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Dodgers Break a Postseason Record With Their Huge 1st Inning

History in a crucial Game 3 for Los Angeles.



Down 2 games in the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers came out stronger than anyone could have imagined in Game 3. Los Angeles immediately showed up hacking against Braves right-hander Kyle Wright, making history in the process.

The 11 runs the Dodgers put up in the 1st inning is the most runs ever scored in a single postseason inning. They were able to do that thanks in part to 3 big homeruns and 7 total hits coming from Los Angeles. 

The Dodgers sent so many men to the plate in the 1st inning, that the only way we can recap it is via bullet points. Here’s how that historic inning went down:

  • Mookie Betts: Infield single
  • Corey Seager: RBI double
  • Justin Turner: Groundout to third
  • Max Muncy: groundout to second
  • Will Smith: RBI double
  • Cody Bellinger: Walk
  • Joc Pederson: Three-run homerun
  • Edwin Rios: Solo homerun
  • Chris Taylor: Walk
  • Mookie Betts: Walk
  • Corey Seager: RBI single
  • Justin Turner: Hit By Pitch
  • Max Muncy: Grand Slam
  • Will Smith: Strikeout

In total, the Dodgers ended up sending 14 men to the plate against the Braves. They also got Kyle Wright out of the game after Chris Taylor walked. Grant Dayton came on and had to face 5 more guys that inning. 

The Dodgers still have to lock this game down in Arlington, but a win today would certainly get them back into this series. Los Angeles could have Clayton Kershaw on the mound on Thursday evening depending on how he is feeling. Atlanta will go with yet another rookie pitcher in Bryce Wilson. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. When I said yesterday they needed to “come out strong” today, I had no idea…. And all but one of those runs came with two outs. They just need to save some of this spectacular situational hitting for the rest of the series.

  2. Tonights game was the most exciting post season game that I have ever seen!! Our Boys in Blue were absolutely OUTSTANDING.. Lets keep the momentum going and lets show the Braves that WE are the team that is going to the World Series!! You have our support and lets WIN another game!! And ALL Dodgers Nation will be watching you. Lets Go Dodgers

  3. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen such an offensive explosion in any game in my life like the first inning in game 3 of the NLCS. This team is capable of just about anything.

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