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Cody Bellinger wins redemption with one swing as Dodgers eliminate Giants in classic Game 5

Playing a recent NL MVP winner has rarely been questionable. Yet it felt questionable for much of the season as the loaded Los Angeles Dodgers kept penciling in Cody Bellinger as he floundered to a miserable .165/.240/.302 line.

Two seasons after earning that hardware with 47 homers, his extreme downturn perhaps cost the Dodgers the one or two wins that could have pushed them past the San Francisco Giants in an epic NL West race.

They didn’t win that race, but after surviving a wild-card game and earning a best-of-five duel with the Giants that (of course) required a tightly wound NLDS Game 5 to decide it, Bellinger found the ultimate way to make up for a lost year.