Chris Taylor punished the Braves and Dodgers extend the Championship Series

For a guy who doesn’t like drama, Chris Taylor surely provided it in abundance. Related Rosario drives the Braves who are one victo...

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For a guy who doesn’t like drama, Chris Taylor surely provided it in abundance.

Taylor hit three home runs and drove in six runs, joining players like Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth in the October baseball lore, when the Dodgers of Los Angeles defeated Atlanta 11-2 on Thursday, cutting the Braves’ lead to 3. -2 in the National League Championship Series.

“It was definitely great to do it in this stadium, in front of these fans”: Taylor

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Chris Taylor made history by linking his name to elements like Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols, as the players hitting 3 home runs in a postseason game. Photo: AP

“It’s great. It’s definitely a surreal feeling for me, “said Taylor. “I never thought he was going to hit three home runs in a game, let alone a postseason game, and he still hasn’t assimilated.”

AJ Pollock had two home runs and four RBIs for the defending champion Dodgers, who have won seven straight postseason knockout games since last season.

It was a hit at the Dodgers table against the Braves

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Taylor says goodbye to some fans at Dodger Stadium after his three-homer, six-RBI day. Photo: AP

“It’s great. It’s definitely a surreal feeling for me, “said Taylor. “I never thought he was going to hit three home runs in a game, let alone a postseason game, and he still hasn’t assimilated.”

AJ Pollock had two home runs and four RBIs for the defending champion Dodgers, who have won seven straight postseason knockout games since last season.

They fell to Braves starter Max Fried

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Atlanta Braves starter Max Fried wasn’t as effective last night. AP Photo

After mustering up just four hits during a 9-2 loss in Game 4 that brought them to the brink of elimination, the desperate Dodgers hit eight hits in the third inning off Max Fried.

The Dodgers came to Fried with four straight hits in the second. Pollock hit a tying homer and Taylor drove the first pitch he saw to left field, putting Los Angeles in front definitively, 3-2.

Veteran Alberto Pujols was also a key player

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Alberto Pujols celebrates with AJ Pollock last night in the game that the Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves. Photo: AP

The 41-year-old Alberto Pujols reached base three times, including a walk, and scored twice on Taylor’s home runs. He had two singles for his third and fourth postseason hits in his second start.

The three-time MVP is among 11 players with a three-homer game in the postseason. Ruth accomplished the feat twice in the World Series. “Seeing Chris do that was very special,” Pujols said.

Dodgers relievers struggled to start but stopped Atlanta’s offense

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Joe “Mariachi” Kelly left the game after an injury. Photo: AP

Los Angeles also had a decisive performance from its bullpen, after starter Joe Kelly allowed a two-run homer to Freddie Freeman in the first and soon came out after 28 strained pitches to the right biceps that will knock him out for the rest. of the postseason.

Evan Phillips, Alex Vesia, Brusdar Graterol, Blake Treinen, Corey Knebel and Kenley Jansen combined to allow just three hits the rest of the way. Phillips struck out three in 1 1/3 inning and was credited with the win.

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