Dodgers Head to NLCS Behind Uribe’s Homer

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This was supposed to be Clayton Kershaw’s night. It turned into Juan Uribe’s.

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Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe hits a two-run home run in the eighth inning to help lift the Dodgers to a series-clinching, 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the National League division series. (credit: LA Times)

Uribe launched an eighth-inning offering by David Carpenter high into the October sky, sending the Dodgers to 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves and to the National League Championship Series.

Dodger Stadium literally shook when Uribe’s two-run home run landed on the other side of the left-field wall and instantly reversed what was a 3-2 deficit.

On a day that started with Manager Don Mattingly defending his decision to start Kershaw on three days’ rest, the Dodgers won the best-of-five series, three games to one.

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