The Dodgers beat their ticket to a third World Series appearance in four seasons with a 4-3 win over the Braves in Game 7 of the NLCS on Sunday thanks to a home game by Cody Bellinger in the seventh inning.
LA lagged behind for most of the game but fought twice for the draw and eventually took the first lead at Bellinger's explosion.
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Atlanta won 2-0 with an RBI single from Marcell Ozuna at the top of the first and a solo home race by Dansby Swanson at the top of the second. The Dodgers reacted in the bottom third when Will Smith hit a two-run single and knocked the Braves layer as he struck the ball through the open right side of the infield.
The Braves retreated in fourth place when Austin Riley scored the second goal for Ozzie Albies in the middle. They had a chance to do further damage in the inning with two runners in goal position and no outs, but they got caught up in double play. Nick Markakis hit a sharp grounder against third baseman Justin Turner who threw home to catch Swanson in a shabby condition. Turner found Swanson, and then he threw himself back in third place to catch Riley.
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Atlanta almost built its lead back in fifth when Freddie Freeman started a drive into right field, but Mookie Betts had tuned his jump perfectly when he grabbed the ball and stole a home run from Freeman.
LA ended the game in sixth place with a tight home run from Enrique Hernandez. Hernandez saw seven spaces in the bat before defeating the eighth space.
Bellinger followed suit at the end of the seventh, seeing seven pitches before turning one to the right and taking a moment to see it fly before trotting around the bases.
Now LA will turn its attention to the American League champion Rays in the World Series. Game 1 is scheduled for Tuesday in Arlington, Texas.
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Dodgers vs. Good live updates, highlights from NLCS Game 7
11:53 p.m. – FINAL: Dodgers 4, Braves 3. Bellinger takes the finals and sends LA back to the World Series.
11:45 p.m. – END 8: Dodgers 4, Braves 3. Melancon is making Seager fall short and Atlanta will have one last chance to extend the game.
11:43 pm – – Betts tears a double into the gap in the middle right. Chance for Seager to extend the lead.
11:38 pm – – Melancon will run for Atlanta at the end of eighth place.
11:35 p.m. – MIDDLE 8: Dodgers 4, Braves 3. Nothing that means so much to Atlanta that Urias will retire her. Another chance for LA to get some insurance runs.
11:23 p.m. – END 7: Dodgers 4, Braves 3. Martin knocks out the side to end the inning but the damage was done when Atlanta finished eighth for the first time tonight.
11:21 pm – – THING ALARM: Cody Bellinger watches it fly as he gives the Dodgers the first lead of the night on a solo bomb in right field. LA leads 4-3, two outs at the end of the seventh.
11:09 PM – MID 7: Braves 3, Dodgers 3. Urias is pulling back to bring us to the seventh inning.
11:04 pm – – Julio Urias wants to finish seventh for LA.
11:01 p.m. – END 6: Braves 3, Dodgers 3. Martin makes Turner fly right to end the inning. Markakis will take seventh place for Atlanta.
10:51 p.m. – AT HOME. Seager meets Albies on second base who throws him home to get Taylor. That's it for Minter, Chris Martin comes with an on and two outs.
10:50 p.m. – – Taylor follows Hernandez & # 39; Homer with a double on the left field line. No outs, runner-up for Betts at the top of the order.
10:46 p.m. – DINGER ALARM. In eighth place of the At Bat, Hernandez turns one to the left and the game is now a 3-3 draw.
10:42 pm – – A.J. Minter starts at the end of sixth place for Atlanta and meets Kike Hernandez.
10:38 p.m. – MIDDLE 6: Braves 3, Dodgers 2. Graterol returns to strikeouts to end the frame.
10:32 p.m. – – Brusdar Graterol ranks sixth for LA.
10:29 p.m. – END 5: Braves 3, Dodgers 2. Greene gets a ground ball double play to end the inning.
10:23 pm – – Shane Greene comes fifth for Atlanta, Smith leads.
10:19 p.m. – MIDDLE 5: Braves 3, Dodgers 2. Treinen withdraws from the team thanks to the great game of Betts.
10:18 p.m. – Robbery! Betts takes one off the board as he snaps a possible home run over Freeman's right field fence.
10:12 p.m. – END 4: Braves 3, Dodgers 2. Matzek works from a jam laden with bases and knocks out Muncy to avoid trouble. Braves still lead in fifth place.
