WATCH: San Francisco Giants Make Flash Double Play en Route to Victory Over Los Angeles Dodgers

Published 10/09/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Oct 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) is out at second in a double play against San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) in the fourth inning during game one of the 2021 NLDS at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports


The rivalry between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers is one of the longest in MLB history. While they faced each other several times in the National League, they never faced each other in the playoffs. However, that statistic changed yesterday, as they faced each other in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

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The Giants produced a well-rounded display to beat their fierce rivals and take a 1-0 lead in the NLDS. During their victory, their stars also made an impressive play on the field which would easily make any highlight reel.

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San Francisco Giants make stunning double play in the fourth inning

In the top of the fourth inning, Justin Turner stepped up to the plate after Corey Seager ran to first base. The 36-year-old sent a pitch from Giants pitcher Logan Webb straight down the middle. What ensued next was sheer brilliance from the NL West champions.

Oct 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) is out at second in a double play against San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) in the fourth inning during game one of the 2021 NLDS at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Tommy La Stella picked up the ball and tossed it up in flamboyant fashion. The ball then landed in the hands of Brandon Crawford, who stepped on the second base plate to get Seager out. He then tossed the ball to the first base plate in time to get Turner out as well.

The Giants already held a 2-0 lead before this play courtesy a two-run home run from Buster Posey. The 34-year-old smashed a flyball from Walker Buehler in the bottom of the first inning outside Oracle Park. In fact, the ball landed right in the waters of the San Francisco Bay, with a man on a boat netting it.

The Giants added two more runs in the seventh and eighth innings to complete a convincing 4-0 victory over the Dodgers.

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Game 2 to take place later today

Fans won’t have to wait very long to see the second game of this series take place. In fact, it’s only a few hours away, with the Oracle Park playing host once again.

Oct 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Mike Yastrzemski (5) and shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) celebrate with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game one of the 2021 NLDS at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the Giants’ impressive victory yesterday, one cannot count the reigning World Series champions out just yet. Can the Dodgers tie the series today? Or will the Giants strengthen their grip on this intense NLDS tie?

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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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