The Arizona Diamondbacks completed a stunning playoff sweep with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday at Chase Field.
Arizona scored all four runs in the third inning of Game 3 to defeat the 100-win Dodgers 3-0 in record-breaking fashion.
Gerardo Perdomo, Kotel Marte, Christian Walker and Gabriel Moreno all hit home runs in the third inning, meaning the Diamondbacks made postseason history Be the first team to hit four home runs in one inning.
The Dodgers did score two runs in the seventh inning, which made for a tight end to the game, but it wasn’t enough as Arizona went on to pull off a famous victory.
“I saw it firsthand, so I guess I have to believe it,” Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick said afterward. “I’m really happy for our town.
“As you know, this has been a long time coming for us and these young guys are doing great and everyone is saying, ‘Oh, they’re great.'”
“I don’t know what’s going on with the national media. They probably don’t quite have it yet. But some of the rest of us do.”
The convincing series victory gave Arizona a berth in the National League Championship Series (NLCS) for the first time since 2007. The team is now one series win away from the World Series.
It will face either the Philadelphia Phillies or the Atlanta Braves for a spot in the Fall Classic.
The win also means the Diamondbacks have yet to lose in the postseason after consecutive sweeps of the Milwaukee Brewers and now the Dodgers.
It was the first time since the team won the World Series in 2001 that they won multiple playoff series in one year.
“I think to say we were shut out would be an understatement, especially in this series,” Arizona’s Zach Gallen said.
“Obviously, it’s no secret that we struggled and struggled with them. But yeah, it does taste a little sweet. Especially because I heard some comments that it was just their home game.”
It was a disappointing end to a positive regular season for the Dodgers.
With 100 wins under their belt and two of MLB’s best players on their roster: Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, a heavy title tilt was expected. among.
But a brutal sweep by the Diamondbacks meant the Dodgers were back to the drawing board.
“Obviously very frustrating,” Bates said afterward.
“There’s no real known reason. They played better. We didn’t do a lot. I can’t speak for all of us, but I’m sure I did absolutely nothing to help us win. There are no words to describe it.”