The Five Ways That Chris Taylor Entered the Record Books in Game 5

It was the game of his life, and a game that saved the Los Angeles Dodgers' lives in the NLCS. Chris Taylor blasted three home runs to lead LA to an 11-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves, to send the series back to Georgia, with the Braves up 3-2. 

His now-legendary performance put him in the baseball record books in at least these five ways:

1. His 3 HRs and 13 total bases (he also had a single) are the most ever in an elimination game.

2. His 4 HRs in elimination games for his team (also hit the walk-off  2-run HR in the Wild Card game)  are the most ever in a single MLB postseason 

3. He is tied with 10 others for most HR in a postseason game 

(Yes, who else would you go to for the facts other than Magic Johnson?). Taylor joins a list topped by Mr. October himself, Reggie Jackson (1977), his own teammate Albert Pujols (2011 with the Cardinals), and Babe Ruth, who did it twice (1926, 1928)

4.  He is only the 5th player in major league history with 3 HRs and 4 hits in a postseason game

The only others to do it were Pablo Sandoval (2012), Albert Pujols (2011), Adam Kennedy (2002) and Bob Robertson (1971). 

 5. Taylor and A.J. Pollock (2 HRs) are only the third pair of teammates in history to hit multiple HRs in the same postseason game

Yes, anytime you're in the company of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in the record books, you've definitely done something right.