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Watch the Dodgers advance to the NLCS on a dramatic 8th inning home run
Los Angeles is the first team into the Championship round
The Dodgers mob Uribe following his two-run homer.
The Dodgers mob Uribe following his two-run homer. (Harry How/Getty Images)
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he Dodgers are four wins away from playing in their first World Series since 1988.

Up two games to one in their best-of-five series with the Atlanta Braves, but down by one run in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 4, the Dodgers took the lead on a two-run shot from Juan Uribe.

Incredibly, the Dodgers wanted Uribe to bunt, hoping he could advance the runner on second and give them a better shot to simply tie the game.

But Uribe twice failed to put a bunt in play, and with two strikes, he crushed a ball deep to left and out.

The Dodgers will face the winner of the Cardinals-Pirates series, which is headed for a decisive Game 5 Wednesday night.

Jon Terbush is a staff writer for TheWeek.com covering politics, sports, and other things he finds interesting. He has previously written for Talking Points Memo, Raw Story, and Business Insider.

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