The Braves advance to the NLCS for the second year in a row thanks to Freddie Freeman’s clutch home run.

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The Atlanta Braves had the lowest regular-season record of any team in this year’s MLB playoffs, with 88 victories. But none of that matters in October.Atlanta won 5-4 on Tuesday night as Freddie Freeman, the reigning National League MVP, broke a 4-4 tie with a solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader in the bottom of the eighth inning.

For the second consecutive season, the Braves defeated the Brewers in four games and proceeded to the National League Championship Series.Freeman credited the front office for numerous crucial additions at the trade deadline, saying, “It’s been a whole different team in the second half.” “We felt very good about ourselves in the second half because we were playing really strong baseball, and we took that into the postseason.”

The visiting Brewers ended the series’ 22-inning scoring drought by scoring two runs in back-to-back innings and knocking out Atlanta starter Charlie Morton after 3 1/3 innings. The Braves, on the other hand, immediately responded with two runs of their own.In the fourth inning, Eddie Rosario hit a two-run single off Milwaukee starter Eric Lauer, and in the fifth, Joc Pederson and Travis d’Arnaud drove in runs off reliever Aaron Ashby.

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