Austin Riley walk-off lifts Braves over Dodgers in NLCS Game 1 (Video)

Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Austin Riley delivers the walk-off single to plate Ozzie Albies, as the Atlanta Braves take Game 1 of the 2021 NLCS over the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2.

Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley had two clutch hits in Game 1 of the 2021 NLCS, including the game-winner that plated Ozzie Albies from second.

The Braves won Game 1 over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in walk-off fashion. Riley had hit a solo shot to tie it up at two after Will Smith took Max Fried deep in the top of the fourth. While the pitching staffs dominated the second half of the game, we saw an absurd change of events in the final frame. Though Riley was The GOAT for Atlanta, Chris Taylor was the goat for Los Angeles…

Here is the clutch game-winning single off the bat of Riley to give the Braves the Game 1 win.

Austin Riley walks it off for Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of 2021 NLCS

For as wild as the walk-off single was, what was even crazier was what happened in the top of the ninth. Taylor had been a menace on the base path all night for Los Angeles. He was on first base when Cody Bellinger connected on a single to the outfield. Caught between second and third, the Braves tagged out the Dodgers’ centerfielder for the third and final out of the top of the ninth.

One would have thought Taylor would have made it to third easily had he not stopped running.

While it was not the play that decided the game, Taylor’s base-running error set up the Braves with an opportunity to win it in the bottom of the ninth inning and they capitalized on it.

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