Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Atlanta has evened the series with a dramatic come-from-behind victory.
Atlanta won Game 2 of the 2023 MLB National League Division Series (NLDS) against Philadelphia 5-4 on Tuesday at Truiste Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Atlanta, which took a 1-0 lead in the series, will host Philadelphia for Game 3 of the NLDS on April 12.
It was the Phillies who struck first. The Phillies opened the scoring with an RBI single by Alec Bomb in the first inning, followed by a two-run homer by JT Realmuto in the third and a sacrifice fly by Bryson Scott in the fifth to take a 4-0 lead.
The Atlanta bats came alive late in the game. After getting a run back in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by Ozzie Albies, Atlanta tied the game in the top of the seventh on a two-run homer by Travis d’Arnaud.
Down 4-5 in the bottom of the eighth, Austin “The Fixer” Riley hit the game-winning home run. With two outs and three on, Riley took a low slider from Philadelphia setup man Jeff Hoffman and lifted it over the left field wall like a golf swing.
Atlanta walked leadoff hitter Bryce Harper on defense in the top of the ninth. With one out, Philadelphia Phillies’ Nick Castellanos hit a big shot to right-center field. However, it was caught in the glove of center fielder Michael Harris, who dived for it. Sure of the hit, Harris threw out Harper at first base to preserve the win.
In the other NLDS game at Dodger Stadium, Arizona defeated their division rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-2, for their second straight win. Arizona needs just one game to advance to the National League Championship Series (NLCS) for the first time in 16 years since 2007 (best-of-seven).
Arizona loaded the bases with one out in the top of the first inning against Dodgers starter Bobby Miller on a walk and two hits. After a Christian Walker sacrifice fly, Arizona scored one run on an infield single by Gabriel Moreno and another on an RBI single by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to take a 3-0 lead.먹튀검증
The Dodgers got a run back in the bottom of the fourth on a JD Martinez solo home run, but Arizona regained the lead in the top of the sixth on a solo shot by Gurriel Jr. The Dodgers got one run back in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by Enrique Hernandez.
Dodgers starter Bobby Miller did not fare as well, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks in 1.2 innings. Following Clayton Kershaw’s poor outing in Game 1, the Dodgers concluded their two-game homestand with two losses as their starting pitchers combined for just two innings of work.
The two teams will play Game 3 of the NLDS at Arizona’s home field, Chase Field, on April 12.