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For the third year in a row, the boys in blue will be in the National League Championship Series after a three-games-to-one victory in the best-of-five NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves.

The Dodgers are still in good shape to move on to the NLDS against the Milwaukee Brewers, as teams that have lost the first two games of a division series have only come back to win 10 times. The Braves haven't been able to score a single run through the first two games, much less register a win.

Freese's two-out pinch hit in the sixth inning came off Brad Brach after Johnny Venters gave up singles to Enrique Hernandez and Yasiel Puig, who stole second to get into scoring position after his bloop hit. Earlier in Game 4, Machado drove in the Dodgers first run with a double.

Hill was pulled after the Braves loaded the bases in the fifth with one out on an infield single, a walk and an error, but Ryan Madson (1-0) got out of the jam and ended up as the winning pitcher.

Getting back to the playoffs ahead of schedule after a massive rebuild, Atlanta simply didn't have the experience, depth or power to stick with the power-packed Dodgers. Freddie Freeman is hitting.310 with 191 hits and 23 home runs in 161 games this year for the Braves.

"They're a very powerful team", Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

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Los Angeles also benefited from some shaky Atlanta defence during its go-ahead inning. But Cole would soon settle in and end up going seven strong innings giving up that one run on three hits, striking out 12 batters, and walking nobody.

After falling behind 0-2 in the count, Hill fouled out five straight pitches.

The Braves brought out another Hall of Famer to deliver the ceremonial first pitch.

Cable and satellite subscribers can watch the NLDS Game 3 live stream at Fox Sports Go by logging in with their provider credentials.

With the series on the line, the Indians sent Mike Clevinger to the mound against Dallas Keuchel with the season on the line.

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