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Juan Uribe Homers to Left Field Sending Dodgers to NLCS

LOS ANGELES, CA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013 - Juan Uribe hits a two run homer in the eighth inning to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead in game four of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

LOS ANGELES, CA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013 – Juan Uribe hits a two run homer in the eighth inning to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead in game four of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Juan Uribe was unable to bunt the ball and that turns out to be the best thing for the LA Dodgers as he blasted a monster home run in Monday’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over the Braves.

“This moment, today I’ll never forget,” Uribe said. “I think a lot of people feel like that.”

Uribe’s homer set off a wild celebration on the field by the Dodgers, who rushed toward the mound and tore jerseys off each other.

“It was a special night to get to do it here in LA,” said Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, his hair slick from the spray of beer and champagne. “We haven’t won anything yet, but it definitely feels good to get to celebrate. You never want to pass those moments up.”

The Dodgers now await the winner of St. Louis-Pittsburgh series that starts Oct. 9. Game 1 of the National League Championship Series begins Friday.

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