Juan Uribe launches Los Angeles Dodgers into NLCS
- Updated: October 8, 2013
Juan Uribe launches a two-run home run to send the Los Angeles Dodgers into the National League Championship series with an exciting 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves Monday night.
The Dodgers became the first team to secure divisional berth, defeating the Braves, 3-1, in the series. The victory leads the Dodgers to the NLDS, where they’ll play the winner of the Pittsburgh Pirates-St. Louis Cardinals series, as of press time tied at 2-2 all.
The Dodgers enter the NDLS series for the first time since 2009.
Dodgers players from the dugout and bullpen immediately swarmed the mound in celebration of their victory right after Kenley Jansen’s nailed the the strike out against the Braves.
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 Jordan Schafer, Jason Heyward and Justin Upton to end it.
Dodgers 4, Braves 3 (end of eighth)
And a hero walked among them.
After Yasiel Puig opened the inning with a double off David Carpenter, Manager Don Mattingly asked Juan Uribe to bunt him to third. Agh! The speedy Puig could score easily from second on a single. Uribe twice failed to get the bunt down.
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 Kenley Jansen in to close it out in the ninth and wrap up the series.
Braves 3, Dodgers 2 (middle of eighth)
Brian Wilson came in to pitch the eighth. The Beard struck out his first two (Brian McCann striking out for the fourth time), and then gave up a singles to Chris Johnson and Andrelton Simmons before he got Elliot Johnson to fly out.
Braves 3, Dodgers 2 (end of seventh)
The Dodgers are down to their last six outs.