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Juan Uribe's Titanic Home Run Sent the Dodgers into the NLCS

Juan Uribe destroys a homer against the Braves

Juan Uribe blasted an eighth-inning pitch from Braves’ reliever David Carpenter deep into the night at Chavez Ravine, sending  the Dodgers into their first NLCS since 2009. The two-run shot scored Yasiel Puig and turned a one-run Braves’ lead into a 4-3 Dodgers’ victory. Kenley Jansen pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to make the score hold up.

Uribe is a lifetime .253 hitter, but has a knack for important postseason hits on his way to World Series rings with the White Sox in 2005 and Giants in 2010. Monday was his fourth career postseason home run.

Of course the homer came after Uribe was unable to lay down a bunt earlier in the at bat after Puig’s leadoff double.

Break out the Randy Newman, Los Angeles!

Meanwhile…

Craig Kimbrel looks on as the Dodgers win

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