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.
Then on a 2-2 pitch, he crushed a David Carpenter pitch to the left field corner. 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.
Here is an inning-by-inning recap of Game 4:
Dodgers 4, Braves 3 (end of game):
And a hero walked among them.
After Yasiel Puig opened the inning with a double off David Carpenter, Manager Don Mattingly asked Juan Uribe to bunt him to third. Agh! The speedy Puig could score easily from second on a single. Uribe twice failed to get the bunt down.
Then on a 2-2 pitch, he absolutely drilled a two-run homer out to left. The stadium was absolutely shaking. He also had a two-run homer Sunday.
The Dodgers are bringing in Kenley Jansen in to close it out in the ninth and wrap up the series.
Brian Wilson came in to pitch the eighth. The Beard struck out his first two (Brian McCann striking out for the fourth time), and then gave up a singles to Chris Johnson and Andrelton Simmons before he got Elliot Johnson to fly out.
The Dodgers are down to their last six outs.