The Dominican designated hitter Marcell Ozuna hit a couple of home runs and Atlanta Braves beat by beating 10-2 to Los angeles dodgers in the fourth game of the National League Championship Series.
The victory leaves the Braves with a 3-1 record of the best of seven and the fifth game will be played tomorrow, Friday, on the same stage of the bubble headquarters of the Globe Life Stadium, Arlington, the field of Rangers de Texas.
Ozuna, who became the executioner of the star starter the southpaw Clayton Kershaw and the reliever Dylan floro whom he punished with solo home runs in the fourth and seventh innings, respectively.
But Ozuna also had an RBI double and single that put him at the forefront of the devastating offense of the Braves, who defined the game in the bottom of the sixth inning when they scored a six-run cluster that put the partial of 7-1 that would be insurmountable by the Dodgers.
Ozuna finished the game with four hits in five at-bats, drove in four runs, and stepped on the register three times.
While first baseman Freddie Freeman went 5-2 with two RBIs and one scored that also bolstered the Braves’ offense, who are attempting to return to the World Series for the first time since 1999 when they were swept 4-0 by the New York Yankees
The Venezuelan right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. also leading the Braves offense was going 4-2 with two runs scored and the Atlanta team overcame the 3-15 beating they had received the night before, in Game 3, by the Dodgers.
The Braves, who had 14 hits, for just three of the Dodgers, had rookie Bryse Wilson as the winner on the mound, who was intractable for the full six innings he pitched.
Wilson (1-0), 22, spaced a hit with an earned run, which was the solo homer hit by Puerto Rican designated hitter Edwin Ríos (2), in the top of the third inning, walked one on balls and fanned five opposing batters.
Four other relievers were tasked with getting the final nine “outs” of the game with hits allowed and a run, which was given up by Will Smith in the top of the seventh inning when he stole the ball from Wilson.
While the great defeated was again Kershaw (0-1), who in the five innings he worked was punished with seven indisputable, including Ozuna’s first homer, they made him four earned runs, walked one and only got four rival batters out by way of strikeout.
Again the pitching and the defense of the Braves silenced the powerful offense of the Dodgers, who came to the game with everything in their favor by having a prize Cy Young on the mound and the morale of having achieved his first win of the series the night before. But nothing worked for him against the brilliant pitching Wilson and the lit bat of Ozuna.