The Los Angeles Dodgers have beaten the Atlanta Braves to advance to the National League Championship series.
The Dodgers will return to the NLCS for the first time since 2009 after beating the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in game four of the first playoff series on Monday night.
Most of the excitement came in the eighth inning when Juan Uribe hit a two-run home run in front a packed house at Dodger Stadium, to propel the team to a late rally.
This was Uribe’s second go-ahead homer in a late inning and after the game he said, “It was an unbelievable game. I wanted to have a good swing and try to win the game.”
And he got his wish, which was just what the team needed after being down 2-3 prior to his homer.
The team knew they had to put it away at home and started pitcher Clayton Kershaw who was working on short rest and pitched six innings keeping the Los Angeles Dodgers close enough for the late inning rally.
Carl Crawford was also instrumental in the final result, as he hit two single home runs.
Uribe, who is in the midst of a comeback, and slammed his second late inning homer to give the Dodgers the 4-3 lead in dramatic fashion to the thrill of the home crowd.
“It was a good moment for me,” Uribe who was a Giants World Series hero in 2010 and has five career postseason homers, said after the game. “It was a good moment, too, for doing my job. This is what I tell my teammates. A lot of people want to be in the moment that we have right now. And this moment we’ll never forget.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers advance to the NLCS and will face the winner of game five between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.