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Roberts: ‘You better be watching Dodgers-Giants’ as both prepare for NLDS Game 5

Roberts: ‘You better be watching Dodgers-Giants’ as both prepare for NLDS Game 5

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Oct 14
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts did not expect this season’s National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants to reach Game 5.

“I was hoping it wouldn’t come to this,” Roberts said on Wednesday. “I was hoping we would win in three straight. The way that the regular season played out, absolutely, I’m sure it was inevitable.”

Game 4 ended with the Dodgers’ winning 7-2, which tied the series 2-2. San Francisco was leading the series 2-1, but in the end, they could not stop the Dodgers’ offensive outburst in Game 4.

Giants catcher Buster Posey recognized the gravity and history of both teams in the MLB.

“Obviously both teams know each other well,” Posey said after the Game 4 loss. “A lot of these guys have played against one another for a long time. This is why you play, really it boils down to competing and execution, and it’s pretty much as simple as that.”

The Dodgers and Giants began playing each other in 1884. At the end of this year’s 162-game regular season, the Giants had won 107 games, the best in baseball and most in franchise history. Meanwhile, the Dodgers had won 106 games, the second best in baseball.

“This is what baseball wants,” Roberts said. “I mean, I think, as I understand, all the series are done and so we’re going to be the only show in town. So if you have a pulse or you’re a sports fan, you better be watching Dodgers-Giants.”

A winner-take-all Game 5 will be played at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Thursday.

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