Manny Machado hit a three-run homer, David Freese came through again in the postseason and the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the NL Championship Series for the third year in a row, eliminating the Atlanta Braves with a 6-2 victory on Monday.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) celebrates his three-run homer against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in Game 4 of baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Dodgers won the best-of-five Division Series 3-1 and will face the Milwaukee Brewers.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) and Matt Kemp celebrate Machado’s three-run homer against the Atlanta Braves during the XXX inning in Game 4 of baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) hits an RBI single against the Atlanta Bravesduring the first inning in Game 4 of baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy scored on the play. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Coming off a tense victory in Game 3, the Baby Braves grabbed the lead on pinch-hitter Kurt Suzuki’s two-run single in the fourth.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese (25) hits a two-run single against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning in Game 4 of baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates a two-run single hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning in Game 4of baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Freese, the 2011 World Series MVP with St. Louis, countered with pinch-hit single of his own in the sixth off Jonny Venters (0-1), driving home Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig for a 3-2 lead.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez (14) steals second base against Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies (1) during the seventh inning in Game 4 of baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves’ Kurt Suzuki (24) hits a 2 RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning in Game 4 of baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Machado finished off Atlanta in the seventh, launching a 1-2 pitch from rookie Chad Sobotka over the Dodgers’ bullpen — his team’s eighth homer of the series. The slugging shortstop, acquired from Baltimore in July, also had a run-scoring double in the first.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill (44) reacts after Atlanta Braves’ Ozzie Albies hits a single during the third inning in Game 4 of baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) recovers a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) for a base hit during the second inning in Game 4 of baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Ryan Madson (1-0) earned the win by getting the final two outs in the fifth to escape a bases-loaded jam.

Source: The Associated Press