Dodgers Sweep D-backs in NLDS

Fantasy Baseball Breaking News

Fantasy Baseball Breaking News

The Dodgers, who won 104 games for the best record in baseball and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, face the victor of the Nationals-Cubs series in the NLCS.

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Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers tumbles into the dugout after catching a foul ball during the fifth inning of the National League Divisional Series.

Want to watch Game 3 between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers? He broke his right middle finger in July, but plans to play in an instructional league game Saturday.

The Dodgers struck for a run in the first inning.

Kenley Jansen earned his second save of the series as the closer appeared in all three games for the Dodgers of the NLDS.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have marched into the National League Championship Series twice before during their current five-season postseason streak, but never with such quiet intensity and blunt force. He struck out four and walked five. With two outs in the fifth, Bellinger got ahead 3-0, took a borderline inside fastball, then launched a changeup that caught too much of the plate for a 416-foot drive to left centerfield, extending the Dodgers' lead to 2-0.

Veteran Daniel Descalso, who provided a major boost off the bench and as a part-time starting second baseman this season, said the Diamondbacks can still get better. Curtis Granderson entered as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers and went 1-for-2 with a run scored. He needed just 30 pitches to get through three innings, including a seven-pitch third that give his opposite number, who grounded out in that stretch, nearly no time to sit down. The 31-year-old from Japan has a 5.40 ERA while losing both his career postseason starts but the Dodgers acquired him from the Texas Rangers to boost up their playoff-caliber pitching. His ERA is a full run better at Wrigley Field than on the road (2.90 versus 3.87).

The Diamondbacks' first-year manager, Torey Lovullo, expressed confidence that Greinke, his ace pitcher, would keep the series alive on Monday.

The theme of the Diamondbacks this postseason was early exits for their starters. They'll will move to the NLCS, where they will have a chance to win their first pennant since 1988, even though they've been in the NLCS in five out of the last 10 seasons. On Greinke's second pitch of the sixth, he served up an 89 miles per hour fastball that Barnes lined 398 feet to leftfield, restoring their two-run lead.

On Monday night, though, Greinke struggled to put away hitters, needing 29 pitches to complete a laborious first inning and going to a full count on five of the first eight batters he faced. Cingrani was backed by Brandon Morrow who toss 1 and 1 1/3 scoreless innings while facing the heart of the Dbacks lineup in the bottom of the 7th.

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