Riley’s Game-Winning Single in 9th Lifts Braves Past Dodgers

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Atlanta Braves’ Austin Riley celebrates after hitting the game winning RBI single to score Atlanta Braves’ Ozzie Albies in the ninth inning in Game 1 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Atlanta. The Braves defeated the Dodgers 3-2 to take game 1.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Austin Riley homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.

Blake Treinen struck out Freddie Freeman to open the ninth before giving up Ozzie Albies’ bloop single to center field.

Albies stole second before Riley followed with his line drive into left field. Riley spread his arms in celebration as he rounded first base before getting swarmed by happy teammates.

Game 2 is Sunday night in Atlanta.

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