Photos: Dodgers defeat Braves in NLCS Game 7

The Dodgers run onto the field, embracing and slapping backs.
The Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 7 of the NLCS to advance to the World Series for the third time in four years.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

The Dodgers advanced to the World Series for the third time in four years after defeating the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

The Dodgers open the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday in hopes of winning their first title since 1988.

Here are some of the best images of the game from longtime Los Angeles Times photographer Robert Gauthier.

Catcher Will Smith runs toward pitcher Julio Urias, who looks skyward.
Catcher Will Smith goes to celebrate with pitcher Julio Urias, who blanked the Atlanta Braves over the final three innings of Game 7.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Cody Bellinger yells to the dugout on his way to first base after his seventh-inning homer.
Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger homers against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in Game 7 of the NLCS at Globe Life Field.
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Cody Bellinger does a forearm slam with teammate Kiké Hernández.
Cody Bellinger celebrates with teammate Kiké Hernández with a forearm slam that he later said popped his shoulder out. Bellinger said a trainer had to fix the problem before he could return to the field.
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Kiké Hernández tosses his bat aside after hitting a game-tying home run.
Dodgers pinch hitter Kiké Hernández tosses his bat to the side after hitting a game-tying home run during the sixth inning of Game 7.
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Catcher Travis d'Arnaud tags out Chris Taylor as Taylor tries to slide head first into home plate.
Dodgers second baseman Chris Taylor is tagged out by Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud in the sixth inning.
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Mookie Betts makes a spectacular leap against the wall to catch a ball.
Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts robs Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman of a home run during the fifth inning.
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Justin Turner goes parallel midair as he tags out Dansby Swanson.
Dodgers’ Justin Turner tags out Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson before spinning and throwing to third for a double play.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Catcher Will Smith celebrates as the ump calls Austin Riley out after a tag by Corey Seager at third.
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager tags the Braves’ Austin Riley at third base to complete a fourth-inning double play.
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Will Smith points to the dugout on his way to first after hitting a two-run single.
Dodgers catcher Will Smith reacts after hitting a two-run single during the third inning at Globe Life Field.
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Max Muncy collides with Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud at home plate.
Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy collides with Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud while scoring a run during the third inning.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Marcell Ozuna and Dansby Swanson leap into the air for a forearm bump.
Marcell Ozuna greets Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson after Swanson’s second-inning home run off Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin.
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Ronald Acuna Jr. slides into home, beating the throw to Dodgers catcher Will Smith.
Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. beats the throw to Dodgers catcher Will Smith to give the Braves a first-inning lead.
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Mookie Betts gestures toward his teammates after hitting a single.
Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts gestures toward his teammates after hitting a single during the first inning of Game 7 of the NLCS.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers starter Dustin May yells out after striking out Ozzie Albies.
Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May yells out after striking out Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies to end the first inning.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)