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Braves blast 4 HRs, beat Dodgers 9-2 for 3-1 lead in NLCS

Oct. 21, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Behind the red-hot bat of Eddie Rosario, the Atlanta Braves are one win away from their first World Series appearance since 1999. All they need to do is put away the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Easier said than done. ...

Bellinger, Betts rally Dodgers, cut Braves' NLCS lead to 2-1

Oct. 19, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger keeps erasing a forgettable regular season, with his latest big swing putting the Los Angeles Dodgers right back in the NL Championship Series. Bellinger hit a tying, three-run homer and Mookie Betts then lined...

Late-night magic: Braves beat Dodgers 5-4, lead NLCS 2-0

Oct. 18, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — More late-night magic has the Atlanta Braves just two wins away from the World Series. Eddie Rosario delivered Atlanta’s second straight walk-off hit in the ninth inning, giving the Braves a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday and a...

Aggressive use of Scherzer, Urías backfires; LA in NLCS hole

Oct. 18, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer fatigued early, Julio Urías faltered late, and when Kenley Jansen couldn't strand an inherited runner in the bottom of the ninth inning, Los Angeles fell into a 2-0 hole in the NL Championship Series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has made it...

Riley's game-winning single in 9th lifts Braves past Dodgers

Oct. 17, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A couple of clutch swings from breakout slugger Austin Riley got the underdog Atlanta Braves off to a fast start in the NL Championship Series. Riley homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Atlanta a...

Taylor's blunder, other missed chances put LA in NLCS hole

Oct. 17, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If Chris Taylor could do it all over, he would've stopped at second base on Cody Bellinger's ninth-inning single. He called it a bad read on the bases. “As I was rounding second, I saw (right fielder Joc Pederson) get the ball...

Dodgers say Knebel, not Scherzer, will start Game 1 of NLCS

Oct. 16, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wants Max Scherzer at full strength against the Atlanta Braves. Roberts believes an extra day of rest will have Scherzer ready to go. Los Angeles is starting Corey Knebel in Game 1 of the NL Championship...

Dodgers' Scherzer planned NLCS Game 1 starter against Braves

Oct. 15, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer is lined up to throw the Los Angeles Dodgers' first pitch in the NL Championship Series only two days after delivering the final pitch in their NL Division Series-clinching win. Unusual? Yes. And yet no one is surprised. ...

Braves plan to be without OF Soler in NL Championship Series

Oct. 14, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are preparing to play without outfielder Jorge Soler in the NL Championship Series as they await his clearance following his positive COVID-19 test. The Braves worked out Thursday at Truist Park without Soler, who was pulled from the...

M-V-Free! Freeman HR sends Braves to NLCS, 5-4 over Brewers

Oct. 12, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves will get another chance to finish the job they came agonizingly close to achieving a year ago. It doesn’t matter at all that they had fewer wins than any other playoff team. Freeman hit an...