The Los Angeles Dodgers had their backs against the wall heading into Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, but they rose to the occasion in the very first inning.
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The Dodgers put-together an 11-run first inning, which is the highest-scoring inning of all-time in an MLB postseason game. Dodgers slugger Max Muncy crushed a grand slam off Braves reliever Grant Dayton, the third homer of the inning, to make history.
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Mookie Betts led off the game with an infield single on the first pitch, Corey Seager followed with a double on the next pitch, which scored Betts from first base. Joc Pederson and Edwin Rios later hit home runs on back-to-back pitches against Kyle Wright, who then walked the No. 9 batter before Dayton took over.
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Betts walked before Seager had an RBI single, Justin Turner was hit by a pitch and Muncy went deep. Will Smith, the 14th batter in the inning, struck out to end the onslaught.
Bellinger then led off the top of the second inning with a homer, after he robbed Atlanta’s Ozzie Albies of a home run in the bottom half of the first.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.