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The Atlanta Braves won with a walk-off hit for the second consecutive night when their outfielder Eddie Rosario lined a two-out single off the glove of Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving Atlanta a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night (Oct. 17) and a two-games-to-none National League Championship Series lead.
Atlanta twice rallied from two-run deficits before Rosario came up with his fourth hit of the game, a 105 mph scorcher up the middle on the first pitch off of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen. Seager tried for a backhand snag, but the ball skidded off his glove into center field.
There was no chance to get Dansby Swanson, who raced around from second with the winning run, dropping his helmet as he crossed the plate — a virtual repeat of Oct. 16’s Game 1 when Austin Riley came through with a winning hit in the ninth for a 3-2 victory.
The series resumes in Los Angeles, where Game 3 is set for Tuesday night.
The following are clips from the various versions of the walk-off moment from 2021 NLCS Game 2:
TBS — Brian Anderson
ESPN Radio — Jon Sciambi
Atlanta Braves radio — Jim Powell
Los Angeles Dodgers radio — Charley Steiner
CNN En Español/TBS (SAP) — Pete Manzano