Atlanta Beats Milwaukee to Reach NLCS

Tuesday’s division series game had as many runs as the first three games combined. Freddie Freeman’s homer punched his team’s ticket to a face-off with San Francisco or Los Angeles.

ATLANTA — And in the fourth game, the offenses finally erupted.

Until Tuesday, the National League division series between Atlanta and Milwaukee had been nothing but pitching masterpieces, with three games that saw a total of nine runs. Game 4, the first of the series with a season’s fate at stake, brought out the bats at last.

By night’s end, after an evening of power and pinch-hitting and, yes, some doses of pretty good pitching, Atlanta had beaten Milwaukee, 5-4, and advanced

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