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Juan Uribe powered the Dodgers to a 4-3 series clinching victory in game 4 of the NLDS (photo credit: Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports) After a tremendous summer run, Dodger Stadium still has some magic left. The Los Angeles Dodgers are heading to the National League Championship Series after they defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in game 4 of the National League Division Series. Finally shaking themselves of mounting pressure, the Dodgers took the lead behind a Juan Uribe two-run home run in the eighth inning. After the Dodgers defeated the Braves 13-6 in game 3 of the NLDS, a considerable amount of pressure was placed on the Braves entering game 4.  Win, or their season would come to an end. Ricky Nolasco was scheduled to take the ball in game 4 for the Dodgers until it was announced early Monday afternoon he was being scratched in favor of Clayton Kershaw. By starting game 4, Kershaw was set to pitch on only three days rest for the first time in his career. Adding to the concern, Kershaw threw 124 pitches in game 1. The decision to start Kershaw also shifted some of the pressure away from the Braves and onto the Dodgers. With an opportunity to close the series out at home, they had decided to place a considerable amount of their chips in winning game 4. Kershaw pitched six innings allowing only three hits and two runs, both of which were unearned. Yasiel Puig celebrates after he hits a double in the eighth inning (photo credit: Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports) The Dodgers appeared to be succumbing to the pressure throughout the game with uncharacteristic fielding errors from Adrian Gonzalez, and continued failure to get timely hits. Carl Crawford gave the Dodgers an early 2-0 lead with solo home runs in his first two plate appearances, but the Dodger bats were largely quieted until the eighth inning. As he routinely has since reaching the big league level, Yasiel Puig provided a spark with a lead off double in the eighth inning that paved the way for Uribe’s late game heroics. As fate would have it, the lack of execution is what led to the Dodgers capturing the lead.  Uribe failed twice to get down a sacrifice bunt and with two strikes he was forced to swing the bat. One swing later and the Dodgers saw their prospects of returning to Atlanta for a deciding game 5 turn into a one-run lead with the opportunity to reach the NLCS at their doorstep. Follow isportsweb on Twitter Entering the playoffs as the NL leaders in home runs, the Braves were only able to hit one home run in four games and struck out a total of 42 times. Their lone home run came courtesy of Jason Heyward in the ninth inning of game 3 when it was already out of reach. By comparison, the Dodgers hit seven home runs and struck out 35 times. Kershaw received a no decision for his gutty performance but make no qualms about it, he’s more interested in the team’s victory. During a post-game press conference, Kershaw said if Don Mattingly were to ask him to pitch again tomorrow, he would. The Dodgers are now off until October 11 as they await the winner from the Pittsburgh Pirates – St. Louis Cardinals series. NLCS schedule (2-3-2 format) Game 1: Friday, October 11, lower seed @ higher seed Game 2: Saturday, October 12, lower seed @ higher seed Game 3: Monday, October 14, higher seed @ lower seed Game 4: Tuesday, October 15, higher seed @ lower seed *Game 5: Wednesday, October 16, higher seed @ lower seed *Game 6: Friday, October 18, lower seed @ higher seed *Game 7: Saturday, October 19, lower seed @ higher seed Related articles Dodgers take 2-1 lead in NLDS Braves tie NLDS at 1-1 Dodgers lead NLDS 1-0 Dodgers and Braves set NLDS rosters

WATCH: Uribe's two-run home run sends Dodgers to NLCS

PAPI!!! Thats is all I could yell at the top of my lungs to the sad, salty, sulking people of San Francisco! In the bottom of the 8th, down 3-2, Juan Uribe... the Uribear... the man who has truly showed up when we needed him time and time again... he made it happen. Juan Uribe squared up to bunt on the first 2 pitches. Then he did this:

Uribe's game-winning HR sends Dodger Stadium into frenzy

LOS ANGELES Having covered thousands of regular season baseball games and hundreds in the playoffs and World Series, I've seen, heard and felt everything I thought I possibly could. Until Monday night, that is. With the Dodgers trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Yasiel Puig smoked a double down the right field line. Then, up stepped Juan Uribe, who was unable...

