Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Wednesday night in the National League Wild Card Game.

The 106-win Dodgers advanced to a best-of-five division series against the NL West champion San Francisco Giants, who won 107 games to barely hold off rival Los Angeles for the division title. Game 1 will be Friday night in San Francisco.

"That's gonna be fun. Yeah, two of the best regular-season records of all time. We've been battling all year, so I expect a hard-fought series," Taylor said.