Arlington, TEXAS (KABC) -- The Dodgers are one victory away from advancing in the postseason after defeating the San Diego Padres 6-5 in Game 2 of the National League Division Series Wednesday.
Los Angeles is now up 2-0 against their division rival in the best-of-five series.
Cody Bellinger was one of the heroes in the game. With the Dodgers leading 4-3 with two outs and a runner on base in the top of the seventh inning, Bellinger robbed a go-ahead homer from Fernando Tatis Jr. Bellinger stretched out and caught the ball that was destined to go over the center field wall.
Bellinger had also hit a key home run in the fourth inning.
The catch marked a shift in momentum, and perhaps the series, as the Dodgers tacked on to their lead in the bottom of the inning to go up 6-3.
L.A. held on the rest of the way. San Diego threatened in the ninth, scoring two runs and loading up the bases but Joe Kelly was able to get the final out.
Kelly was brought in after closer Kenley Jansen took the mound to get the final three outs, but after giving up two runs, manager Dave Roberts made the decision to pull the longtime closer from the game.
Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who is still trying to rewrite his postseason narrative, ran into trouble in the sixth inning when he allowed two home runs, which closed the Dodgers' lead to 4-3. Kershaw pitched six innings.
Prior to the sixth, the Dodgers were holding on to a 4-1 advantage.
The win puts L.A. one victory away from advancing to the N.L. Championship Series.
Game 3 between the two teams is scheduled for Thursday.
Dodgers on verge of advancing after 6-5 win over Padres in NLDS Game 2
The Dodgers are one victory away from advancing in the postseason after defeating the San Diego Padres 6-5 in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.
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