WATCH: Dodgers Set a Record, Pound Atlanta in Game Three of the NLCS

AM800-Sports-MLB-Los Angeles Dodgers-Game Three-NLCS-Oct 14-2020

Max Muncy's grand slam capped a record-setting 11-run first inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who coasted to a 15-3 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night that cut their National League Championship Series deficit to 2 games to 1.

The slam by Muncy off Grant Dayton was the third homer in the first, the highest-scoring inning in a major league post-season game. It was among a franchise-record five homers for the Dodgers, who set a team record for post-season runs.

Joc Pederson hit a three-run homer off starter Kyle Wright to start his four-hit night, and Edwin Rios went deep on next pitch.

The Dodgers Corey Seager had a pair of RBI hits in the opening outburst, then added a solo homer in the third as Los Angeles built a 15-0 lead, the first team with that many runs in the first three innings of a post-season game.

Winner Julio Urias, with three wins in three appearances this post-season though making his first start, struck out five while allowing one run on three hits over five innings. He walked the first two batters, but no more.

Game Four of the series is Thursday night at 8:08 p.m.

 

With files from the Associated Press