after a solo homer in the second inning.
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NLCS Game 4: Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias delivers a pitch in the first inning.
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NLCS Game 4: Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts is all smiles before the game.
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ALCS Game 5: Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez and second baseman Jose Altuve high-five after defeating the Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 5: The Red Sox watch from the dugout in the ninth inning.
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ALCS Game 5: Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo stands in front of the Green Monster scoreboard in the ninth inning.
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ALCS Game 5: Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez kneels during the ninth inning.
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ALCS Game 5: Astros left fielder Michael Brantley, second baseman Jose Altuve celebrate with shortstop Carlos Correa after scoring in the sixth inning.
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ALCS Game 5: Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers hits a solo home run in the seventh inning.
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ALCS Game 5: Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez is hit by a pitch in the fifth inning.
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ALCS Game 5: Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers throws to first base in the fifth inning.
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ALCS Game 5: Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale ends the fourth inning with a strikeout. \
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ALCS Game 5: Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers shatters his bat in the second inning.
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ALCS Game 5: Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez hits a solo home run in the second inning.
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ALCS Game 5: Former Red Sox players Jim Rice (right) and Luis Tiant come out for the ceremonial first pitch.
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ALCS Game 4: Astros relief pitcher Ryan Pressly reacts after defeating the Red Sox 9-2.
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ALCS Game 4: Boston Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo stands in disbelief in the ninth inning.
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ALCS Game 4: Astros left fielder Michael Brantley slides past Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez in the ninth inning.
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ALCS Game 4: Red Sox's Nathan Eovaldi walks off of the field in the ninth inning.
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ALCS Game 4: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a solo home run in the eighth inning.
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ALCS Game 4: Astros relief pitcher Cristian Javier walks off of the field in the sixth inning.
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ALCS Game 4: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts doubles in the fifth inning.
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ALCS Game 4: Red Sox second baseman Christian Arroyo slides safely into third base in the fourth inning.
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ALCS Game 4: Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez and third base coach Carlos Febles separate manger Alex Cora from home plate umpire Laz Diaz in the third inning.
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ALCS Game 4: Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta reacts after getting out of the second inning.
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ALCS Game 4: Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke walks off of the field after the first inning.
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ALCS Game 4: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts flips the bat after hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning.
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ALCS Game 4: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts watches the ball after hitting a two-run home run.
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ALCS Game 4: Astros third baseman Alex Bregman rounds the bases after a solo homer in the first inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers' Kenley Jansen closes out the game in the ninth inning.
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NLCS Game 3: The Dodgers dugout reacts to right fielder Mookie Betts' RBI double in the eighth inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger celebrates with catcher Will Smith after hitting a three-run home run.
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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers' Cody Bellinger reacts after hitting a three-run home run in the eighth inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger hits a three-run home run in the eighth inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers' Chris Taylor steals second base in the eighth inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Braves right fielder Joc Pederson singles in the seventh inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson singles in the sixth inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Braves center fielder Adam Duvall celebrates after hitting a RBI single in the fifth inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler is relieved by manager Dave Roberts in the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman celebrates with team mates after scoring in the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers center fielder Gavin Lux can't make the catch in the fourth inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager hits a two-run home run in the first inning.
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NLCS Game 3: Mookie Betts steals second base.
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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson attends the game.
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NLCS Game 3: The Dodgers Blue Crew holds a flag up before the game.
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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers and Braves players line up before the contest.
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Game 3: The Houston Astros' Kyle Tucker hits a three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning.
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Game 3: Boston Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo plays a ball off of the Green Monster during the fourth inning.
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Game 3: The Boston Red Sox's Christian Arroyo (right) celebrates with teammate Kyle Schwarber after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning.
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Game 3: The Boston Red Sox's Kyle Schwarber flips the bat after hitting a grand slam.
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Game 3: Fans watch from Fenway Park.
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NLCS Game 2: Eddie Rosario celebrates his walk-off single.
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NLCS Game 2: Eddie Rosario celebrates his walk-off single.
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NLCS Game 2: Ozzie Albies slides to score a run in the eighth inning.
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NLCS Game 2: Julio Urias pitches in the eighth inning.
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NLCS Game 2: Austin Riley reacts after a double in the eighth inning.
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NLCS Game 2: Braves center fielder Guillermo Heredia misplays a ball in the seventh inning.
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NLCS Game 2: Dodgers relief pitcher Alex Vesia reacts after a strikeout in the fifth.
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NLCS Game 3: Corey Seager breaks his bat during the fifth inning.
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NLCS Game 2: Joc Pederson celebrates his two-run homer in the fourth.
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NLCS Game 2: Joc Pederson celebrates his two-run homer in the fourth.
