Dodgers roar back to life with 11-run first inning

Sports | ASSOCIATED PRESS 16 Oct 2020

Max Muncy's grand slam homer capped a record-setting 11-run first inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who coasted to a 15-3 rout of the Atlanta Braves yesterday that cut their National League Championship Series deficit to 2-1.

The slam by Muncy off Grant Dayton was the third homer in the first, the highest-scoring inning in a major league baseball postseason game. It was among a franchise-record five homers for the Dodgers, who set a team record for postseason runs.

"It's pretty cool. Not too many things that are cooler than that,'' said Muncy. "But the biggest thing to me is our team got a win and got us back on track.''

Joc Pederson hit a three-run homer off starter Kyle Wright to start his four-hit night, and Edwin Rios went deep on the next pitch. Corey Seager had a pair of RBI hits in the opening outburst, then added a solo homer in the third as the Dodgers built a 15-0 lead.

Julio Urias struck out five while allowing one run and three hits over five innings.

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