Braves again blow their chance for 3-0 NLCS lead on Dodgers

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 19: Luke Jackson #77 of the Atlanta Braves pitches during the 8th inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) – For the second straight season, the Atlanta Braves had a 2-0 lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Championship Series. Once again, the Braves missed their chance to put their big-budget opponents into the deepest of series holes. And this 6-5 heartbreaker at a raucous Dodger Stadium probably hurt the Braves a whole lot more than last year’s 15-3 loss in Game 3. A blowout is a whole lot easier to shake off than a defeat in which the Braves had a three-run lead with only five outs to play, but failed to close out their 106-win opponents.

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