Looking back at the Dodgers' history in National League Championship Series games

Looking back at the Dodgers' history in National League Championship Series games

10/16/2021 6:11:00 PM

Looking back at the Dodgers' history in National League Championship Series games

The Dodgers will face the Atlanta Braves in the 2021 National League Championship Series. Here's how the Dodgers have fared in their previous 14 trips to that series.

Overall record: 8-6.21974Dodgers’ Davey Lopes beats the tag of Pittsburgh Pirates’ Rennie Stennett to steal second base during Game 4 of the 1974 NLCS.(Associated Press)Dodgers 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 1AdvertisementGame 1: Dodgers 3, at Pirates 0Game 2: Dodgers 5, at Pirates 2

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Game 3: Pirates 7, at Dodgers 0Game 4: at Dodgers 12, Pirates 1Recap: Don Sutton won two games and Dodgers pitchers held the Pirates to a .194 batting average. Meanwhile, Steve Garvey hit .389 with two homers.3Dodgers 3, Philadelphia Phillies 1Game 1: Phillies 7, at Dodgers 5

Game 2: at Dodgers 7, Phillies 1Game 3: Dodgers 6, at Phillies 5Game 4: Dodgers 4, at Phillies 1MVP: Dusty Baker (.357, 2 homers, 8 RBIs)Recap: The ninth inning of Game 3 was one for the ages. The Phillies had a 5-3 lead and seemed assured of taking a 2-1 series lead with Gene Garber on the mound. He retired the first two hitters, but pinch-hitter Vic Davalillo, noticing the infield playing well back, beat out a drag bunt to the right side. Pinch-hitter Manny Mota, behind in the count 0-2, hit a deep fly to left that Greg Luzinski misplayed for an error. He threw to second to try to get Mota, but the throw skipped away, allowing Davalillo to score and Mota to move to third. Davey Lopes followed with a hard-hit grounder to third that caromed off Mike Schmidt right to shortstop Larry Bowa, who gunned the ball to first too late. Mota scored the tying run. Garber attempted to pick Lopes off first and threw the ball away, sending Lopes to second. Bill Russell then singled Lopes home. Dodgers reliever Mike Garman retired the side in the bottom of the ninth. It was the first time since Game 4 of the 1947 World Series that the Dodgers won a postseason game when trailing going into the ninth inning. Tommy John shut down the Phillies in Game 4 during a constant rain. headtopics.com

4Dodgers 3, Philadelphia Phillies 1AdvertisementGame 1: Dodgers 9, at Phillies 5Game 2: Dodgers 4, at Phillies 0Game 3: Phillies 9, at Dodgers 4Game 4: at Dodgers 4, Phillies 3 (10)MVP: Steve Garvey (.389, 4 homers, 7 RBIs)Recap: With the score tied 3-3 going into the bottom of the 10th, Tug McGraw retired the first two Dodgers batters, then walked Ron Cey. Dusty Baker hit a line drive to center field that Garry Maddox, who won eight Gold Glove awards, dropped, putting runners at first and second. Bill Russell then singled, and when the ball skipped by Maddox, Cey scored easily for the winning run.

51981Dodgers’ Rick Monday watches his game-winning home run against the Montreal Expos during Game 5 of the 1981 NLCS.(Rusty Kennedy / Associated Press)Dodgers 3, Montreal Expos 2Game 1: at Dodgers 5, Expos 2Game 2: Expos 3, at Dodgers 0Game 3: at Expos 4, Dodgers 1

Game 4: Dodgers 7, at Expos 1Game 5: Dodgers 2, at Expos 1MVP: Burt Hooton, 2-0, 0.00 ERA in 14.2 inningsRecap: With the score tied 1-1 going into the ninth inning of Game 5, Montreal brought in their ace, Steve Rogers, to pitch the ninth, and he gave up

a home run to Rick Mondaywith two out to put the Dodgers in the lead. “I didn’t know where the heck the ball was,” Monday said. “I had to look at the outfielders to see where the ball went. I saw the two outfielders turn at the wall and then realized that it went out of the park. I almost fell down between second and third.” The Expos got two two-out walks in the bottom of the ninth off of Fernando Valenzuela, but Bob Welch came on to get the final out and send the Dodgers to the World Series. headtopics.com

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6Philadelphia Phillies 3, Dodgers 1Game 1: Phillies 1, at Dodgers 0Game 2: at Dodgers 4, Phillies 1Game 3: at Phillies 7, Dodgers 2Game 4: at Phillies 7, Dodgers 2MVP: Gary Matthews (.429, 3 homers, 8 RBIs)Recap: Read more: Los Angeles Times »

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Umpire's 'Blown' Check-Swing Call Ends Epic Dodgers-Giants Series And Stuns FansLos Angeles won Game 5, 2-1, to advance to the National League Championship Series. SF Giants failed to score more runs than the Dodgers … ending their epic series. Was 0-2 with 2 outs in the 9th against a pitcher he was 0-16 against. Stop being dramatic. swing was close enough either to go either way. Don’t leave it up to the umpire on 0-2.

Photos: Dodgers vs. Giants in NLDS Game 5Photos from Game 5 of the National League Division Series between the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night.

Commentary: Vin Scully explains why Dodgers-Giants Game 5 was the biggest in rivalry's historyA day after L.A. advanced to the NLCS against the Braves, Vin Scully elaborated on why Game 5 of the Dodgers-Giants series was the biggest in the rivalry's history. thanks

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Cody Bellinger delivers Dodgers to historic win over rival Giants in NLDS Game 5Finally, after months of hunting the Giants, the Dodgers slayed them with a 2-1 win to advance to the National League Championship Series for the fifth time in six years. It’s a bit obtuse to say they slayed it. Even game til nearly the end, then first base ump decides to make it all about him & ruin an historical series. Don’t people down there know that the word is “slew”? A major league ump should not end a season on a more than doubtful call - he took away the change for the Dodgers to finish the game in style and record a correct out! I wish the Dodgers that luck that the Giants didn’t have in that situation - the Dodgers won the Series rightful

Live updates: Dodgers, Giants scoreless in 2nd inning of NLDS Game 5With their World Series title defense on the line, the Dodgers send Corey Knebel to the mound to open Game 5 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants. End 2nd, no score: Brusdar Graterol strands a couple singles; Julio Urías seemingly set to enter in the third you know if th e chines want fre stuff after h syhic dee nomination tha hth local frsno syhic FBI