LA Dodgers: Past experience pays dividends against Braves

LA Dodgers (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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The LA Dodgers were able to complete the comeback against the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS and have reached the World Series.

After a tough series against the Atlanta Braves, the LA Dodgers are once again heading to the World Series.

The Dodgers really had to battle back in the series, as the Braves had them on the ropes trailing 3-1 in the series. Winning three games in a row is no easy task, but the Dodgers were able to get it done and avoid a postseason failure.

In Game 7, the Dodgers were actually trailing early on. The Braves were able to jump out to an early lead in the first inning, as Marcel Ozuna was able to knock in Ronald Acuna with an RBI single.

The Braves continued to put the pressure on the Dodgers in the second inning, as Dansby Swanson hit a solo home run to make it a 2-0 game. Despite the quick start for the Braves, the Dodgers didn’t give up.

In the bottom of the third inning, the Dodgers were able to tie the game up with a two-run RBI single by Will Smith. The Dodgers weren’t able to keep it tied for long however, as Austin Riley got an RBI single.

After a few scoreless innings, the Dodgers got a clutch home run from Kike Hernandez in the bottom of the sixth inning to once again tie the game. The clutch hitting for the Dodgers didn’t stop there, as Cody Bellinger crushed a solo shot in the seventh inning to put the Dodgers on top.

Once the Dodgers got the lead late, they were able to hold on to it and secure the win. The clutch hitting from the Dodgers was key in this game, as all of that playoff experience the last few years certainly paid off against the Braves.