Eddie Rosario hit a line drive up the center to attain Dansby Swanson and provides the Atlanta Braves their second straight walk-off win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Sport 2 of the Nationwide League Championship Sequence on Sunday.
The Braves, who needed to rally from two-runs down twice to earn a 5-4 win, took a 2-0 lead within the best-of-seven collection.
The reigning World Sequence champion Dodgers will attempt to regroup once they host Sport 3 on Tuesday.
That is the second straight 12 months the Braves will take a 2-0 lead towards the Dodgers into Sport 3 of the NLCS.
“That’s completely big,” Atlanta’s Austin Riley mentioned of incomes a pair of wins at residence earlier than heading to Dodger Stadium.
“That’s a troublesome ambiance, however I really feel prefer it’s going to be a enjoyable problem.”
The Braves have misplaced seven straight video games and 10 of their final 11 at Dodger Stadium. They have been swept in a three-game regular-season collection there in August and September.
The Dodgers gained 15 straight residence video games on the finish of the common season and have gained two of three at residence this postseason.
“I don’t need to remind them of something,” Braves supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned when requested what he’ll inform his workforce in regards to the job that awaits.
“I feel that they’re going to comprehend, and all of us do, final 12 months after we have been up 3-1, how onerous it’s to win a baseball sport.”
Atlanta started the underside of the eighth on Sunday trailing 4-2.
Rosario led off the body with a single towards Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias, a starter who was pitching in reduction. He superior to second on Freddie Freeman’s fly out and scored on a single by Ozzie Albies, sliding residence whereas avoiding the tag from Dodgers catcher Will Smith to make the rating 4-3.
Riley, who delivered a walk-off hit in Sport 1 on Saturday, belted a double over the top of Mookie Betts and off the wall in middle area that allowed Albies to return residence because the tying run.
After Braves pitcher Will Smith retired three straight batters within the prime of the ninth, the Dodgers despatched Brusdar Graterol to the mound.
Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud greeted him with a single however was out at second after a bunt by Swanson. After one other groundout, Rosario got here to the plate to face Dodgers nearer Kenley Jansen with two outs and despatched a ball screaming up the center. Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager couldn’t corral it, and Swanson scored the profitable run because the ball rolled away from the Los Angeles infielder.
The ninth-inning drama ended a detailed sport by which the Dodgers took the lead within the first inning on Seager’s two-run residence run towards Braves starter Ian Anderson earlier than an out had been recorded.
Former Dodger Joc Pederson answered with a two-run blast off a curveball from Los Angeles starter Max Scherzer to tie the sport within the fourth inning.
Chris Taylor put the Dodgers up once more within the seventh with a double that scored two runs earlier than the Braves rallied within the last body.
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