Juan Uribe 2-run homer helps Dodgers beat Atlanta Braves to move on to NLCS

Juan Uribe put the nail in the Atlanta Braves coffin to help send the Los Angeles Dodgers to the NLCS. In the bottom of the eighth, Uribe’s two-run homer gave the Dodgers a 4-3 lead in Game 4. Monday wasn’t a good night for Atlanta sports teams. The Falcons lost to the Jets in Monday Night Football action and the Braves are going home after their seventh straight playoff series...

Dodgers latest hero – Juan Uribe???

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2013 NLDS Game 4: Dodgers 4, Braves 3 – Part 1 – All Uribe, all the time + game GIFS

The Dodgers beat the Braves 4-3 in Game 4 of the 2013 NLDS, and I’ll give my thoughts later, but for now, enjoy the GIFS. —– Carl Crawford got the game started right by homering to lead-off the game. He also did it again in his next at-bat… …because when you’ve homered once since May 7, it makes sense that you homer three times in a four-game span. Clayton Kershaw,...

Juan Uribe sends Atlanta Braves home

(USA Today) Game 4 of the NLDS provided late heroics from the mighty Dodgers as they rallied their way past the Atlanta Braves thanks to a lead-off double by Yasiel Puig in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Dodgers down a run and Juan Uribe up to the plate.  His only responsibility was to bunt Puig over to third base.  Well, small ball isn’t Uribe’s strongest suit as...

Juan Uribe Blasts Dodgers into NLCS with Clutch Home Run in Eighth


Dodgers advance to NLCS on Uribe's late homer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009. Yasiel Puig doubled down the right-field line leading off the eighth against losing...

Juan Uribe hits a legendary home run to win the Dodgers an unbelievable game

[ESPN Los Angeles] They don’t get much bigger then the two-run shot that Juan Uribe hit in Los Angeles to send the Braves home and send the Dodgers to a 4-3 victory and the NLCS. I’ve seen enough. It’s the Dodgers year. It wasn’t like they drew it up. Freddie Garcia matched Clayton Kershaw for six innings. The Dodgers gave up the lead in the 7th inning, and trailed by that...

Yasiel Puig destroyed a TBS camera during post-game celebration

After Juan Uribe destroyed a baseball in the eighth inning to give the Dodgers a 4-3 win and advance to the NLCS in Game 4, Yasiel Puig delivered a post-game shower to Uribe while he was being interviewed by Craig Sager. Unfortunately, that shower came at the expense of a TBS camera, which caught some of the splashdown. It turns out cameras don’t work so hot when wet. The post...

Videos: Dodgers celebrate winning the NLDS over the Atlanta Braves

The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their NLDS victory over the Atlanta Braves with champagne showers. LA clinched the game on a Juan Uribe home run.

Yasiel Puig destroyed a TBS camera, Juan Uribe, and basically everybody in his general area

I was a bit confused as to how Yasiel Puig destroyed the TBS camera while Juan Uribe was being interviewed last night, as I’ve honestly never seen that happen before. Well, I was only confused until I saw this picture: He basically killed everybody in his general area with a behind-the-back, no-look water cooler bomb. Of course.

Juan Uribe’s 2-run homer sends Dodgers into NLCS

Juan Uribe’s go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw pitched six innings on short rest Monday night for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves that sent them into the National League Championship Series. “It was a good moment for me,” said Uribe, a Giants World Series hero in 2010 with five career postseason homers....

Starting Lineups: The Dodgers Laugh At Your Schadenfreude

Instead of lamenting the decision to not bring Craig Kimbrel into the game for a two-inning save or wondering why the Atlanta Braves didn’t have a stone-cold playoff killer like Juan Uribe on the roster, it’s a little easier for this Scribe/Braves fan to actually give props to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yasiel Puig is, […]The post Starting Lineups: The Dodgers Laugh At Your Schadenfreude...

Juan for the ages! Win Postseason Tix with Jazz Hands!

This Game 4 win was truly JUAN for the ages... Haters, HATE NO MORE! In all the content being spewed over the interwebs regarding the Dodgers, I realized I never posted Vin's call of the clinching moments... Check it out: Your browser does not support iframes. Papi thanks you for sharing this unbelievable moment: https...
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