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Watch Chris Taylor hits walk-off home run against Cardinals to send Dodgers to NLDS vs Giants (Video)

Written by Doug Rush

Watch as Chris Taylor hits a walk-off home run against the Cardinals to send the Dodgers to NLDS vs the Giants (Video).

For the first time ever in the postseason, we will have the San Francisco Giants taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Chris Taylor is the reason for that, as on Wednesday night, Taylor took an offering from Alex Reyes and drove it to the left field outfield seats of Dodger Stadium to send the defending World Series Champion Dodgers to the National League Divisional Series.

Taylor was in the midst of a 9-for-72 slump before he hit the fourth walk-off home run in Dodgers history; Kirk Gibson, Justin Turner and Max Muncy have the others.

The Dodgers, who won 106 games in 2021, fell one game short of winning the division and were forced to play in the Wild Card game against the Cardinals, who had won 17 straight at one point.

Now, those 106-win Dodgers will face off against the 107-win team that won the National League West in the Giants, which will start Friday night.

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.