Dodgers’ Seager NLCS MVP After 5 HRS, 11 RBIs Against Braves
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager bashed his way to NLCS MVP.
Once the Los Angeles Dodgers finally finished off the Atlanta Braves, the choice was obvious.
Seager helped power Los Angeles to its third World Series in four years, and another chance to win its first title since 1988. The sweet-swinging shortstop set NLCS records with five homers and 11 RBIs as the Dodgers eliminated the Braves in seven games.
Even though he went 0 for 5 and left five runners on base in the Dodgers’ clinching 4-3 win Sunday night, Seager homered three times in the previous two games when they were also facing elimination. Seager, the 2016 NL Rookie of the Year, homered twice in a 7-3 win in Game 5 on Friday night. The next day, his solo homer ignited a a three-run first inning that was more than enough as Walker Buehler pitched six scoreless innings in a 3-1 win.
Seager’s six homers and 15 RBIs overall are already Dodgers' records for a single postseason — passing the five homers by Davey Lopes in 1978 and Justin Turner’s 14 RBIs three years ago. Seager is the first shortstop with more than three homers in any series in MLB postseason history.