Machado, Dodgers finish off Braves in NLDS with 6-2 win

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The announced crowd of 39,586 was almost 3,000 smaller than the previous night's record SunTrust Park turnout, perhaps because of a 4:30 p.m. start time that coincided with Atlanta's notorious rush hour.

Rich Hill of the Dodgers walked five in 4 1/3 innings, including a pair leading off the fifth that set up Suzuki's two-run single.

In Game 1, Ryu went seven innings giving up no runs on four hits, striking out eight, and walking nobody as the Dodgers got to Mike Foltynewicz for four runs in his two innings of work to provide enough offense for a 6-0 win at home.

"He continues to amaze", Freeman said. Toussaint tossed one scoreless inning. Sometimes you just lose it. He comes into Game 4 with a.500 on-base percentage in the series while also homering twice.

Tagged at the outset, Buehler regained control as the Dodgers began their rally.

Newcomb is starting ahead of veteran right-hander Kevin Gausman, who will be available in the bullpen.

The Dodgers threatened in the sixth.

The previous youngest hitter with a post-season grand slam was Yankees Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle, who was 21 when he accomplished the feat against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1953 World Series. Matt Kemp led off the inning with a double, but with one out was thrown out on shortstop Charlie Culberson's throw to the plate.

"Coming over from Baltimore midway through the season - new ball club, new atmosphere, new teammates, new coaching staff, new front office, I mean, it's always a bit of an adjustment", he said. "I wasn't even born". Los Angeles is seeking its first World Series title since 1988.

The attendance was 42,385, setting a SunTrust Park record in the second-year stadium's first postseason game.

It is the third straight trip to the NLCS for the Dodgers, who won the best-of-five division NL Division Series in four games.

"Snit came up and talked to me on the plane before we took off, let me know that that was a possibility, so kind of get my mind right before I kind of went to bed", Newcomb said. "So we're going to try and go with the best we got".

Machado had only three hits in a 3-1 division series victory over the Braves, but two of them were homers.



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