The Los Angeles Dodgers Clinched the 2020 National League Pennant
By: Angela Redding
Photos: Diana Castro/Premier Photo Int’l.
Los Angeles, CA, (The Hollywood Times) 10/19/2020–“ You know this is what you dream of as a little kid. You don’t just dream of being a big leaguer. You always dream about game seven of the World Series. This is not the World Series but it’s game seven and you always dream about three-two, bases loaded, and this and that. It’s game seven and you try to do whatever you can to help the team win. I was able to do that tonight.” Dodgers player Kike Hernandez
History was made as the Dodgers came back from being down three games to one in the NLCS series forcing a do or die game seven, October 18th, against the Atlanta Braves.
Needing to break the 3-3 series tie and advance to play in the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Dodgers put forth a lot of effort to get themselves into a position to clinch the series. Top of the sixth they were down 2/3 Atlanta.
Kike Hernandez stepped up to the plate to pinch-hit for Joc Pederson in the bottom of the sixth and cracked a solo home run into the left-center field stands tying the game at 3/3.
In the seventh inning, Cody Bellinger hit the winning run with a solo home run into the stadium right-field seats putting the Dodgers up by one, score: 4/3.
Dodgers’s pitcher Julio Urias pitched three perfect innings and closed out the game which led to the boys in blue becoming the 2020 NLCS Champions for the third year in a row. Dodgers beat the Braves 4/3.
The Dodgers are going to The World Series and will Host Drive-in viewing parties for the fans
This will be the third time in four years the Dodgers will play in the World Series and fans have the opportunity to be apart of history in the making as the Dodgers face the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
The best-of-seven series continues with Game 2 on Wednesday and Games 3-5 Friday-Sunday. Games 6 and 7 (if necessary) will be on Tuesday, October 27, and Wednesday, October 28. The Dodgers will serve as the designated home team for Games 1-2 and 6-7.
Once again, the Dodgers will host Drive-In viewing parties for World Series games in Lots 2/3 at Dodger Stadium. Drive-In tickets are on sale now for the World Series at Dodgers.com/DriveIn. Cost: $75 per car.
Get Your Dodgers Gear
Official NL Championship and World Series merchandise is now available for pre-order/pick up at the Dodgers’ Top of the Park store by visiting @DodgersTopofthePark on Instagram.