Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers do just enough for win

Archie Bradley

Archie Bradley

But the Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman is putting together some impressive postseason numbers.

Despite allowing a career-high 23 home runs in 2017, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw had not allowed a home run to the Arizona Diamondbacks since June, 2016. It the first home postseason win of his career. It's about finding a way to pick up the next guy, and the next guy, and find a way to get it done.

With Walker and Godley out for that game, Lovullo could start left-hander Patrick Corbin in Game 4.

"He's a heck of a pitcher", Roberts said. "It can be learned through experience, but J.T. just has that pose for that big moment, and not (try to) do too much".

Luckily, he recovered in time to make a great swing on the double. "He just has a way with that big moment".

Los Angeles would jump out to an early lead and never look back with Turner's three-run homer to left center field off of Diamondback starter Taijuan Walker in the first. In two starts here this season - his first with the Diamondbacks - Walker allowed only two runs in 11 innings. "It's not uncommon, it happens, it's happened to our group of pitchers".

Kershaw yielded back-to-back homers into the short left-field porch by light-hitting Ketel Marte and Jeff Mathis on his final two pitches in the seventh, making him the first pitcher in team history and the eighth in baseball history to give up four home runs in a postseason game.

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When Puig emerged from the Dodgers' clubhouse for a postgame news conference, he was alongside teammate Justin Turner, who homered and drove in five runs in the win.

"Everything that Robbie gave us (Wednesday) told us that he feels good", Lovullo said, "and we want him to walk into the throwing program today and (Friday) and just see where he's at".

"In our clubhouse, we do have a lot of confidence going into LA", Lamb said.

I'm off to a good start in the playoffs thus far, having backed the winning team in Game 1 of both American League contests. "I think we really had quality at-bats the whole night all the way through". Kershaw snagged the win, after giving up four homeruns in a game. 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.

Yasiel Puig had an eventful Friday night.

"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.

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