The Los Angeles Dodgers know what it’s like to be in a 3-1 hole and come back to win an NLCS. That’s unfortunately the situation they found themselves in again on Thursday night against the Atlanta Braves. But just like last year, they took care of business in Game 5, giving them a chance to go to Atlanta and see if they can grab two more wins to match the feat they pulled off last season. Thursday’s big hero in the 11-2 demolition job was none other than Chris Taylor.
Having seen Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the top of the first, the Dodgers responded with solo shots from AJ Pollock and then Taylor in the bottom of the second. Taylor hit his second homer in the bottom of the third, driving in three RBI’s in the process to give the hosts a 4-2 lead. His third homer virtually put the game to bed, driving in a pair more to make it 6-2. From there, the Dodgers just tacked on runs for fun and racked up the hits, finishing with 17 total. Game 6 will be in the ATL on Saturday, and it will be another must-win for the defending World Series champs.