Juan Uribe almost booed out of town after two disappointing seasons with the Dodgers continued his redemption in dramatic fashion. Uribe hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give the Dodgers a 4-3 comeback victory Monday night at Dodger Stadium over the Atlanta Braves in their division series. The Dodgers became the first team to clinch a division series defeating the Braves 3-1 in the series. The victory advances the Dodgers to the National League Championship Series where they'll play the winner of the Pittsburgh Pirates-St. Louis Cardinals series which is tied 2-2. Manager Don Mattingly at first asked Uribe to bunt after Yasiel Puig led off the eighth inning with a double. Twice Uribe failed to get the bunt down. Then on a 2-2 pitch he crushed a David Carpenter pitch. The sellout crowd at Dodger Stadium exploded absolutely rocking the ballpark. If the series turned into a battle of bullpens the Braves were supposed to have the edge but Uribe changed that conversation. Closer Kenley Jansen struck out the side in the ninth and the Dodgers began to celebrate on the field and blue and silver streamers were released over the stadium.
Dodgers defeat Braves, 4-3, to advance to NLCS
Los Angeles Times | Oct 8