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Chris Taylor Slams 3 Homers in NLCS Game 5 Against Braves

Chris Taylor's jersey may have prophesied what would come for the Dodgers star during Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.

He is the first player in MLB postseason history to have a three-homer game in a potential elimination competition, and joins Kiké Hernández as the only Los Angeles players in franchise history with a three-homer postseason game, per Dodger Insider.

Taylor's first home run off a first-pitch fastball by Atlanta left-hander Max Fried gave the Dodgers a 3–2 lead in the second inning after falling behind the Braves, 2–0, in the first. 

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His next homer didn't come until the bottom of the fifth, but this time it wasn't after Fried. Righthander Chris Martin replaced him, and Taylor went 0–2 against the Braves player before rocketing a 415-foot homer to lift Los Angeles to 6–2. The third homer came two innings later, this time registering at 388 feet from a different Braves pitcher. 

Atlanta leads the series, 3–2, after Los Angeles pulled off a commanding 11–2 victory. NLCS Game 6 is slated for Saturday, Oct. 23 at 5:08 p.m. ET at Truist Park. 

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