ATLANTA — Braves fans have long celebrated the night Sid slid and the night David Justice teamed with Tom Glavine to clinch a World Series title. Decades from now, they’ll also likely be talking about the night Dansby and Jorge went back to back.
Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler combined to create the latest great moment in Atlanta’s sports history when they drilled back-to-back homers to give the Braves a seventh-inning lead they would not relinquish in a 3-2 win over the Astros in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night at Truist Park.
“I cherish every moment here, whether it’s now or a random day in July,” Swanson said. “So I’m just thankful to be here. But there’s still a lot left to be written, and I think that we need to go out and continue to compete to put ourselves in that position to give this city what it’s been longing for.”
Thanks to the back-to-back homers and Kyle Wright’s splendid relief appearance, the Braves are a win away from their first World Series title since 1995. They own a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven Series and will play Game 5 on Sunday night at Truist Park, where they have won 12 of their past 13 games.
The Braves join the 2017 Astros and 2008 Phillies as the only teams to go 7-0 at home in the postseason. Both of those previous squads won the World…