Walker Buehler put on a display of good pitching and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 this Saturday to tie the National League Championship Series and force Game XNUMX.
The right-hander, who received seven hits in total, had the bases loaded with no outs in the second inning and that was when he gave his best display. He struck out Austin Riley and Nick Markakis and then kicked Cristian Pache out with a ground ball to shortstop.
From then on he did not allow consecutive hits and relied on the defense to get the zeros and ultimately score the victory, leaving a minimum 0.82 ERA.
The Californians backed him up early with three runs in the first inning, the first two with a back-to-back by Corey Seager and Justin Turner, and the last with a single by Cody Bellinger.
They were the only runs allowed by starter Max Fried in his XNUMX XNUMX/XNUMX innings, but they were enough to sentence the game and hold him responsible for the loss.
Atlanta's only run came in the seventh inning with a double by Venezuelan Ronald Acuña Jr. (.190).
Kenley Jansen retired the Braves' ninth blank and scored the save to keep his Dodgers alive, who came down in the 3-1 series and are now one step away from returning to the World Series.