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

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

This series will be a best of five, with Game 2 taking place on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Having used both Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray in the NL wild-card game, Arizona was down to this: a starter they knew would not match Kershaw's performance. Walker has a 2.92 ERA in 86 1/3 road innings this season. On the mound for the Dodgers is Rich Hill who owns a 2.77 ERA in 78 IP at home, and has been stellar of late posting a 1.86 ERA in 29.0 September innings striking out 40 batters. He only made 58 pitches in the game, so he should be pretty fresh for Game 3.

If the Dodgers could have chosen one team to avoid in the postseason it probably would have been the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 9-5 to take Game 1 of the 2017 NLDS.

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.

Now they have Ray going in Game 2 on more-or-less regular rest.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks were down the entire game despite four solo home runs to get them on the board, but the Dodgers were more successful getting on base and driving in runs.

"I'm definitely confident that he's worked out his issues", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said earlier this week. Kenley Jansen let a run squeak by on an RBI force out in the ninth inning, but quickly recovered to squash the D-backs' rally with a first-pitch, game-ending line out from David Peralta.

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. "It's going to be a great challenge", he said. Kershaw allowed four homers overall tonight, but he otherwise seemed to dominate with location and sharp breaking stuff. During that stretch, he boasts a 3.48 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, which are obviously very un-Kershaw like numbers but are still solid for normal humans.

Following an AJ Pollack home run in the third, the Dodgers answered back in the fourth inning, the Dodgers loaded the bases, and shortstop Corey Seager plated a run on RBI single, Turner followed Seager with an RBI single of his own.

Turner finished the game with five RBI, tying a Dodgers postseason record shared by Pedro Guerrero and Davey Lopes.


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