By Sam Bush
In the fifth and deciding game of the National League Division Series, the Dodgers sliced and slashed their way to a ninth-inning run to capture a 2-1 victory and series win.
Cody Bellinger’s last-gasp slashing single to right field with one out in the ninth. It scored Justin Turner with the eventual winning run. Bellinger pointed into the jubilant Dodgers dugout all the way to first base. He knew, and they knew.
“They’re obviously an unbelievable team … it’s an unbelievable win … to come in here and take that victory,” Bellinger said.
Max Scherzer, who took the mound in the bottom of the ninth in relief and survived the Giants, ending the game on a controversial strikeout of Wilmer Flores with Kris Bryant on first base, bringing the Dodgers dancing out of their dugout.
Replays show that Flores clearly checked his swing on an 0-and-2 pitch, but first-base umpire Gabe Morales saw otherwise, called him out, ending the tumultuous series in turmoil.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 15, 2021