Bellinger's 13th-inning RBI single ended a marathon Game 4 and evened the National League Championship Series as the Dodgers went deep into the night for a 2-1 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.
Bellinger laced a full-count pitch from Junior Guerra into right field to score Machado, who was almost picked off second base moments earlier.
The five-hour, 15-minute game was the second-longest NLCS game by time, behind Game 5 of the 1999 series between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves which took 5:46. Two days later, Athletics reliever Fernando Abad threw at Machado's knees, almost hitting him, and on the next pitch, he retaliated by throwing his bat at third base, where Alberto Callaspo had just replaced Donaldson.
The series is tied 2-2, and the victor of the pivotal Game 5 will go to Milwaukee with a chance to clinch a spot in the 2018 World Series on Friday night. "And then once I noticed he was attacking me, I just tried to put the ball in play and hopefully find a hole this time". Julio Urias earned the win in relief as the ninth LA pitcher as he gave up one hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief.
The Dodgers will send staff ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound in Game 5.
Throughout the playoffs, Chris Taylor has been a hitting machine for Los Angeles, posting a slash line of.353/.450/.647.
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The sellout crowd of 53,764 was considerably noisier than on Monday, when Enrique Hernandez criticized Dodgers fans for being too quiet. The Dodgers are 4-8 when tied 2-2 in a best- of-seven series, the Brewers are 0-2.
As for Game 5, Cora said he won't decide on a starter until after Game 4, but Eduardo Rodriguez, Joe Kelly or David Price on short rest are all options.
Urias was the eighth and last Los Angeles reliever to enter the game.
Machado's explanation? "I was trying to get over him and hit his foot". Both benches and bullpens emptied, but no punches were thrown.
While the Milwaukee Brewers didn't shy away from calling Machado a "dirty player", the Major League Baseball doesn't believe that his actions warrant a suspension. Machado said they go back to their days in the minors.