The Los Angeles Dodgers are officially heading back to the World Series after completing an incredible comeback in their seven-game NLCS against the Atlanta Braves. And, they have former NL MVP Cody Bellinger's series-clinching hit to thank for it.
After being a non-factor for almost the entire series, the CF step up to the plate and made his presence felt with a crushing solo home run. Bellinger followed up his hit with a bat drop as he emphatically struts his way to his first homer of the series. Cody Bellinger knew the ball was off to the stands the moment he hit the fastball.
Watch Bellinger's game-winning hit here:
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Cody Bellinger stepped up to bat with already two outs and no one on base and with the game up for grabs, the 25-year old sent the ball out of Globe Life Field. This was also Bellinger's second go-ahead homer of his young career, his first came a few years back against the Milwaukee Brewers in their 2018 NLCS.
The 25-year old has been struggling as of late and came into Sunday's game batting just .174 in the entire series. Prior to Sunday, he had tallied just one homerun in the entire postseason. But, with their season on the line, the two-time All-Star shrugged all the stats away and came up huge for the Dodgers.
After being down 3-1 against the red-hot Braves, the Dodgers came storming back in this series to clinch another World Series berth against the American League Champions the Tampa Bay Rays.