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The LA Dodgers Are Once Again Heading To The World Series

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Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías celebrates after closing out the team's 4-3 victory against the Atlanta Braves in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field on Oct. 18, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Life in 2020 has been a soul-crushing mix of chaotic, mundane, aggravating, and depressing news. But there's one beacon of the Los Angeles we used to know and love: the Dodgers are once again headed to the World Series.

Down three games to one against the Atlanta Braves in a best-of-seven National League Championship Series, the Dodgers clawed back to win three straight and take the pennant — and a trip to the Fall Classic, where they'll face the Tampa Bay Rays.

It'll be the Dodgers' third World Series appearance in four years, and long-suffering fans are praying to the baseball gods that this — after 32 agonizing seasons — is finally the year they bring the trophy home to L.A.

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Sunday night's Game 7 was a nailbiter. The Braves struck first with a pair of runs in the first and second innings. The Dodgers answered with a pair of their own in the third, then Atlanta drove in another in the fourth to pull ahead 3-2.

Then came the sixth inning and pinch hitter Kiké Hernández, who continued his postseason heroics with a shot to left-center field to tie the game.

The Dodgers' defense shined too, especially this home-run-robbing catch by Mookie Betts.

An inning later, Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger steppped up to the plate and absolutely crushed one to right field, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 lead.

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That would be all they needed as the Dodgers bullpen shut the Braves down over the final five innings, including the last three pitched by Julio Urías.

Game 1 of the 2020 World Series will be played Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Arlington, Texas.

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