A two- run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 win over theSt. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night during the National League Wild Card Game. The Dodgers’Chris Taylor, who was suffering from a reenacting neck injury, netted the brigade the claimed late-in-the- game lead over the Cardinals. According to StatsPerform, a sports technology company, Taylor is only the pinch player in Major League Baseball history to hit a walk-off home run during an important winner- take-all playoff game, despite not starting the game. The other was Aaron Boone in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series. The Dodgers, who are the defending National League titlists, will now face off against the their biggest rivals the San Francisco Jumbos in the division series.
Game 1 of the best-of-five series is Friday night in San Francisco. “That is gon na be diverting. Yeah, two of the smart regular-season records of all time. We have been battling all period, so I await a hard- fought series,”Taylor said, according to ESPN. It’s sure to be a battle between the two highfliers. According to the ESPN MLB Power Rankings, both the Dodgers and the Elephants have exchanged places for theNo. 1 andNo. 2 spots in all of baseball all season long.