Dodgers rally to beat Braves, take on Rays in World Series
LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Cody Bellinger belted a 400-foot go-ahead home run and Mookie Betts made another eye-popping catch as the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to their third World Series in the last four years with a 4-3 Game 7 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Bellinger blasted the eventual game-winning homer in the seventh inning and Enrique Hernandez smacked a pinch-hit home run in the sixth Monday night as the Dodgers clawed their way back to win the final three games after being down 3-1 in the series to the Braves.
“I tried to stay within myself and I got a pitch I could get to,’’ said Bellinger of his home run.
The Dodgers will take on the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays, who won their own Game 7 Sunday in San Diego, beating the Houston Astros 4-2.
The first game of the 2020 World Series is Tuesday (US time) in Arlington, Texas.
Los Angeles lost in the 2017 World Series to the Houston Astros and in 2018 to the Boston Red Sox.