Dansby Swanson, Jorge Soler lead 7th inning rally to take Game 4; one win away from World Series Championship

Written by Doug Rush

Dansby Swanson, Jorge Soler lead 7th inning rally to take Game 4; one win away from World Series Championship.

It’s been 26 years since the Atlanta Braves were World Series Champions. They are now one game away from realizing that dream.

Houston was up 2-0 up until the bottom of the sixth inning. Then the Braves bats finally woke up after being lifeless for the majority of the game.

Austin Riley, who has been super for the Braves during the postseason, got the Braves on the board with an RBI single to make the game 2-1.

One inning later in the bottom of the seventh. Dansby Swanson tied the game up with a solo home run.

With Truist Park rocking, the next batter was Jorge Soler. The game was no longer tied, as he hit the go-ahead home run to put the Braves up 3-2.

The Braves back-end of the bullpen locked it down, as Tyler Mattel, Luke Jackson and Will Smith pitched three scoreless innings to end the game. The Braves took Game 4 by a score of 3-2 and are now up 3-1 in the 2021 World Series.

With the season on the line and trying to stave off elimination, the Astros are slated to send out Framber Valdez. The Braves do not have a named starter yet for Game 5. The Braves sent out rookie Dylan Lee for Game 4 and he was only able to get through 1/3 of an inning before being replaced in the first inning.

The Braves have a chance to win it all on Halloween night and end a 26-year drought if they are able to win Game 5, which would be ideal and not have to go back to Houston for a Game 6 or 7.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.