Dodgers make history

A record-setting offensive explosion aided the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 15-3 rout of Atlanta in the NLDS. The Braves still hold a 2-1 series lead.

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October 15, 2020 - 9:05 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy hits a grand slam against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series Wednesday. Photo by Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution / TNS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — 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 postseason game. It was among a franchise-record five homers for the Dodgers, who set a team record for postseason 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. Corey Seager had a pair of RBI hits in the opening outburst, then added a solo homer in the third as the Dodgers built a 15-0 lead — the first team with that many runs in the first three innings of a postseason game.

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