10/13/21/LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles Dodgers dropped a 1-0 loss in Game 3 after Max Scherzer gave up the solo home run to Evan Longoria bounced back to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 in Game 4 of the NLDS.
Walker Beuhler took the mound for the Dodgers, pitched 4.1 innings, gave up four hits, one run, and four strikeouts. Anthony DeSclafani only pitched 1.2 innings, gave up five hits and two runs.
"The playoffs are all about momentum," Buehler said. "I've talked about that kind of, almost too much, but I think it's huge, and a win like this for us, especially the fashion we did it, is huge for us in two days."
The whole world would be watching the game that would send the Giants to the NLCS or a Dodgers win to force a Game 5 in the NLDS back in San Francisco.
"This is what baseball wants," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, with a smile. "As I understand, all the series are done, and so we're going to be the only show in town. So if you have a pulse or you're a sports fan, you better be watching Dodgers-Giants. It's going to be a great one."
The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning after Corey Seager got on base and Tre Turner doubled into the right field that allowed him to come and score.
Chris Taylor gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning with a sacrifice fly ball to left-field, and Gavin Lux scored.
Mookie Betts gave Buehler some more run support, had Dodgers Stadium rocking after hitting a two-run home run over the right-center-field wall in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead.
"I just know when our backs are against the wall, we got a guy named Walker Buehler that ends up getting us out of it," said Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts. "So he did it again today. But we got one more game."
The Giants made the score 4-1 in the top of the fifth inning after Darin Ruf grounded out to Tre Turner, and Evan Longoria scored from third base.
Dave Roberts, the manager for the Dodgers, pulled Buehler from the game after allowing two base runners for the Giants with Joe Kelly. Kelly restored the order in the inning and held the Giants scoreless.
Betts made the score 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning with a sacrifice fly ball to left field, and Cody Bellinger scored.
The Giants scored in the top of the eighth inning after Kris Bryant grounded out to Justin Turner at third base, and Brandon Crawford came home to make the score 5-2.
Will Smith would strike the final blow against the Giants in the bottom of the eighth inning with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning that made the final score 7-2, tying the series 2-2 and forcing a Game 5 in the NLDS back in San Francisco. For more photos from this game, click on the link below. #mlb #nlds #ladodgers #mookiebetts #giants #losangelesdodgers #sanfranciscogiants #tgsportstv1 #sfgainst #walkerbeuhler