Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman hit a two-out, solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 and send the Braves to the National League Championship Series. The Braves won the series 3-1.
The Braves will play the winner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in the NLCS starting Saturday.
Freeman went 3 of 5, including his 428-foot shot to left center field that earned him a curtain call and the Braves their second consecutive NLCS appearance.
The Braves rallied from 2-0 and 4-0 deficits in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively. After Milwaukee’s Rowdy Tellez broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the fifth inning with a 448-foot two-run home run to center field, Joc Peterson drove in a run on a fielder’s choice and Travis D’Arnaud hit an RBI single to right field to tie the game 4-4 in the bottom of the inning.
Eddie Rosario started the Braves’ run of rallies with a two-run single in the fourth.
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