Braves vs. Dodgers Series


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ARLINGTON, TX – OCTOBER 16: Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers rounds the bases as Joc Pederson #31 and the dugout celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning during Game 5 of the NLCS between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Globe Life Field on Friday, October 16, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Going into the series, the Los Angeles Dodgers were heavy favorites over the Atlanta Braves for the National League title and a spot in the World Series.

Game 1:

In game 1 the Braves had an early run in the 1st inning to sway the momentum and just destruction in the 9th with 4 runs compared to the Dodgers’ mere 1 run from Enrique Hernandez.. The run scorers from the Braves consisted of fan-favorite Freddie Freeman, Ronald Acuña Jr., Marcell Ozuna, Ozzie Albies, and Austin Riley. Series: 1-0 Braves.

Game 2:

Probably the craziest game of the series, the Braves just barely clutched out a win over the Dodgers with a score of 8-7 Braves. Ronald Acuña and Freddie Freeman showed out with two home runs each. Ozzie Albies ended the top of the 9th with a home run but in the bottom of the 9th the Dodgers started coming back strong. They scored 4 runs in the 9th to make it 8-7 but still got sent home with an L. Series: 2-0 Braves.

Game 3:

Game 3 was a fantastic game for the Dodgers. The game was probably a must win for LA and they brought it home with a crazy score of 15-3. They hardly gave the Braves a chance with their astonishing 11 runs in the 1st inning. Almost everyone scored but the big scorers were Corey Seager with 3, Mookie Betts with 2, Justin Turner with 2, Max Muncy with 2, and Cody Bellinger with 2. Series: 2-1 Braves.

Game 4:

In Game 4, the Braves flipped the switch with an ending score of 10-2. They were the ones in total domination starting in the 6th inning where they scored 6 runs. Marcell Ozuna scored big with 3 runs and Ronald Acuña Jr also showed out with 2 runs to his name. Series: 3-1 Braves.

Game 5:

Game 5 was a turning point game for the Dodgers with a final score of 7-3. The first few innings were slow with 1 run from each team but the Dodgers scored 3 runs in both the 6th and 7th innings to pull away. Series: 3-2 Braves.

Game 6:

Game 6 was a fantastic defensive game for the Dodgers. They scored 3 runs early in the first inning and held the Braves to only 1 run for the rest of the game. Series tied 3-3.

Game 7:

In game 7 of the championship game for the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat out the Atlanta Braves in a thriller with a score of 4-3. Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger clutched out with a home run in the 7th inning to secure their spot in the World Series vs. the Rays. Series: 4-3 Dodgers.