On the mound for Arizona will be Taijuan Walker (9-9, 3.49 ERA), while Los Angeles counters with Clayton Kershaw (18-4, 2.31). But the left-hander threw 34 pitches over 2 1/3 innings in relief Wednesday during Arizona's wild-card win over Colorado, so it will be interesting to see how fresh he looks.
Wood will start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. No one should blame Lovullo, because winning the elimination game there is the most important thing. "We'll regroup and be ready for (game two on Saturday)".
Another note about Kershaw's outing: no other pitcher has given up four home runs in a single postseason game against a National League team. For a pitcher who allowed a career-high 23 home runs this season, the same number he gave up in the last two seasons combined, the question for Kershaw-the question he will likely be asked for the remainder of his Hall of Fame career-is, How's the back? Ray (15-5, 2.89 ERA, 218K) was solid against the Dodgers during the regular season, posting 8 earned runs and 53 Ks in his five starts.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after Friday's win that neither injury has been an issue recently, despite the increase in long balls Kershaw has allowed. "It's going to be a great challenge", he said.
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First pitch is set for 6:08 p.m.at Dodger Stadium.
Turner's three-run homer sparked a four-run opening frame in which the first five Dodgers reached base safely. Ray is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and three strikeouts in his postseason career.
Signs of fatigue started to show in the sixth inning as Kershaw allowed a solo shot down the left field line to Martinez, and then back-to-back homers by Marte and Mathis in the bottom of the seventh. Chris Taylor singled and Corey Sager walked before Turner's home run.
In the eighth, Seager tripled in pinch-hitter Austin Barnes who led off with a single.
The previous Dodgers to drive in five runs in a postseason game were Davey Lopes in the 1978 World Series and Pedro Guerrero in the 1981 World Series.