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Cary Erickson | 18 October, 2020, 21:56

The Dodgers kept their World Series hopes alive for at least another day with a 7-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Friday.

Saturday's win included some spectacular moments. Ozuna was later called out after a replay review determined he did not tag up at third base when Mookie Betts made a catch in right field.

Los Angeles tied a franchise record for a postseason game with its four homers through two innings.

Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts makes a catch on a sacrifice fly during the first inning. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts celebrates his leaping catch at the wall during the fifth inning. Los Angeles shortstop Corey Seager drove a curveball into the fans seated near the right field foul pole, and just two pitches later, Justin Turner doubled the Dodgers' lead with a shot to center field. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler celebrates after getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the second inning.

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Anderson, Wilson and teammates Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies and Cristian Pache weren't born the last time the Braves played a Game 7 in the 1996 NLCS, and manager Brian Snitker said he has never been part of one.

The slam by Muncy off reliever Grant Dayton was the third homer in the inning, matching another LCS record.

The Dodgers put-together an 11-run first inning, which is the highest-scoring inning of all-time in an Major League Baseball postseason game.

The Braves now hold a 3-1 series lead after winning Thursday's Game 4 10-2.