Mookie Betts led off the game with an infield single on the first pitch, Corey Seager followed with a double on the next pitch, which scored Betts from first base.
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The score was 8-6 when the Braves put Melancon in the game to close things out. They also produced 23 runs in their three-game sweep of the Padres in the. Friday's dose was something to behold. The sequence was so wham-bam that Marcell Ozuna scrambled back to tag up, left too soon and ended being called out on replay review, preventing the Braves from pushing their lead to 3-0.
Amusing the way the Dodgers' Will Smith put it, saying he didn't want the Braves' Will Smith to "bully" him by pushing him off the plate inside. Freeman opened the night's scoring with a fourth-inning two-run homer off Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin before adding an RBI single in the Braves' four-run fifth inning. They allowed 10 runs in the first inning in the deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series against St. Louis last season.
Yes, it was the first time a pitcher and batter with the same name faced each other in a playoff game.