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The Los Angeles Dodgers, thanks to a wild night from Chris Taylor, aren’t done just yet.

The Dodgers, facing elimination in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, flew past the Atlanta Braves 11-2 behind three home runs from Taylor to keep their World Series hopes alive.

The Dodgers now trail the Braves 3-2 in the NLCS heading into Game 6 in Atlanta on Saturday night.

Taylor is just the 11th player in MLB history to have a three-homer game in the postseason, and the first since Kiké Hernández did so for the Dodgers in 2017 against the Chicago Cubs.

“It’s just a cool night, definitely surreal,” Taylor said on SportsNet. “The biggest thing was that we were able to get the win and answer, and now we get to go to Atlanta which is what we wanted to do. For me I’m feeling good up there and not thinking too much, which is good.”

"I'm feeling good at the plate and not thinking too much." Chris Taylor (4-5, 3 HR, 6 RBI) with @kirsten_watson on his approach at the plate in Game 5. pic.twitter.com/tUUhq5DC7U

— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) October 22, 2021

Chris Taylor lifts Dodgers past Braves

It looked like the Braves were going to pick up right where they left off on Thursday after their dominant 9-2 win in Game 4. Freddie Freeman hit a deep shot to center field in the first inning that put them up 2-0 almost instantly.

Freddie Freeman gets the Braves going early 💥

(via @Braves)pic.twitter.com/adfnWr3gXw

— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) October 22, 2021

Dodgers opener Joe Kelly left in the middle of that first inning, too, due to right bicep tightness.


Video: NLCS Game 5 Highlights: Braves vs. Dodgers (Stadium)

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