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Arizona Diamondbacks 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 9

An ugly first inning doomed the D-backs in the NLDS opener.

MLB: NLDS-Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It took Taijuan Walker six attempts before he was able to retire a Dodgers hitter. By that point, the score was already 4-0, largely thanks to a three-run homer off the bat of Justin Turner. He lasted only one inning, easily the shortest post-season outing in franchise history. Zack Godley was pressed into really long relief and did very well considering the circumstances. He went five innings, allowed two earned runs (and one unearned) on four hits and two walks with five K’s.

The Diamondbacks did their share of damage, hitting four home-runs off Clayton Kershaw - only the second team ever to do that in a single game against him. They were provided by A.J. Pollock, J.D. Martinez (naturally!), Ketel Marte and Jeff Mathis. Unfortunately, all four of them were solo shots, and three double-play balls - two off the bat of Brandon Drury - didn’t help things on that front. Martinez had three of Arizona’s eight hits, with two for Marte, while Pollock walked in addition to his home-run.