Photos: Chris Taylor’s home run blast launches Dodgers over Cardinals

Chris Taylor reacts while running the bases after his two-run homer wins the game.
Chris Taylor reacts while running the bases after his two-run homer wins the game against the St Louis Cardinals in the National League Wild Card game at Dodger Stadium. The win propels them into the NL Division Series against the San Francisco Giants.
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A baseball rose from struggling Chris Taylor’s wildest imagination and floated into a city’s wildest dreams Wednesday night, landing in legend and legacy and the Dodger Stadium left-field pavilion.

Cue the bouncing blue home-plate mosh pit. Cue Chavez Ravine rocking from its ancient core. Cue “I Love L.A.!”

And, yes, yes, yes, bring on the Giants!

Chris Taylor hits the game-winning two-run home run during the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Chris Taylor celebrates while rounding the bases after hitting the game-winning two-run home run.
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Taylor runs past a dejected St Louis Cardinals bench.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 6, 2021: Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor (3) reacts while running the bases.
Taylor reacts while running the bases.
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St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Alex Reyes (29) stares into the outfield
St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Alex Reyes (29) stares into the outfield after Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor (3) hit a two-run homer to win the National League Wild Card game at Dodger Stadium.
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Taylor reacts while running the bases after his two-run homer wins the game against the St Louis Cardinals.
Taylor reacts while running the bases after his 2-run homer wins the game against the St Louis Cardinals.
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina walks off the field as the Dodgers pour out of the dugout to celebrate.
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Chris Taylor rounds the bases after hitting the game-winning two-run home run.
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Chris Taylor approaches home after hitting the game-winning two-run home run during the ninth inning
Chris Taylor rounds the bases after hitting the game-winning two-run home run during the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Chris Taylor celebrates while rounding the bases.
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Dodgers celebrate and look at Chris Taylor's thrown helmet as he approaches home plate.
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Chris Taylor celebrates with Steven Souza Jr., left, and Cody Bellinger among others while crossing home plate.
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