Coddy Bellinger hit the ball for difference in the ninth inning, Mokkie Betts went 4-for-4 and Max Scherzer posted his first MLB career save. All of this combined for the Los Angeles Dodgers to beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1, a victory that allowed them to advance to the National League Championship Series.
In an impressive pitching duel, the team led by Dave Roberts took the better part and after some unconventional pitching movements, the Dodgers will face the Braves in Atlanta starting this Saturday, after beating the Giants 3-2 in the Divisional Series.
Reliever Corey Knebel started the game and was later relieved by Brusdar Graterol and Julio Urías. The strategist used his bullpen from the start and it paid off. In fact his closer, Kenley Jansen, acted in the eighth section and his starter Scherzer was in charge of closing the game.
Bellinger hit an RBI single in the ninth that became the series’ hit-run as it was the run of difference. For the Giants, who culminate a great season, the extraordinary work of starter Logan Webb was lost, who worked for 7 innings with four hits and just one run allowed, with 7 strikeouts.