“We’re tired,” Chris Taylor, a utility player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, acknowledged as Sunday slipped into Monday and the Dodgers trudged toward their charter flight out of Georgia looking forward to Monday’s off day.
Atlanta, champions of the N.L. East, won Game 2 just like they won Game 1, with a bottom-of-the-ninth-inning hit and a mad dash home.
This time, it was Dansby Swanson racing in from second base after Eddie Rosario tattooed a 105-mile-per-hour screamer up the middle that one-hopped off Corey Seager’s glove behind second base to give Atlanta a 5-4 win.
Players spilled out of the dugout and mobbed Rosario, just as they had Austin Riley 24 hours earlier when Riley singled for the first game-winning hit of his major league career.
The Dodgers arrived here three days ago after winning the N.L. wild-card game and then sending the team with baseball’s best record this year, San Francisco, packing in a division series.
“My arm was dead,” said starter Max Scherzer, who was making his third appearance in seven days and fourth in 12 days.
Joc Pederson continued his hot start to the the postseason with a two-run homer in the fourth inning of Sunday’s win.