Clayton Kershaw gets 1st home playoff win despite allowing 4 homers

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This time, he couldn't even keep the ball in the yard.

LOS ANGELES-Teams that put up win totals like the 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers don't just demonstrate their dominance with hitting, pitching and defense.

Arizona manager Torey Luvullo suggested that if that Game 5 proves necessary, his team will be ready. Turner has been one of the best hitters in baseball over the last four seasons. "When you have a lead like that, it's about attacking guys, not giving up free bases". "I thought he was spectacular for us tonight".

Despite the fact that Kershaw seemed to run out of gas, allowing three of his four runs in the sixth and seventh innings, Walker and the D-backs were down 4-0 before Walker recorded his first out. Kershaw has a 2.58 home ERA in 90 2/3 innings.

"I felt fine, it just wasn't coming out as good as I would have liked it to that last inning", Kershaw said. "So they hit some good pitches".

Pollock put Arizona on the board in the top of the third inning when he smoked a 93 miles per hour fastball from Kershaw into the pavilion in left-center. "Obviously a frustrating way to end it, but thankfully we had a big lead".

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Watch the Dodgers take on the D-backs in Game 2 of the NLDS presented by T-Mobile Saturday at 9 p.m. ET./ 6 p.m. PT on TBS. Before the game started, fans packed Dodger Stadium as the team started its postseason run. Yasiel Puig contributed in the first as well, hitting a double that drove in Cody Bellinger. Afterward, the long-ball barrage was mostly shrugged off by the Dodgers in the afterglow of their win.

"With 48 pitches in one inning, that's a lot for any pitcher to absorb". Playing from behind all night, Arizona couldn't catch up.

"We have been very resilient all season", he said. A Game 1 loss would surely have spurred the Cassandras of the L.A. baseball world to scream in unison. He gave up three earned runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and no walks over four innings in a 5-3 win at the Rockies his last regular season start. "They were sitting on the fastball most of the time". He added a run-scoring single in the fourth inning and another in the eighth.

Ray pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief in the National League wild-card game Wednesday. A pinch hit lead off single by Austin Barnes was cashed in on a Corey Seager RBI triple, Turner followed with and RBI single that gave the Dodgers a 9-5 lead.

"I see my teammates so excited on the bench", Puig said, laughing.