The Los Angeles Dodgers have made MLB history once again. On Oct. 14, in game three of the 2020 NLCS against the Atlanta Braves, the Dodgers scored the most runs ever in a single postseason inning by knocking in 11 in just the first inning.
In a game where the Dodgers beat the Braves 15-3, a long-standing MLB record was broken (the previous record was 10 runs in one inning, tied by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2019). The mighty inning gave the Dodgers confidence to put away the Braves in game three, bringing the series to 2-1 in favor of the Braves.
While the Dodgers are down in the series, the abrupt flash of baseball brilliance must have surely boosted their morale, which was necessary after losing the opening two games of the NLCS (and their first two losses of the 2020 playoffs).
The Dodgers had a great night at the plate, putting up 16 hits across nine innings, limiting the Braves to seven hits (three of them in the ninth). Nearly every starting Dodger had a hit aside from Chris Taylor, but the Dodger offense produced enough to cover his personal playoff struggle.
Corey Seager had an exceptionally great night, putting up three hits and driving in three runs, ending up a triple shy of the elusive cycle in just the third inning.
Starting Dodger pitcher Tony Gonsolin took to Twitter after the massive victory, voicing his pleasure in typical Gonsolin fashion.
The Dodgers and Braves play their fourth game of the NLCS tomorrow, Oct. 15 at 5:08 p.m. Pacific Time. The Braves look to push closer to winning National League championship and the Dodgers are trying to tie the series.
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**Stats are accurate as of published date.
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