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Electric Mookie Betts catch protects Dodgers lead in NLCS Game 6

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Electric Mookie Betts catch protects Dodgers lead in NLCS Game 6

A Braves rally in the fifth inning was stymied by the star right fielders leap at the fence to end the threat.

Electric Mookie Betts catch protects Dodgers’ lead in NLCS Game 6

12hAlden Gonzalez4hPedro Gomez6hBradford Doolittle8hAlden Gonzalez9hJeff Passan6hAssociated Press12h2dT.J. Quinn6hAlden Gonzalez22hJeff Passan5dSam Miller6dTim Kurkjian5dESPN staff4dPedro Gomez15d6:45 PM ETAlden GonzalezESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams
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ARLINGTON, Texas — ranged back, felt the warning track underneath his feet, exploded vertically, twisted his body the other way and made a miraculous, full-extension catch up against the right-field fence, ending the top of the fifth, robbing Braves slugger of extra bases, saving a run and potentially altering the momentum of Game 6 in this National League Championship Series.

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Betts’ play, preserving a 3-0 lead by the on Saturday afternoon, came less than 24 hours after his shoestring catch on ‘s sinking line drive changed the course of Game 5. Betts high-stepped and yelled “Let’s go!” after coming down with his latest highlight-reel play. balled his right hand in a fist and raised it to the sky near the pitcher’s mound.

The best play you’ll see today. Betts on it.

— MLB (@MLB)

Anyone who doesn’t think this is a spectacular catch — momentum going backward, leaping high into a wall, having the body control and wherewithal to track the ball — is just wrong. Add in context — potential elimination game, a run would’ve scored — and it’s that much better.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan)


— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter)

Hey LA! See that catch? You’d better damn well treasure Mookie. Worst mistake we made since selling The Babe to the Yankees.

— Bob Ryan (@GlobeBobRyan)

If the Dodgers come back and win this series, and eliminate an team that held a 3-1 series lead, Betts’ catch might live on forever.

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