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Triple Play: Backs To The Wall, Dodgers Send NLCS Back To Atlanta With 11-2 Drubbing Of Braves

Championship Series - Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Five
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Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers waves as he leaves the field after a three homerun night to lead the Dodgers 11-2 over the Atlanta Braves during game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

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Triple Play: Backs To The Wall, Dodgers Send NLCS Back To Atlanta With 11-2 Drubbing Of Braves

Triple Play Dodgers Force Game Six 10.22.21

Have a night, Chris Taylor!

The slugging outfielder has already established himself with fans as a playoff darling after his home run lifted the Dodgers to a bottom-of-the-9th, walk-off win in the National League Wild Card Game against the Cardinals. In Thursday’s win-or-go-home Game 5 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium Taylor rose to the occasion when it mattered most once again, swatting three homers and driving in six on the way to an 11-2 Dodgers win to stave off elimination. The Braves still lead the series 3-2.

The celebration will be short-lived for the Dodgers and their fans -- the team is far from out of the woods. Friday the two teams travel back to Atlanta to prepare for Game 6 on Saturday, where Mad Max Scherzer will be on the bump for Los Angeles against the Braves’ Ian Anderson when the first pitch is thrown at 2:08p PT.

Should the Dodgers win, the series would remain there for a deciding Game 7 on Sunday. Walker Buehler is expected to start that game for the Dodgers if they can force Game 7.

Today on AirTalk, the Triple Play with Larry, KPCC “All Things Considered” host Nick Roman and sportswriter and author Molly Knight grab some pine to recap last night’s clutch win for the Dodgers and look ahead to Game 6 in Atlanta.

FilmWeek: ‘Dune,’ ‘The French Dispatch,’ ‘Passing,’ And More 

FW Reviews 10.22.21

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Amy Nicholson review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on-demand platforms.

  • Dune,” Wide Release & on HBOMax
  • "The French Dispatch,” In Select Theaters including The Alamo Drafthouse (DTLA); The Landmark (West LA)
  • "Passing," In Select Theaters on October 27 including Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 (Pasadena); The Landmark (West LA); and on Netflix November 10
  • "The Harder They Fall,” In Select Theaters including LOOK Dine-In Cinemas (Glendale); Regency Commerce 14 (City of Commerce); Laemmle’s NoHo 7 (North Hollywood); and Netflix on November 3
  • "Ron’s Gone Wrong," Wide Release
  • Warning,” Digital and VOD (including VUDU, Amazon Prime Video & Google Play)
  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain,” In Select Theaters including Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 (Pasadena); The Landmark (West LA); LOOK Dine-In Cinemas (Glendale); & Amazon Prime Video November 5
  • Becoming Cousteau,” Wide Release
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