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NLCS Game 2: Joc Pederson celebrates his two-run homer in the fourth.
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NLCS Game 2: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario makes a running catch.
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NLCS Game 2: Max Scherzer in the first inning against the Braves.
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NLCS Game 2: Mookie Betts rounds the bases on Corey Seager's two-run homer in the first inning.
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NLCS Game 2: Gavin Lux steals second base under Ozzie Albies' tag in the first inning.
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NLDS Game 1: The Braves celebrate their walk-off win over the Dodgers.
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NLDS Game 1: Braves third baseman Austin Riley is mobbed by his teammates after his walk off RBI in the ninth inning.
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NLDS Game 1: Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies scores the winning run in the ninth inning.
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NLCS Game 1: Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies steals second base in the bottom of the ninth inning.
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NLCS Game 1: Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor is tagged out by Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson to end the top of the ninth inning.
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NLDS Game 1: Braves relief pitcher Luke Jackson point to catcher Travis d'Arnaud after getting the final out in the eighth inning.
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NLDS Game 1: Braves relief pitcher Luke Jackson prepares to pitch in the eighth inning.
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NLDS Game 1: Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor is safe at second for a double in the seventh inning.
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NLDS Game 1: Braves third baseman Austin Riley hits a solo homer in the fourth inning.
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NLDS Game 1: Dodgers catcher Will Smith hits a solo home run in the fourth inning.
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NLDS Game 1: Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin cycles through a pitch.
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NLDS Game 1: A look at Tony Gonsolin's unique cleats with cats on them.
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NLDS Game 1: Dodgers left fielder AJ Pollock hits a double in the second inning.
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NLDS Game 1: Dodgers right fielder Steven Souza Jr. strikes out in the second inning.
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NLDS Game 1: Dodgers relief pitcher Phil Bickford jogs back to the dugout.
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NLDS Game 1: Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario scores on a wild pitch in the first inning.
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NLDS Game 1: Braves fans enter Truist Park.
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ALCS Game 2: Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez and third baseman Rafael Devers celebrate their 9-5 win.
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ALCS Game 2: Astros shortstop Carlos Correa reacts after hitting a single in the fourth inning.
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ALCS Game 2: Astros fans celebrate.
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ALCS Game 2: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve looks on during the eighth inning.
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ALCS Game 2: Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez celebrates with third baseman Rafael Devers after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning.
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ALCS Game 2: Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers celebrates his grand slam with his teammates.
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ALCS Game 2: Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers hits a grand slam against in the second inning.
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ALCS Game 2: Astros starting pitcher Luis Garcia is removed from the game with an injury in the second inning.
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ALCS Game 2: Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez touches home plate after hitting a grand slam in the first inning.
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ALCS Game 2: Astros center fielder Chas McCormick makes a diving catch to rob Red Sox center fielder Kike Hernandez in the first inning.
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ALCS Game 2: An Astros fan holds up a sign for shortstop Carlos Correa.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and second baseman Jose Altuve embrace after their win over the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros relief pitcher Ryan Pressly reacts after closing out the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel slides safely past Boston Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki during the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa hits a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa hits a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa reacts after hitting a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa celebrates with first base coach Omar Lopez after hitting a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa celebrates with first baseman Yuli Gurriel after hitting a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa celebrates with Jose Siri after hitting a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hits a game-tying, two-run home run during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is congratulated by shortstop Carlos Correa after hitting a game-tying, two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 1: Boston Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez is congratulated by shortstop Xander Bogaerts after making a catch to end the fifth inning against the Houston Astros.
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ALCS Game 1: Boston Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez catches a fly ball during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros.
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ALCS Game 1: Boston Red Sox right fielder Hunter Renfroe reacts after hitting a one-run double against the Houston Astros during the third inning at Minute Maid Park.
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ALCS Game 1: Boston Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez is congratulated by third base coach Carlos Febles after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the Houston Astros.
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ALCS Game 1: Boston Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez reacts after making a diving catch with the bases loaded in the second inning against the Houston Astros.
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ALCS Game 1: Boston Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez makes a diving catch with the bases loaded during the second inning against the Houston Astros.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve slides safely in at home during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado talks with starting pitcher Framber Valdez during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa greets left fielder Yordan Alvarez before the game against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park.
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ALCS Game 1: The Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez line up before the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros fans pose for a photo before game one against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park.
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ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros fans pose for a photo before the game against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park.
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ALCS Game 1: Fans try to catch a fly ball during batting practice before the game between the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park.
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ALCS Game 1: Young Houston Astros fans look on from the stands before the game against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park.
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ALCS Game 1: Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora points towards the stands before the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
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