The dodgers kept their World Series aspirations alive for at least another day with a 7-3 win over Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Friday night.
The Braves lead the series and tomorrow Game 6 will be played, will they manage to tie the series like the Astros did?
– Antonio de Valdés (@adevaldes) October 17, 2020
Catcher Will Smith gave the lead with a home run against pitcher of the same name, Will Smith, while Corey Seager gave 2 home runs for the Dodgers to come back and avoid elimination.
Seager is the third player in Dodgers history with a multi-homer game when his team faces elimination, joining Adrian Gonzalez in 2013 and Shawn Green in 2004.
He is also the third player with 4 homers and 10 RBIs in a Championship Series, joining Nelson Cruz in 2011 and BJ Upton in 2008.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 17, 2020
Will Smith’s home run connected to Will Smith is the first by a hitter to a pitcher of the same name in postseason history.
– Gabo Chávez (@GaboChavez) October 17, 2020
Los Angeles Dodgers have avoided elimination for at least one night. Atlanta’s series lead was reduced to 3-2 after their victory.