The NLCS shifts back to Truist Park Saturday night for Game 6 between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves hold a 3-2 edge in the series and need just one more win to return to the World Series for the first time since 1999. Ian Anderson will be on the mound for the Braves while the Dodgers will go with Walker Buehler who will be starting on three days rest.
Brian Snitker is making one change to the Braves lineup for Game 6 slotting Freddie Freeman back into the second spot of the order. Freeman hit third in Game 5 to prevent having three left-handers lined up for Los Angeles’ bullpen game. Dansby Swanson will hit seventh with Travis d’Arnaud sticking in the eighth spot.
For the Dodgers, Cody Bellinger will be in centerfield and will hit sixth. Matt Beaty will make his first start of the NLCS at first base and will hit eighth. Gavin Lux will come off the bench again in Game 6.
Dodgers Game 6 lineup includes Matt Beaty at 1B:— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) October 23, 2021
Saturday’s game is scheduled to get underway at 8:08 p.m. ET and can be seen on TBS.