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2013 NLDS: Dodgers rally past Braves, advance to NLCS

An eighth inning two-run home run by Juan Uribe lifted the Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the Braves and punched their ticket to the NLCS.

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Braves players boycott Chipper Jones' first pitch

Many players on the team were reportedly unhappy with Jones' prediction for the series.


Yasiel Puig's celebration breaks camera

Look, Yasiel Puig just doesn't know how to celebrate with liquids.


Dodgers advance to NLCS

Juan Uribe gave the Dodgers their first playoff series win since 2009.


Dodgers lead late

Juan Uribe couldn't lay down a bunt, but he could give his team the lead with a massive home run.


Dodgers, Braves still tied

Through six innings in Los Angeles, the Dodgers (at least the ones not named Carl Crawford) and Braves aren't displaying a whole lot of offensive fireworks.


First base is hard

The first basemen haven't played the most solid defense in Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves.

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez botched a couple of plays in the top of the fourth inning, allowing the Braves to come back from a 2-0 deficit. In the bottom half of the frame, Freddie Freeman had a hard time fielding the position:


In all fairness, that was a rocket off the bat of Skip Schumaker, and the official scorer ruled accordingly.

Freeman's play was excusable, but it's hard to say the same about Gonzalez's miscues. The Dodgers need to cut down on those or risk wasting Clayton Kershaw's much-talked-about start on short rest.

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Dodgers, Braves tied after 4

Carl Crawford put the Dodgers ahead by a pair of runs early, but shabby defense by L.A. allowed the Braves to climb back into the game.


Crawford goes deep

Carl Crawford got the Los Angeles Dodgers on the board early in Game 3 of the National League Division Series by taking Atlanta Braves starter Freddy Garcia deep.

Crawford got an 80-mph splitter on the fifth pitch of the Dodgers' first at-bat of the game and pummeled it over the right field wall.


Hanley Ramirez followed with a single and a stolen base, but Garcia escaped with no further damage.

The homer was Crawford's second this postseason and fifth of his playoff career.

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Dodgers vs. Braves: NLDS Game 4 lineups

Both teams have used the same starting lineups for all four games of the series.


Nolasco will start Game 4 for Dodgers

The team considered pitching Kershaw on three days rest, but will turn to Nolasco instead.


Braves vs. Dodgers: Time, TV schedule and pitchers

Nolasco is scheduled to start for the Dodgers, but Kershaw could pitch on short rest.


Ramirez's three-hit day leads Dodgers to 13-6 win

The Dodgers tied their franchise record for runs in a playoff game with 13.


Crawford falls into the stands making a catch

The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to have Game 3 of the NLDS wrapped up with a 10-4 lead in the eighth inning, but outfielder Carl Crawford is still putting his body on the line, tumbling into the stands to make a catch on a foul ball.


Crawford held onto the ball after sticking the landing, securing the first out in the top of the eight for Los Angeles.


Dodgers maintain 10-4 lead over Braves

Chris Capuano has worked three scoreless innings in relief of Hyun-Jin Ryu.


LA scores 4 in 4th, extends lead to 10-4

Hanley Ramirez has a double and a triple in three plate appearances.


Dodgers regain lead with 2 runs in the 3rd

The Los Angeles Dodgers responded quickly to the Atlanta Braves scoring two runs in the top of the third, scoring two runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning to give the home team a 6-4 advantage.

Hanley Ramirez led off the inning with a double, scoring on an Adrian Gonzalez single. Yasiel Puig followed with a fielder's choice to third, but Elliot Johnson made an errant throw to first, allowing Puig to advance to second.

Julio Teheran momentarily recovered, striking out Juan Uribe for the second out of the inning. Skip Schumaker followed with a two-out single, driving in Puig.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez left Teheran in the game, to the surprise of many on Twitter:

A.J. Ellis hit a single against Teheran, finally getting Gonzalez to pull him in favor of Alex Wood. Don Mattingly countered by sending Michael Young to the plate, hitting for Hyun-Jin Ryu. Wood struck out Young to end the inning.


Ryu has a bad inning, Braves even score at 4-4

Hyun-Jin Ryu struggled in the top of half of the third inning, making a pair of avoidable misplays that helped the Atlanta Braves score two runs and tie the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-4.

Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis hit three consecutive singles to load the bases with nobody out. Brian McCann then grounded into what should have been a double-play, but Ryu missed the bag covering first base, only recording one out:


Chris Johnson followed with a weak dribbler to the pitcher, and Ryu chose to throw home instead of taking the sure out. Freeman ended up scoring easily, tying the game.

Tommy Lasorda did not looked pleased after the errors:


Andrelton Simmons grounded into a double play to end the inning, but if Ryu covers the bag and takes the sure out, the Dodgers would have exited the inning with a one-run lead. As it currently stands, the teams enter the bottom of the third tied.


