ATLANTA, Georgia — Eddie Rosario capped a remarkable NL Championship Series with a three-run homer that sent the Atlanta Braves to the World Series for the first time since 1999.
The Braves finished off the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers with a 4-2 win, capturing the series four games to two. In the process, Atlanta exorcised the demons of last year’s NLCS, when the Braves squandered 2-0 and 3-1 leads against the Dodgers.
The Braves finished the job this time around, advancing to face the AL champion Houston Astros. Game 1 is Tuesday night in Houston.
Rosario had 14 hits against the Dodgers, including three homers.
It will be a matchup of long-time National League rivals who have never met in the World Series before. The Astros moved from the National League to the American League in 2013.
The Astros won the World Series in 2017. The Braves franchise won the World Series in 1995 in Atlanta, in 1957 in Milwaukee and in 1914 in its original home in Boston.