The Dodgers entered Thursday’s Game 5 with their backs against the wall, down three games to one. It was a familiar spot for a team that faced the same odds last season against the same Braves team.
And just like last year, the Dodgers responded with a win that will force a game six on Saturday in Atlanta.
The Dodgers won in a resounding fashion in an 11-2 blowout, with contributions up and down the lineup.
But the star of the night was Chris Taylor, the savior of the wild card win over the Cardinals.
Instead of providing a walk-off home run, Taylor supplied three long balls on the night and six runs batted in.
The three home run performance was only the 12th in NLCS history and the first since Kiké Hernadez pulled off the feat for the Dodgers in 2017.
Los Angeles will look to even the series at three with a win on Saturday, with Max Scherzer taking on Ian Anderson.