MLB playoffs: Mookie Betts comes alive as Dodgers beat Braves

Oct 16, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) singles and drives in a run against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in game five of the 2020 NLCS at Globe Life Field.

ARLINGTON — Nine innings from the extinction of their season, the Los Angeles Dodgers were on the verge of going home without getting much of anything from their transcendent player, Mookie Betts. The Atlanta Braves had made Mookie moot by, of all things, attacking him with fastballs.

The man with the fastest hands in baseball had seen 29 fastballs in the zone and done next to nothing with them: two singles. His spray chart against those pitches was defaced with too many pop-ups and fly balls to the right side.

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