10:03 p.m. – – Taylor flares a one-off single to midfield and Betts goes to put on a pair for Seager.
9:55 pm – – Tyler Matzek finished fourth for Atlanta.
9:52 p.m. – MIDDLE 4: Braves 3, Dodgers 2. Atlanta pulls ahead, but LA would do well to limit the damage to one run. Much baseball remains to be played.
9:51 p.m. – DOUBLE GAME. After a wild pitch, Markakis hits a tough grounder in third place against Turner who catches Swanson in a pickle trying to score and then gets Riley to advance to third base. Big momentum as there are now two outs with one runner.
9:42 pm – – RBI SINGLE. Riley drives a two-hit pitch back in the middle to bring Albies home and give the Braves a 3-2 lead. Nick Markakis still has no outs with first and second place runners. It looks like that will be all for Gonsolin when Blake Treinen walks in.
9:39 pm – – Albies and Swanson go in a row to put on two for Austin Riley with no outs.
9:30 p.m. – END 3: Braves 2, Dodgers 2. Anderson works out of the traffic jam and makes Pollock fly in the middle to finish the third.
9:25 p.m. – TIE GAME: Smith slams you through the right side with three infielders shifted to the left of second base and scores both runs to end it 2-2.
9:23 pm – – Turner pulls a two-out walk and Muncy tears a double on the right field line. Second and third for Smith.
9:14 p.m. – MIDDLE 3: Braves 2, Dodgers 0. Gonsolin is working fast with a much-needed five-pitch inning.
9:08 pm – END 2: Braves 2, Dodgers 0. Anderson works out of the traffic jam and beats Taylor with a 3-2 change.
9:04 pm – – A.J. Pollock hits a hanging curveball with two hits for a single with two drops, and Joc Pederson pokes one in the gap in the center left. Runner on the corners now for Chris Taylor.
8:57 pm – – Will Smith just missed a home run when he dirtied it on the left field line and flies to the right a few places later.
8:52 p.m. – MIDDLE 2: Braves 2, Dodgers 0. Gonsolin is working on a two-pronged walk and gets Acuna to jump left to finish the frame.
8:44 p.m. – DINGER ALARM: Tony Gonsolin comes out to start the second inning and Dansby Swanson leads it with a solo shot to the left. Braves now lead 2-0.
8:40 p.m. – END 1: Braves 1, Dodgers 0. Ian Anderson gets Turner to come out and knocks out Max Muncy to end the inning.
8:36 pm – – Freeman knocks it down to get Seager out first. Betts is second with an out, Justin Turner is at the start.
8:32 pm – – Mookie Betts fights 2-0, works full, and snaps a base hit to the left to take the matter to LA. Enter Corey Seager.
8:27 p.m. – MIDDLE 1: Braves 1, Dodgers 0. May knocks out Albies to escape further trouble.
8:24 pm – – May brings Travis d & # 39; Arnaud to miss out on a double game. Two outs now, Freeman in third place for Ozzie Albies.
8:22 pm – – Ozuna drives you through the left side and brings Acuna home. Atlanta leads 1-0, the runners in first and second places and no outs in first.
8:21 pm – – Freeman also goes on four fields and now there are two for Marcell Ozuna, no outs.
8:18 pm – – Acuna steals Freddie Freeman in first place and now he's in goal position.
If you 8:17 pm – – Dustin May walks four fields with Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Braves have the first man to start the game.
(Updates begin at 8:15 p.m. ET)
Dodgers vs. Good start time
- First pitch: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel: Fox, FS1
- Live broadcast: Fox Sports Live, fuboTV
Game 7 between the Dodgers and Braves is scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast nationwide on Fox and Fox Sports 1. You can also stream the NLCS finals live on Fox Sports or on fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
World Series schedule 2020
The 2020 World Series will be held exclusively at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. It is the only postseason series in 2020 that also includes non-working days.
For the past few years, the first pitch in the World Series has usually been around 8:07 p.m. ET, so expect that in 2020.
|date||game||Start time||TV channel|
|Tuesday October 20th||Game 1||8:09 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Wednesday October 21||Game 2||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Friday October 23rd||Game 3||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Saturday October 24th||Game 4||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Sunday October 25th||Game 5 *||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Tuesday October 27th||Game 6 *||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Wednesday October 28th||Game 7 *||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|