Uribe hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give the Dodgers a 4-3 comeback victory Monday night at
The Dodgers became the first team to clinch a division series, defeating the Braves, 3-1, in the series. The victory advances the Dodgers to the
Then on a 2-2 pitch, he crushed a
If the series turned into a battle of bullpens, the Braves were supposed to have the edge, but Uribe changed that conversation.
Here is an inning-by-inning recap of Game 4:
Dodgers 4, Braves 3 (end of game):
Kenley Jansen wasted no time in finishing the game off. He struck out
And a hero walked among them.
Then on a 2-2 pitch, he absolutely drilled a two-run homer out to left. The stadium was absolutely shaking. He also had a two-run homer Sunday.
The Dodgers are bringing in
The Dodgers are down to their last six outs.
The got a two-out double from
But Gonzalez, who led the Dodgers with 100 RBI this season, flew out to right on a full count.
The Dodgers brought the infield in for pinch-hitter
It worked, Ellis bouncing out to third.
It also marked the final inning for
Kershaw pitched plenty well enough to win, holding the Braves to three hits and striking out six but was betrayed by a pair of unearned runs. After throwing 124 pitches Thursday, he threw 91 Monday.
It took him only 12 pitches, bringing his total pitch count to 91 after six innings.
Garcia has matched
This is becoming an extremely tense game, and one
Kershaw held the Braves scoreless in the fifth, but he did walk a batter and had to throw more than he wanted.
After 4 1/2 innings, Kershaw has thrown 79 pitches. He threw 124 pitches in Thursday's Game 1.
The Dodgers could find only pieces of an attack in the fourth.
Then with two outs,
Freeman quickly recovered, but his underhanded throw to
Kershaw gave up a leadoff single to
Kershaw struck out
Instead the normally reliable
After striking the ball hard in the first inning and looking like they might jump on starter
Until it was
It was his second homer of the game and third in two games. Going into the postseason, he'd hit only two since April.
Kershaw retired the side in order in the third. The hardest hit ball was actually struck by pitcher
Quick bottom of the inning for Dodgers, who went in order.
The Braves weren't happy about some of home plate umpire Bill Miller's calls.
McCann shared his dismay with Miller, causing Manager
Dodgers 1, Braves 0 (end of first):
The Dodgers weren't into wasting time. Their first hitter of the game,
The Dodgers did offer a twist on the first-pich ceremony. From around second base Eric Karros threw to
Garvey then took the microphone and said to the crowd: "Welcome to the final game of the 2013 NLDS." The crowd went wild.
Few athletes have seen their life has changed in the course of one year like
He had just completed his first season in the minors, a partial one at that, after being signed out of Cuba for a stunning seven-year, $42 million deal. A price that may prove an actual bargain.
Puig, 22, is now a regular with the Dodgers and has started ever postseason game for the Dodgers. In three games, he's hitting .462 and has scored four runs. All six of his hits have been singles, yet he constantly seems to be having an impact on the games with his hustle and daring.
Quite a change for someone who a year ago was trying to figure out what to do with his first offseason.
"I don't focus too much on it being the playoffs or being my first opportunity or anything like that," Puig said. "It's really just another game that I've played, and so I always give my best because it's the game that I love to play."
Puig seemed to come up slightly limping at one point in Sunday's game, but said he felt fine Monday. As hard as he plays, it always seems like he's running or diving into something.