Los Angeles Dodgers Duo Match Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Record With Haul vs Atlanta Braves

Published 10/22/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Oct 21, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder AJ Pollock (11) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three run home run in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves during game five of the 2021 NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Chris Taylor and A. J. Pollock were the stars of Game 5 as the Los Angeles Dodgers scored a crucial victory over the Atlanta Braves yesterday. This result means the NLCS will see a Game 6 as the reigning World Series champions kept their hopes of retaining the World Series alive.

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While the Dodgers recorded a massive 11-2 victory, the duo drove in 10 out of their 11 runs yesterday. With their performances, Taylor and Pollock made unprecedented history for the seven-time World Series champions.

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Chris Taylor and A. J. Pollock make history with multiple home runs

Although the Dodgers fell behind after the first inning, Taylor and Pollock staged an incredible comeback. In the bottom of the second inning, Pollock smashed a solo home run off Max Fried, before Taylor scored a two-run home run to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead after the inning.

Taylor continued his fine hitting in the bottom of the fifth inning, smashing another two-run home run to extend the Dodgers’ lead to 6-2. In the bottom of the seventh inning, he scored a solo home run, which took his total tally in the game to three.

Oct 21, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor (3) hits a home run in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves during game five of the 2021 NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Pollock added a massive three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to complete the Dodgers’ rout of the Braves. In addition, it was also his second home run of the game, which meant he made history along with Taylor.

They ensured the Dodgers became the third team to have two players score multiple home runs in the same game during the postseason.

Only two other teams achieved this feat in MLB history. In 1932, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, one of the most iconic hitting duos, scored two home runs each for the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series.

The San Diego Padres were the last team to achieve this feat. Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wil Myers scored two home runs each in Game 2 of last year’s NL Wildcard Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Can the Los Angeles Dodgers tie the series in Game 6?

If yesterday’s performance was anything to go by, the Braves could be in for a difficult time in Game 6. Although the Braves won the first two games of the series at home, the Dodgers seem to have finally found their groove.

Oct 21, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor (3) celebrates with manager Dave Roberts (30) after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves during game five of the 2021 NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Game 6 will take place this Saturday, October 23 with the Dodgers once again in a do-or-die situation. Should the Braves win, they will secure their first World Series appearance since 1999.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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