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Chris Taylor Named Co-MVP of NLCS

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Former Cavalier and now-Dodger Chris Taylor has been lighting up the postseason for Los Angeles.

Against the Diamondbacks in the NLDS, the outfielder and infielder knotched a hit in all three Dodger victories, while also accounting for three runs and an RBI.

However, in the NLCS against the Cubs, the former UVa shortstop got even hotter. The Cubs pitchers had no answer for Taylor who batted .316 with two homers and five runs scored over the five-game series. Taylor added three RBIs and four walks for a 1.247 OPS.

That helped Taylor lead to Co-MVP honors with Dodgers’ 3b, Justin Turner who batted .353 with two homers, six RBIs and five walks. Most notably, a walk-off home run in Game 2.

Taylor helped lead the Dodgers to their first World Series appearance in 1988. Their opponent is unknown at the moment with the Yankees and Astros in a tight battle as the Yankees lead 3 games to 2 heading back to Houston.

The first game of the World Series will be next Friday, October 27.