ATLANTA, GA—The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves in Game 4, 6-2 on Monday, October 8. The Dodgers will face the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, October 12.
Los Angeles started off quickly, as they were looking to close out the series. Third baseman Manny Machado hit a double to the left allowing infielder Max Muncy to score on the play. The score was 1-0. However, the Braves would grab the lead in the fourth inning.
With Hill pitching, catcher Kurt Suzuki hit a single to the left allowing infielder Johan Camargo and catcher Tyler Flowers to score. In the top of the 6th, Los Angeles would reclaim the lead for good. Third baseman David Freese hit a single to centerfield off a Brach pitch. First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Yasiel Puig scored to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.
The Dodgers would extend their lead in the top of the seventh. Machado slammed a home run down left field that quieted the Braves crowd. Third baseman Justin Turner and Muncy also scored, giving the Dodgers a 6-2 lead. Neither team scored the rest of the game, and Los Angeles advanced to the NLCS.
The trade acquisitions of the Los Angeles Dodgers paid large dividends in this close out game. Machado and Freese accounted for all six of the Dodgers’ points.
The Dodgers will have to travel on the road in Games 1 and 2 against the Brewers. The winner of the series will face the Boston Red Sox or Houston Astros in the World Series.