Dodgers Beat Giants 7-2, Force Decisive Game 5 in NLDS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts homered and drove in three runs, Will Smith also went deep and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 to force a decisive Game 5 in their NL Division Series. The 107-win Giants host the 106-win Dodgers on Thursday night, with the winner advancing to face Atlanta in the NL Championship Series. The wild-card Dodgers managed just five hits during a 1-0 loss in Game 3 to put the defending World Series champions on the brink of elimination. Los Angeles had that many by the second inning Tuesday and pounded out 12 in all to back a brief but effective outing from Walker Buehler on three days’ rest.