The Braves went 19 innings without scoring a run against the Dodgers in the NLDS, but they completely broke through in the second inning of Game 3 against Dodgers wunderkind Walker Buehler

The big blow? A historic swing from possible NL Rookie of the Year, Ronald Acuna Jr.: 

Acuna became the youngest player in postseason history to hit a grand slam. He breaks the record of an inner-circle Hall of Famer: 

What led up to the slam was pretty darn interesting in its own right. 

  • Nick Markakis drew a walk to lead off the inning. 
  • After a pair of strikeouts, Ozzie Albies singled to center. Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger misplayed it, though, and that allowed Markakis to get to third while drawing a throw. Albies got to second on the throw, which in turn triggered Dodgers manager Dave Roberts to intentionally walk Charlie Culberson to get to the pitcher, Sean Newcomb
  • Buehler walked Newcomb, to score a run, on four pitches
  • Buehler would have walked Acuna on four pitches, but on the 3-0 count, he dropped the bat and prematurely started to walk to first, likely causing a bad strike call. 
  • Then came the slam. 

What a huge and much-needed inning for the Braves, snapping their scoring drought in a major way under funky circumstances that produced the historic grand slam. 

They would end up winning, 6-5, and forcing a Game 4.