WATCH: Eddie Rosario Smashes Three Run ‘Laser Shot’ Homer to Ensure World Series Birth for Atlanta Braves

Published 10/24/2021, 12:22 PM EDT
Oct 23, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario (8) hits a three run home run during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game six of the 2021 NLCS at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports


The Atlanta Braves clinched a historical victory on Saturday night, as the team entered the World Series. Notably, it’s the first time since 1999, the franchise is going to compete in the World Series.

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The Braves outshined their competitors and favorites to win the series, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Braves victory was the courtesy of Eddie Rosario’s three-run homer, clinching the game by 4-2.

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Eddie Rosario hits a smooth home run

Entering the National League Championship Series, the reigning champions, Los Angeles Dodgers were favored to seal the victory. However, since game one, the Atlanta Braves were dominating over the Dodgers. Notably, they had grabbed the first two-game win.

Dodgers tried to make a comeback winning two games, albeit it fell short, as the Braves won four games. On Saturday night, the Braves and Dodgers had entered the game six out of seven series.

In-game six, Braves had a good start securing run in the first innings, but the Dodgers tried to make a comeback. But Braves had Eddie Rosario, who turned out to be the hero of the day. Eddie smashed a perfect three-run-homer, securing the lead for his team. Undoubtedly, the 4-2 lead was the outcome of Eddie’s heroics.

Well-deservingly, Eddie Rosario won the NLCS MVP title. Being a dynamic player, Eddie had a rewarding post-season. Rosario is one of the few five players in history to secure 14 hits in the postseason series. Adding more to his achievements, he is the only three qualified players who have hit .560 or better in a series.

Oct 23, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario (8) celebrates withe NLCS MVP trophy after the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in game six of the 2021 NLCS to advance to the World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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After defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Atlanta Braves have paved their way to their first World Series since 1999. The two teams would face each other in the World Series starting on 26th October, Tuesday.

Oct 23, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario (8) hits a three run home run during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game six of the 2021 NLCS at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The two teams would clash in seven-game series, for the ultimate MLB title. Which team do you think will take home the World Series victory in 2021?

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Shreya Verma

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

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