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Dodgers NLCS: Los Angeles Dominates in Record-Breaking Game 3 Win

Highlights from Game 3 of the Championship Series.



The Dodgers were backing towards the corner coming into Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. With the Braves winning the first 2 games of the series, the last thing Los Angeles needed was to go down 3 games.

Offensive Explosion

The Dodgers erupted for more runs in the 1st inning than any team ever has in the postseason. Their 11-run opening to Game 3 will forever go down in the record books as one of the most dominant offensive explosions of all time. Corey Seager got things started when he laced a double to the gap in left-center to drive in Mookie Betts. 

While the Dodgers did use the entire field, they also got back to the long ball once again. Joc Pederson and Edwin Rios went back-to-back in the 1st inning to give them a 6-0 lead early on. 

Speaking of homeruns, Max Muncy hit one in the same inning as well. Muncy took Grant Dayton deep with the bases loaded to give the Dodgers an 11-run lead before Atlanta even got the chance to take their at-bats. 

Julio Urias

The Dodgers needed a big outing from Julio Urias, and that’s exactly what they got. Urias dug deep and managed to go 5 innings despite getting into triple digits with his pitch count. He allowed 1 run and struck out 5 Braves hitters while giving just 2 free passes. 

The bullpen behind Urias did their job as well, though it was much easier with that kind of lead. Kenley Jansen came on in the 6th inning to get some work and breezed through. Pedro Baez came in after a rough night on Tuesday and tossed a perfect inning of his own. He punched out two Braves hitters in the process. 

Alex Wood and Adam Kolarek wrapped up the next 2 innings for the Dodgers, with Kolarek giving up a few runs in the 9th. Los Angeles ended up taking this game 15-3 and now are down just one game in the series. 

Up Next for the Dodgers

The Dodgers and Braves will go back at it tomorrow evening in Arlington for Game 4. Los Angeles is expected to send out Clayton Kershaw, but that all depends on the health of his back. The Braves will counter with rookie pitcher Bryse Wilson, who has yet to pitch in the playoffs. That will most likely end up being a bullpen game for Atlanta. 

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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. Yay, an offensive explosion rejoice! Wait a minute they are still down 2-1 !

    Oh no, it was just one game, the score doesn’t matter its games won that matters. Dodgers are still down 1 game.

    Roberts lost game two by not stopping the runs by staying with Tony too long. Not Tony’s fault its Roberts fault.

    I hope I am wrong but as I have said the last few years the Dodgers will Never win the WS with Roberts as the manager. Too many bad even clueless in-game pitching decisions.

  2. Welcome Back LA Dodgers! That’s how you get back on track a Team effort!
    Julio “El Nino” Urias (7) was Awesome, Also the bullpen Jansen, Báez did great.
    We have Clayton “Gunslinger” Kershaw (22) on the hill tomorrow please give him great offense and defense support.
    “Let’s Go LA Dodgers!!!

  3. Each of our players brought their A game last night, and it could not have worked out better for us. The offense was record-breaking in the first inning; the Dodgers’ efforts cannot be overstated so let’s appreciate the moment. Our bats were beyond hot; Urias did great; and, our bullpen showed up. Whatever momentum that was started during 9th inning on Tuesday night obviously carried over to last night. Even though we are still behind, I choose to be optimistic that our boys can carry yesterday’s momentum into tonight’s game. GO DODGERS!!!

  4. That first inning last night was glorious………..now that’s the team we are used to seeing. And all the negative vibe people jumping ship yesterday should just take their fair weather attitudes back to the house……….do us a favor and do not paste all that negative noise here please!

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