The Braves return to the NLCS for the first time since 2001, when they lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 in a best-of-seven series. Last year, Atlanta reached the NLDS but fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 in the five-game series, and in 2018, they faced the Dodgers in the divisional series and lost 3-1 in the best-of-five.
Los Angeles has been very familiar with the playoffs in recent years, but the Dodgers have failed to win a World Series with what has been seen as championship-caliber teams. The Dodgers lost to the eventual World Series champion Washington Nationals in the divisional series last year. They also made the World Series in back-to-back seasons in 2017 and 2018, but lost to the Houston Astros in seven games in 2017. The Boston Red Sox topped the L.A. sqaud 4-1 the following year.
Here’s how the schedules line up for the seven-game series.
(1) DODGERS VS. (3) BRAVES
Game 1: Oct. 12; 8:08 pm ET (FOX)
Game 2: Oct. 13; TBD (FOX)
Game 3: Oct. 14; TBD (FOX)
Game 4: Oct. 15; TBD (FOX)
Game 5: Oct. 16; TBD (FOX) (if necessary)
Game 6: Oct. 17; TBD (FOX) (if necessary)
Game 7: Oct. 18; TBD (FOX) (if necessary)