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)

The 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 an associate editor at 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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