The Atlanta Braves’ run in the 2018 MLB postseason drew to a close with a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Monday evening in game four of the National League Championship Series at SunTrust Park.
LA jumped to an early lead on an RBI double by Manny Machado in the top of the first inning. A two-run pinch-hit single from Kurt Suzuki put Atlanta ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the second. But the Dodgers regained the lead on a two-run single by David Freese in the sixth and added insurance on a three-run homer by Manny Machado in the seventh.
Jonny Venters was charged with the loss in relief for the Braves, and reliever Ryan Madison got the win for the Dodgers.
LA took the best-of-five series by 3-1 and will now advance to the National League Championship Series versus the Milwaukee Brewers.
The 2018 season has officially come to an end for the National League East champion Braves. It was a remarkable season which left the team with their first division title in five years. Fans now look forward to great things from the home team in 2019.
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