The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday by a 2-1 final. The Dodgers will play the Atlanta Braves for the pennant, giving them a chance to advance to their fourth World Series in the past five years. The Giants, meanwhile, will head home after five playoff games despite having the majors' best regular season record.
The Dodgers struck first on Thursday, with Corey Seager doubling home Mookie Betts in the top of the sixth inning. The Giants didn't relent, however, and struck right back in their half of the frame thanks to a solo home run by Darin Ruf.
The teams were tied heading into the ninth inning, but Cody Bellinger drove in a run with an RBI single to give Los Angeles a 2-1 advantage. The Dodgers then had starter and trade deadline acquisition Max Scherzer record the final three outs to send them on their way to the NLCS.
Dodgers-Braves will meet on Saturday for Game 1 of the NLCS in Atlanta.
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