This Day In Dodgers History: Most Runs Scored In One Inning Of Postseason Game

This day in Los Angeles Dodgers history saw the team set an MLB record with the most runs scored in one inning of a postseason game.

The Dodgers achieved the feat on October 14, 2020, against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. Having suffered back-to-back losses, the Dodgers came out swinging against Braves starter Kyle Wright.

Though, their offensive explosion required challenging an out call at first base to begin the game. That was successful, and Mookie Betts’ infield single was followed by the floodgates opening.

Corey Seager drove an RBI double to left-center field, and Will Smith drove him in with a two-out extra-base hit. Cody Bellinger’s walk was followed by Joc Pederson blasting the first of the Dodgers’ three home runs in the inning.

Edwin Ríos made it back-to-back homers on the very next pitch, and walks by Chris Taylor and Mookie Betts set the table for Seager yet again. He extended the inning with an RBI base hit, and after Justin Turner was hit by a pitch, Max Muncy put the Dodgers in the record books with a grand slam.

The back-to-back home runs marked just the fourth time in Dodgers postseason history.

The Dodgers’ 11 runs are the most a team has ever scored in one inning of a playoff game, they also tied a postseason record with 16 hits and finished with the best differential for a final score (12) with their 15-3 win.

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The record-breaking night for the Dodgers continued past the first inning as they hit two more home runs to give them five, which is the most during a postseason game in franchise history.

Bellinger contributed to the record with a solo blast to lead off the second inning, and Seager broke it with his home run in the third.

Another Dodgers postseason record set in the Game 3 win was most runs scored with 15.

Although it was a prolific showing, the Dodgers lost the very next day to face a 3-1 deficit before they rallied for a dramatic NLCS comeback win and eventual World Series championship.

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