For the first time since 2004, both of MLB’s League Championship Series will go seven games after the Los Angeles Dodgers staved off elimination on Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 6.
Braves starter Max Fried was brilliant on the mound, going 6.2 innings and allowing just three earned runs, but the Dodgers got to him early with back-to-back home runs in the first inning. Los Angeles shortstop Corey Seager drove a curveball into the fans seated near the right field foul pole, and just two pitches later, Justin Turner doubled the Dodgers’ lead with a shot to center field.
Dodgers start Walker Buehler pitched six scoreless innings – with some help from superstar right fielder Mookie Betts. In the top of the fifth with two outs and a runner on, Marcell Ozuna hit a fly ball to the top of the right field wall, but Betts pulled in a leaping catch into the wall to end the inning. Betts’ reaction was amazing, and the Dodgers held on to win 3-1, with Kenley Jansen earning a save.