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NLDS Game 3 Recap: Bullpen Troubles Haunt Dodgers Once Again



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Puig ended his streak of strikeouts in a big way with a leadoff triple in the sixth inning. Lakcey then got Gonzalez to fly out to shallow left field on one pitch and struck out Kemp on a pitch in the dirt. The Dodgers managed to get to Lackey with Ramirez’s RBI double to right field that tied the game.

Yasiel Puig

In what wound up being his final inning of the game, Ryu retired the side in order in the bottom of the sixth. The seventh inning proved to be one that belongs to the Cardinals as Kolten Wong broke the tie with a two-run home run hit off Scott Elbert after Yadier Molina led off the inning with a double and was sacrificed to third.

Carpenter hit a two-out double that knocked out Elbert out of the game and brought Brandon League in. League gave up a single to Randal Grichuk before getting Holliday to hit a ball off League’s leg that the pitcher recovered and threw to first to end the inning.

Brian Wilson took over for the Dodgers in the eighth and gave up a leadoff double to Jhonny Peralta. Wilson then intentionally walked Adams and struck out Molina before giving way to J.P. Howell. With the bases loaded, Wong hit a line drive back to the box that Howell dropped to one knee to stop and turn the inning-ending 1-2-3 double play.

Trevor Rosenthal came on in the ninth and gave up a pair of one-out singles before closing out the Cardinals’ 3-1 victory to leave his team one win away from reaching the NL Championship Series.

Written by Staff Writer

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