Dodgers do not let themselves die and force a fifth and final game against the Giants

Lyou Angeles Dodgers did not let themselves die. With an early response to the Giants they managed to tie the series (2-2) and force a fifth and final duel. An important 2-7 victory that left the Atlanta Braves waiting for a rival in the Championship Series.

The game started out simple for the Dodgers, who hit early with a Turner double who propelled Seager to Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani, who suffered another run from Lux, after Taylor’s RBI single.

It was until the fourth inning when Garcia was already in the relief that Mookie Betts hit a 388-foot home run to propel Buehler leaving the scoreboard 0-4.

Dave Roberts decided to get his starter Buehler, giving entry to Joe Kelly who was immediately punished with a single by Darin Ruf that led to Longoria. But when it seemed that San Francisco responded, Mookie Betts appeared with a fly that helped Bellinger to go home to extend the lead 1-5.

In the eighth inning, Crawford scored one more run on Bryant’s grounder bringing the count to 2-5, but the next time Smith hit a home run that sent Seager home and going 2-7 and alive in the Series.

With that home run Smith tied Roy Campanella in the second-highest HR number (4) for a Dodgers catcher.

Kelly was left with the victory while DeSclafani bore defeat.

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