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Arizona actually has six homers in the series to just one by the Dodgers, who scored eight runs in Game 2 with only one extra-base hit. He'd gone 8 for 17 against Atlanta in the NLDS, but was 5 for 22 in six games against the Cardinals and had catcher Yadier Molina in his head for the whole series. And who did it happen to be? They haven't enjoyed the same luck against the Dodgers. This time, both of his runs came in the first inning when Paul Goldschmidt engineered a two-run homer. He was dominant against Los Angeles during the regular season, going 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA in five starts, striking out 53 in 31 2/3 innings.

"I felt great", Ray said. Coming into his NLDS start against the Diamondbacks Friday night, Kershaw sported a combined 4-7 record, a 4.55 ERA for 13 starts in post-season play. Kershaw has also had tremendous success against the Diamondbacks this season with a 0.59 earned run average and a 2-0 record. The 1-2 starters for the Diamondbacks, Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray, each pitched in the wild-card game.

Yesterday he admitted to fatigue, saying, "I just didn't have much left, I don't know".

The Dodgers popped champagne after they won the division title, but it was a relatively low-key celebration. "I'm glad I was part of his first postseason home win". The Dodgers success is due to the two-headed monster in their rotation including Clayton Kershaw and Alex Wood. If necessary, game four would be played Tuesday in Phoenix, before shifting back to LA if a game 5 was needed. Homers were a problem; he gave up five (1.8 per nine) and a.475 slugging percentage, compared to overall marks of 1.2 HR/9 and.352 SLG. "That edge he brings and the way this guy prepares is like no other". "I thought he was spectacular for us tonight".

"They were steamrolling teams and intimidating teams", Arizona Diamondbacks Torey Lovullo said of the Dodgers, who with a ledger of 104-58 finished the regular season.

Hill settled down from there, allowing just the two runs on three hits with three walks and four strikeouts in four innings.

Top-of-the-order hitters Justin Turner and Corey Seager had big hits in the 9-5 victory Friday, and this time Nos. The 15 was as impressive as the five because it pressured the Arizona pitchers.

Protecting a one-run lead, Roberts used lefty Tony Cingrani and righty Kenta Maeda to get through the fifth. After his short outing Wednesday, Greinke would be pitching on normal rest.

On Thursday night at 6 p.m. Mingus Union softball will play the Camp Verde Special Olympics Team in a fun exhibition. "They hit a couple of mistakes and unfortunately, we never got grounded". In their game two win, Washington got four shut-out innings from their relievers and did not even have to use Kintzler. There were three seats at the table, and Puig took the one on his right. Turner singled in Taylor, who walked. Nope. Mattingly hung him out to dry. I tell him that little kids hit in the eighth spot.

"We wanted to put the pitcher's back against the wall", Turner said, whose five RBIs in this game tied a Brooklyn-Los Angeles franchise mark for most RBIs in one post-season contest.

Marte had singled with one out, went to second on defensive indifference and third on a ground ball hit by pinch-hitter Jake Lamb to Bellinger, the Dodgers first baseman.



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