Max Scherzer lasted only into the fifth inning of Sunday's Game 2 of the NLCS after closing out the Dodgers' NLDS victory, and now Julio Urias, L.A.'s Game 4 starter, will face a similar challenge.
Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. can't help his Braves teammates on the field as he recovers from knee surgery, but he was on the field before Sunday's Game 2 of the NLCS, embracing his role as cheerleader and giving a rare bit of insight on his ongoing rehab.
Justin Turner, a Los Angeles stalwart who has played in 80 postseason games, was not in the lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS Sunday, as the Dodgers looked to even the series with the Braves in Atlanta, but he entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning.
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Two games in, the Braves have a surprising series lead over the Dodgers -- and we've learned to expect the unexpected with the National League pennant on the line.
'Just a bad read on my part' -- Chris Taylor's baserunning blunder added to Dodgers' downfall in NLCS opener
Chris Taylor interrupted his sprint just before reaching the halfway point between second and third base and was tagged out after a brief rundown, ending the half-inning and thwarting one of few chances the Dodgers had to tack on runs in Game 1.
Austin Riley downed the Dodgers with a game-tying home run in the fourth inning followed by a game-winning single in the ninth.
From Boston's two grand slams to Atlanta's walk-off win, Saturday's league championship series action was the latest display of October magic.
All the latest information about the teams, storylines and highlights of the 2021 MLB postseason, from the start of October through the World Series.
The Dodgers started right-handed reliever Corey Knebel in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Braves on Saturday night.
Travis and Sliwa marveled on how well Kenley Jansen has been pitching during the NLDS. And, with the NLDS and the SF Giants done, the fellas looked ahead to the Dodgers' next opponent in the NLCS: The Atlanta Braves. Plus, reaction to Russell Westbrook's quote about the Lakers' winless Preseason. Also, "The Dump" with the 33rd anniversary of Kirk Gibson's Game 1 Home Run in the 1988 World Series.
Max Fried, who pitched six shutout innings with nine strikeouts in Atlanta's Game 2 win over Milwaukee in the NLDS, will start against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.
There are four teams left in the MLB postseason as the Red Sox and Astros have a rematch of 2018 ALCS and the Braves face off against the XXXXX. Here are our experts' picks for the LCS round.
There are just four teams left in the MLB playoffs. Here's who we think is headed to the World Series -- and what we've gotten right ... and wrong so far.
Who has the edge in the ALCS and NLCS? We break down each team's strengths and weaknesses -- and the storylines that could determine their fate.
The Braves are preparing to play without outfielder Jorge Soler in the NL Championship Series as they await his clearance following his positive COVID-19 test.
Bizarre moments, unexpected heroes and bullpen meltdowns: What we've learned so far this MLB postseason
From the names who have owned October to the themes that could rule the rest of the month, here's what stood out in the first week of games.
Key takeaways from Game 4 of the NLDS after the Dodgers' bats came alive at the right time.
Under .500 at the trade deadline, with their best player out for the year with an injury, the Braves got bold. Now, they're headed back to the NLCS.
How about a Tuesday with three potential clinchers in the 2021 MLB playoffs? Here's the best stuff from Tuesday's games.
Freddie Freeman homered to deliver the Braves a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Brewers on Tuesday and a second straight berth in the National League Championship Series.
Atlanta's Jorge Soler has been removed from the Braves' active roster prior to Game 4 of the NLDS vs. Milwaukee after the right fielder tested positive for COVID-19, MLB announced.
Atlanta's Charlie Morton, who threw 85 pitches Friday while working into the seventh inning of a 2-1 loss in Game 1, will start Game 4 on Tuesday. Milwaukee will counter with left-hander Eric Lauer.
There's nothing quite like October baseball. The Red Sox secured their spot in the ALCS on Monday, and there's plenty more drama to come as the Astros look to follow suit on Tuesday. Here's what we learned in a busy day of MLB playoff games.