Recap: Dodgers Keep Their World Series Hopes Alive And Force A Game 7

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POST-GAME BRIEFING

Behind a fantastic performance from Walker Buehler (and a three runs worth of mistakes from Max Fried) the Dodgers beat the Braves 3-1 to force a winner-take-all Game 7 tomorrow night.

Buehler threw six scoreless innings, notching six strikeouts in one of the most consequential starts of his young career. The Dodgers trusted Buehler to take the ball when it counted most,  and he rose to the occasion. Though Blake Treinen had a shaky start to his inning of relief – Nick Markakis tripled on his first pitch, and Ronald Acuna knocked him in – he was able to settle down and finish the inning. Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen came in for the eighth and ninth to shut the door.

All of the offense happened in the first. Corey Seager and Justin Turner his back-to-back solo shots to immediately put the Dodgers up 2-0. A Cody Bellinger RBI single that knocked in Max Muncy made ie 3-0, which was all the Dodgers needed to secure the W.

SCORING PLAYS

  • BOT 1st: Corey Seager solo home run (1-0)
  • BOT 1st: Justin Turner solo home run (2-0)
  • BOT 1st: Cody Bellinger RBI single (3-0)
  • TOP 7th: Ronald Acuna RBI double (3-1)

DLD PLAY OF THE GAME

Play of the game goes to Mookie Betts’ fantastic fifth inning catch that almost certainly prevented a Braves run from scoring.

DLD PLAYER OF THE GAME

Player of the game goes to Walker Buehler, who went six strong, scoreless innings against a merciless Braves offense.

UP NEXT

The Dodgers face the Braves in Game 7 of the NLCS tomorrow at 5:15pm. The winner will punch their ticket to the World Series. Neither team has announced a starter, but it’s likely to be an “all hands on deck” situation for both teams. Joe Davis will take the mic from Joe Buck tomorrow, so a familiar voice will narrate the deciding game.

Jacob Cisneros is a writer for Dodgers-LowDown. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @_JacobCisneros

Amanda Powers is an editor and writer for DLD. She’s been a Kershaw stan since 2008. Follow her on Twitter @geekpowers