The L.A. Dodgers did not let the Atlanta Braves' 2-0 series lead slow them down, it only fueled the team to strike back in Game 3. L.A. came out victorious with a final score of 15-3.
The Dodgers came out strong carrying their momentum from Game 2 on Tuesday when they almost came back to tie the game. The Braves barely got away with a one-run victory of 8-7 after being up 7-0.
Game 3 brought high stakes as the Braves could have gotten a 3-0 lead over the Dodgers and one win away from the World Series if they came out on top.
Shortstop Corey Seager paved the way for the Dodgers as he doubled against starting Braves pitcher Kyle Wright, letting outfielder Mookie Betts score after Betts barely escaped getting out as the call was overturned in his favor.
Outfielder Joc Pederson then hit a three-run shot that let Smith and Bellinger to score. With two outs in the first inning, two players on base and a new pitcher on the mound, first Max Muncy hit a grand slam to propel L.A.'s lead to 11-0.
L.A.'s 11 runs set a Major League Baseball record for most runs scored in a single postseason inning by one team. They added four more runs in the second and third innings.
The Dodgers went scoreless after the top of the third inning and focused on defense.
Backed by the explosive offense, Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urías earned his fifth career postseason win. He allowed one earned run off three hits and two walks over five innings of work. Urías' only run came from a solo home run in the third inning courtesy of Cristian Pache.
Atlanta’s bullpen successfully kept the L.A. offense in check for the first 15 innings of the series. Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernández was the only player to slip through and score a solo home run. The Dodgers made up for every scoreless inning of the series by scoring 15 runs Wednesday night.
The battle for the pennant continues with Game 4 on Oct. 15. The Dodgers left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw is expected to start, after dealing with back spasms and sitting out Game 2.