Crawford HR puts LA on top 4-2

Atlanta drove in two runs with two outs in the top of the first inning, while Los Angles hung four runs on Julio Teheran in the bottom of the second.


Braves jump out to quick 2-0 lead

The Atlanta Braves jumped out to a quick lead over the Dodgers thanks to a pair of two-out RBI singles. Justin Upton started the rally with a one-out double against Hyun-Jin Ryu. Evan Gattis plated Upton with a single up the middle, driving in the first run of the game:


Brian McCann followed with a walk, advancing Gattis to second. Chris Johnson drove in the second run of the inning with single to center field. Ryu forced an Andrelton Simmons popout to end the inning, bringing the Dodgers to the plate for their first at-bats of the game.


Braves vs. Dodgers: Lineups for NLDS Game 3

Both teams are carrying over Friday's lineups into Game 3.


NLDS 2013: Clayton Kershaw could start Game 4

Kershaw could take the mound if the Dodgers face elimination at the hands of the Braves.


Braves vs. Dodgers: Time, TV Schedule, pitchers

A pair of rookies will take the mound in a critical Game 3.


Laird nabs Gordon

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis did about all you can ask for against a closer of Craig Kimbrel's stature, drawing a walk with one out in the ninth inning to represent the tying run. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, it didn't matter.

Ellis was lifted for pinch-runner Dee Gordon, whose attempt to move into scoring position with a stolen base was denied by Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird -- and perhaps, the second base umpire, judging by Gordon's reaction:


(Hat-tip to @corkgaines.)

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Braves bounce back, top Dodgers

Jason Heyward delivered a two-run single in the seventh inning to help Atlanta even the series.


Braves hold 1-run lead

Offense remains at a premium in Atlanta on Friday.


Chick-Fil-A cow does the Tomahawk Chop

This video is worth 20 seconds of your time.

Watch it, and then do one of the following:

A) Laugh

B) Cry

C) Do both simultaneously while wondering what the heck you just saw.

Thank you, Chick-Fil-A cow.


Dodgers vs. Braves score: Atlanta takes 2-1 lead

Chris Johnson plated Freddie Freeman to put the Braves in front 2-1.


Hanley, Andrelton trade RBI doubles, game tied 1-1

A pair of RBI doubles into right field highlighted the first two innings of Game 2 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Braves at Turner Field.


Dodgers vs. Braves: Game 2 lineups

Los Angeles and Atlanta gear up for Game 2 of the NLDS.


NLDS Game 1 GIF recap: Kershaw Ks the Braves

The Dodgers got a dominant outing from Clayton Kershaw, a home run from Adrian Gonzalez and big hits from players up and down the line up to draw first blood in the NLDS.


2013 NLDS Game 1: Dodgers 6, Braves 1

Clayton Kershaw pitched his way into Dodgers' history with a dominant performance and the Dodgers offense overwhelmed Braves' starter Kris Medlen.


NLDS Game 1 score: L.A. leads Atlanta, 6-1

The Dodgers added another run and Clayton Kershaw shifted back into shutdown mode.


Clayton Kershaw curve freezes B.J. Upton

Clayton Kershaw struggled to find his command on Thursday night against the Braves, but since struggling is a relative term for him, that means he only allowed one run through four innings despite needing 77 pitches.

And then, in the fifth inning, Kershaw found his stride, striking out all three Braves, including this devastating curve to pinch hitter B.J. Upton.

That's just not fair, folks.


NLDS Game 1 score update: Dodgers 5, Braves 1

The Braves got a run back in the fourth, but still trail by four. Can they come back against Los Angeles?


Yasiel Puig catches Evan Gattis nappng

Chris Johnson flew out to Yasiel Puig for the second out in the second inning of Game 1 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Braves. That should be the end of the story, but Evan Gattis, who was on first base with a single, got duped by Puig and his rather nonchalant way of catching fly balls.

Gattis strayed too far off first base and Puig nailed him easily for an inning-ending double play. Puig also scored the Dodgers' first run of the game thanks to some aggressive base running in the second. In the early going at least, Puig has done all the little things just right for Los Angeles.


Dodgers take 2-0 lead after 2

Two innings into the first Game of the NLDS, the Dodgers have two run lead on thanks to RBIs from Skip Schumaker and A.J. Ellis as well as Yasiel Puig's heads-up play on both sides of the ball.


NLDS 2013 preview: Dodgers vs. Braves

Two of the NL's best clash in a series Mike Bates thinks has a foregone conclusion.


NLDS 2013: Injured Ethier makes Dodgers roster

Los Angeles still need a new starter in the outfield as they take on Atlanta.


Dodgers-Braves TV info, more

The Dodgers will start the 2013 postseason on the road -- a place where they've been comfortable.


Brian McCann injury: Braves catcher ready to play

McCann left the Braves game Sept. 26 with a groin strain, but says he feels healthy after some time off.

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