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Juan Uribe puts Dodgers ahead of Braves with two-run blast in eighth inning

Oct 8, 2013, 12:49 AM EDT

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The Dodgers are three outs away from finishing off the Braves. And they owe it to Juan Uribe.

While some wondered whether Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez would turn to Craig Kimbrel for a six-out save, he went with David Carpenter in the bottom of the eighth inning. The plan quickly backfired, as he gave up a leadoff double to Yasiel Puig. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly then called for Juan Uribe to bunt Puig over to third, but he fouled off the first two pitches before it was called off. It all worked out in the end, as Uribe eventually blasted a go-ahead two-run homer into the seats in left field. And that’s why you don’t bunt, folks.

The Dodgers will carry a 4-3 lead into the top of the ninth inning. Kenley Jansen will attempt to end the Braves’ season.

  1. Jeff M. - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Yes!!!! Go Dodgers!!!!!

  2. dcfan999 - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Goodbye braves haha punk braves

  3. Walk - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Congratulations dodgers fans. That was a good series.

  4. db105 - Oct 8, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    Viva Los Doyers!

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