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Recap: Dodgers defeat Braves 7-3 in Game 5 of NLCS

The Dodgers defeated the Braves 7-3 in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Friday at Globe Life Field. Atlanta leads the series 3-2.

Will Smith, left, celebrates with Dodgers teammate Justin Turner after hitting a three-run home run.
Will Smith, left, celebrates with Dodgers teammate Justin Turner after hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

The Dodgers kept their World Series aspirations alive for at least another day with a 7-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Friday.

The Braves lead the series 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Saturday.