“This Is Just the Start”: Chris Taylor Celebrates With LA Dodgers After Walk-Off vs St. Louis Cardinals

Published 10/07/2021, 5:59 AM EDT
Oct 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate the walk-off two run home run hit by left fielder Chris Taylor (3) against the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles Dodgers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor stole the show last night as he guided his team to a historic victory. In a must-win game, the Dodgers knocked out the St. Louis Cardinals, winning the wild card spot.

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The reigning champions faced St. Louis Cardinals for the win-or-go-home NL Wild card match. In the neck-to-neck tie, outfielder Chris Taylor shot the Dodgers to victory, finishing the game at 3-1.

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Chris Taylor smashes a home run

The atmosphere was tensed during the St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Dodgers matcht, as the game was tied till the ninth inning. Notably, the Los Angeles Dodgers needed just a single to clinch the match against the Cardinals. Remarkably, Chris Taylor shot a stunning home run, gaining two points and the wild card spot.

Oct 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor (3) hits a walk-off two run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles Dodgers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

In the post-victory interview, he expressed his feeling on scoring the winning runs. Taylor said, “You know, I was just trying to not do too much. All I needed to do was get a single. I was like a little kid running around the bases. Pure excitement, I don’t even know what I did.”

After missing out on the NL West division title by a whisker, it was a crucial win for the Dodgers. Going forward, they will now compete with their biggest rivals, the San Francisco Giants, in the National League Division Series on Friday.

Taking their excitement to the dressing room, Chris Taylor started off the celebration by saying, “This is just the start,” and then it was raining champagne for the winners.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants

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Interestingly, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants are meeting for the first time in the playoffs. Notably, while the Giants have 107 wins, the Dodgers have 106 wins this season.

Aug 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder AJ Pollock (11) right fielder Chris Taylor (3) center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) and the Dodgers celebrate the 4-1 victory against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers were getting closer to winning the NL West division title, but Giants took it away from them with just one extra win. Both the teams have a powerful set of players, and the fire to defeat each other.

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Will the Dodgers take their division title revenge or will the Giants further extend their domination over them? Regardless of who wins, fans are in for some breathtaking action.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. As her father was an athlete, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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