update=copyright.getFullYear(); The Rays are trying to advance to the ALCS for the first time since 2008, when they made it to their only World Series.

Will Smith set a Dodgers postseason record with five hits, and Joc Pederson had a two-run single to cap that decisive five-run third as Los Angeles advanced to its fourth NL Championship Series in five years — the Dodgers lost to the Washington Nationals in a five-game division series last season. He retired Riley on a flyout to Bellinger to end the Braves' season and win their third NL pennant in the last four seasons. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). [19], For the television broadcast by Fox Sports, Joe Davis filled-in for regular play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, due to Buck's obligation to NFL on Fox.

This is the Braves' twelfth overall NLCS appearance. May walked a couple in the first and gave up the first run of the game on a single to Marcell Ozuna.

D'Arnaud knocked a double off the bullpen in right-centre to send two home and extend the lead to 3-0.

In their game against the Miami Marlins on September 9, the Braves scored 29 runs, one short of the MLB record set by the Texas Rangers in 2007.

The slump continued through the wild-card round before Houston turned Dodger Stadium into a launching pad against Oakland. Hardcore fans from yesteryear long for the day when the leader of the American League faced off against the leader of the National League when the regular season was over. Baseball USA MLB 2020 Playoffs 6. Fried did not allow any further runs as he went 6​2⁄3 innings, with eight hits and four walks allowed with five strikeouts. Corey Seager hit a three-run homer in the seventh, making it 7–3. Rookie Tony Gonsolin started instead.

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The scandal led to season-long suspensions of Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, who both were fired. Carlos Correa hit a go-ahead, three-run homer after Michael Brantley's two-run shot in the fourth inning, helping the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 11-6 on Thursday to clinch their home-run heavy AL Division Series in four games. [17], The Braves took a 2–0 lead after two innings off of Dustin May and the Braves' A. J. Minter struck out seven while allowing only one hit in three scoreless innings. All Rights Reserved by Baseball Almanac, Inc.Hosted by Hosting 4 Less. Julio Urías allowed only one run in his five innings of work, with five strikeouts.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays advance to World Series, beating Houston Astros 4-2 in Game 7 of American League Championship Series.

Torres one-upped his teammate when he deposited a two-run homer onto the balcony on the fourth floor of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left-field corner, the centerpiece of the downtown ballpark. There were only a few scattered cheers as Atlanta wrapped up the series in an almost empty Minute Maid Park, where the only fans allowed were players' friends and families. Correa drove in five as the Astros — October villains to many a year after their sign-stealing scandal was revealed — advanced to the AL Championship Series for the fourth consecutive season. The Dodgers got one back in the fourth on a solo homer by Corey Seager – the first batter after the overturned call – then took the lead in the sixth when Dodgers catcher Will Smith homered off Braves reliever Will Smith.

However the Dodgers bullpen gave up the game in the ninth inning with Blake Treinen allowing the go-ahead homer to Austin Riley and then Ozzie Albies hit a two-run homer off Jake McGee to put the game out of reach as the Braves won, 5–1. Game 3: Friday, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles, 8:08, Fox, Game 4: Saturday, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles, 8:08, Fox, Game 5: Sunday, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles, 8:08, Fox, x-Game 6: Tuesday, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles, 8:08, Fox, x-Game 7: Wednesday, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles, 8:09, Fox, (1) Tampa Bay Rays vs. (6) Houston Astros, (1) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. (2) Atlanta Braves, Game 1: Atlanta 1, Cincinnati 0 (13 inn. Voit, who led the majors with 22 homers in the pandemic-shortened season, led off the second by driving a 1-0 pitch from Rays opener Ryan Thompson into the second deck in left field for his first career post-season shot. 8:21 WATCH | Cheating scandal looms over baseball: Rookie Sixto Sanchez (0-1) walked Ronald Acuna Jr. to start the third, and Acuna stole second before advancing to third on a single by Freddie Freeman.

Also note that EVERY player page on the site has built in tabs for each player who has played in any one of these events at any point during their Major League career. The Astros and A's combined for 24 homers — 12 each — the most in a post-season series of five games or less. As part of a special postseason format, playoff berths were made available for eight teams in each league: three division winners, three division runners-up, and two wild card teams. The game was a pitchers duel between Walker Buehler and Max Fried, both of whom allowed only one run on solo homers (Freddie Freeman for the Braves and Kiké Hernández for the Dodgers). Betts, a day after his 28th birthday and signed for 12 more years, scored three times and had a sacrifice fly.

