The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ bats came back to life to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 and force a Game 5 in their National League Division Series. With the Game 4 win, the Dodgers evened the series 2-2.
The series heads back to San Francisco, where the Giants will host the Dodgers for the winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday. The first pitch is slated for 9:07 p.m. ET.
The winner of Game 5 will host the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday.
“This is what baseball wants,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “As I understand it all the series are done so we’re going to be the only show in town. So if you have a pulse or you’re a sports fan you’d better be watching Dodgers-Giants. So it’s going to be a great one.”
Betts finished the night with two hits, three RBIs and one strikeout.
San Francisco used eight pitchers against the hot-hitting Dodgers, who combined for 12 hits. Starter Anthony DeSclafani was pulled after only 1 2/3 innings after giving up five hits. Entering Tuesday, the Giants had 22 games this year where they used seven or more pitchers.
Dodgers starter Walker Buehler, who pitched on three days rest, delivered in the must-win game for Los Angeles. He gave up three hits on one run and two walks with four strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings pitched.
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