(Arlington) Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies slammed homers, Ian Anderson gave a single hit in four innings and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 lead in National championship series.
Freeman hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning against Tony Gonsolin.
Freeman added an RBI on a single in the next inning, where the Braves added four runs.
The third clash will take place on Wednesday evening.
Julio Urías will be at the mound for the Dodgers, facing Kyle Wright.
In the history of the National Championship series, 14 teams have taken a 2-0 lead. On every occasion, they won the series.
“Our team is very combative, we have shown it all year round. We are up to the challenge, ”said Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager.
For a second straight game, Albies slammed a homer in the ninth - an eighth point that proved valuable.
Mark Melancon arrived after two strikeouts in the ninth, after a one-point double from Corey Seager and a long two-point ball from Max Muncy.
Albies made a mistake on a Will Smith roll and then 2019 National MVP Cody Bellinger hit a triple that saw Smith cross plate.
The gap was just one point, but AJ Pollock was eventually called out on a ground.
“Even with a big lead, I wasn't really comfortable,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker. The Dodgers are too formidable. Having said that, it's a big win. At this point, it still is. "
Opposing manager Dave Roberts was encouraged by his team's effort, albeit late.
“We showed some life on offense late in the game,” said Roberts. It feels good to see that. It's good to see us being combative. "
For the Dodgers, the start was to go to Clayton Kershaw, who however had back pain.
The Braves are the fourth team in history to win their first seven playoff games. They outclassed their rivals 37-12.