Los Angeles Dodgers Beat Atlanta Braves, Advance to 2020 World Series

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Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after the teams 4-3 victory against the Atlanta Braves in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field on October 18, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Dodgers will play in their third World Series in four years after knocking off the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) on Sunday.

The Dodgers advance to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 World Series, which begins Tuesday, October 20, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Here are the results from the NLCS:
Game 1: Braves 5, Dodgers 1
Game 2: Braves 8, Dodgers 7
Game 3: Dodgers 15, Braves 3
Game 4: Braves 10, Dodgers 2
Game 5: Dodgers 7, Braves 3
Game 6: Dodgers 3, Braves 1
Game 7: Dodgers 4, Braves 3

When is the World Series?
The World Series will begin Tuesday, October 20, 2020 with Game 1, and it could run through a possible Game 7 on Oct. 28. All games will be played at a neutral site—Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

The Tampa Bay Rays advanced to the World Series by holding off the Astros in seven games. The Rays won the first three games, and then the Astros won the next three, becoming only the second team in history to even a series after losing the first three (2004 Boston Red Sox). Tampa Bay won the deciding game, 4-2.

The Astros were also looking for a third World Series appearance in four years. The Rays are playing in just their second World Series.

Here is the schedule for the best-of-7 series (all games on FOX and ET)
Game 1: (Oct. 20) Rays at Dodgers, 8:09 p.m.
Game 2: (Oct. 21) Rays at Dodgers, 8:08 p.m.
Game 3: (Oct. 23) Dodgers at Rays, 8:08 p.m.
Game 4: (Oct. 24) Dodgers at Rays, 8:08 p.m.
*Game 5: (Oct. 25) Dodgers at Rays, 8:08 p.m.
*Game 6: (Oct. 27) Rays at Dodgers, 8:08 p.m.
*Game 7: (Oct. 28) Rays at Dodgers, 8:09 p.m.

*if necessary

How they got here

The Dodgers (43-17) won the National League West and had the best regular-season record in all of baseball, and the Braves (35-25) won the National League East in the COVID-shortened season.

The Dodgers swept the Milwaukee Brewers in two games to clinch the Wild Card series and then swept the San Diego Padres in three games to take the National League Division Series. The Dodgers then came from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Braves in the NLCS.

The Rays had the best record in the American at 40-20, which was second in all of baseball only to the Dodgers. Tampa Bay swept the Toronto Blue Jays in two game during the AL Wild Card series, then needed a full five games to beat the New York Yankees in the ALDS. They took a 3-0 lead on the Astros in the ALCS before Houston tied it up. Tampa Bay won Game 7 by a 4-2 score on Saturday night.