This series was the first time all season that a limited number of spectators were allowed to attend the games. The Astros ranked 20th in the majors with a .240 average and 14th with 279 runs. was originally a best of five format? [21], 2020 NLCS (4–3): Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Atlanta Braves, "Battle of the bullpens tilts toward Dodgers in late home run derby with Rockies", "Braves' 29 runs against Marlins second most in MLB since 1900", https://wdef.com/2020/09/22/braves-clinch-third-straight-division-title-11-1-victory-miami/, "Game 1 boxscore - Atlanta vs. Los Angeles", "Game 2 boxscore - Atlanta vs. Los Angeles", "Game 3 boxscore - Los Angeles vs. Atlanta", "Game 4 boxscore - Los Angeles vs. Atlanta", "Game 5 boxscore - Los Angeles vs. Atlanta", "Game 6 boxscore - Atlanta vs. Los Angeles", "Game 7 boxscore - Atlanta vs. Los Angeles", "Dodgers blink in 9th, drop NLCS Game 1 duel", https://www.mlb.com/news/clayton-kershaw-scratched-for-nlcs-game-2-start, "Braves hold off rally, grab 2-0 NLCS lead", "Dodgers demolish records in Game 3 victory", "Buehler, Seager, Mookie carry LA to Game 7", "Dodgers Will Get a Familiar Voice in the Booth for Game 7 of the NLCS", Major League Baseball postseason schedule, 1998 Major League Baseball home run record chase, The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty (2001), Orel Hershiser's scoreless innings streak, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2020_National_League_Championship_Series&oldid=984903788, Baseball in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports, October 2020 sports events in the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 October 2020, at 19:59. That came right after Tatis, the 21-year-old budding superstar, made a diving play on Corey Seager's hard grounder, but then tried to make a throw from his knee. Ronald Acuña Jr. doubled off the first reliever Blake Treinen to put the Braves on the board in the seventh inning.

Comments are welcome while open. The Dodgers tied up the game in the third on a two-run single by Will Smith. The Dodgers defeated the Braves 4–3, winning their third National League pennant in four seasons. However, the damage that inning was limited when, with runners on second and third and nobody out, Justin Turner fielded a Nick Markakis ground ball and alertly threw home to prevent Swanson from scoring; in the ensuing rundown, Turner dove to tag Swanson's shoe and then scrambled to his knees to throw out Riley trying to advance to third for an unusual 5–2–5–6 double play. Share your opinion with us on Baseball Fever today.

and the 1997 Florida Marlins were the first wild card team to play in the N.L.C.S.? A's relievers combined for a 6.27 ERA in the series, including six earned runs Thursday.

Minter, Jacob Webb and Shane Greene finished the five-hitter to give Atlanta four shutouts in five playoff games.
The only younger Yankees player to homer while facing post-season elimination was 20-year-old Mantle, in both Games 6 and 7 of the 1952 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Marlins, who lost 105 games last season, were the feel-good story of this post-season after overcoming a coronavirus outbreak to reach the post-season for the first time since 2003. Cody Bellinger gave the Dodgers their first lead of the game on a solo homer off Chris Martin in the seventh inning. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem.

For the Braves, rookie Bryse Wilson took the mound. The 2020 National League Championship Series was the best-of-seven series between the two National League Division Series winners, the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers, for the National League (NL) pennant and the right to play in the 2020 World Series. The 2020 Dodgers started the season 30–10, matching their best 40-game start in franchise history. So when cellar-dwellers like the New York Mets and the Houston Astros got stuck in ninth or tenth place early in the season, their pennant hopes were crushed by the middle of May."

Houston's star-loaded lineup did little during the regular season to quiet criticism that the club could only hit when it was stealing signs. Justin Turner put the Dodgers ahead with a record-breaking hit in a big inning fueled by a nice stop-gone-bad by Fernando Tatis Jr., and Los Angeles closed out a three-game NL Division Series sweep of the San Diego Padres with an 12-3 win Thursday night. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MLB season was reduced to 60 games. The games were televised nationally by Fox and FS1. . Much of that damage came against Oakland's vaunted bullpen. With one out in the fifth, Gonsolin and Pedro Baez combined to allow four walks and two hits as Atlanta took a 6–0 lead. Prior to that year, the regular season champs from each league went straight to the World Series.

The League Championships Series, love it or hate it, is here to stay.

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