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How the Dodgers scored 11 runs in 1st inning of NLCS Game 3

Trailing 2-0 in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series, the Dodgers scored 11 runs in Wednesday’s first inning, setting a new postseason record.

The Cardinals were the only other team to score that many in the first – doing it in Game 5 of last year’s NL Division Series, also against Atlanta.

The Dodgers tied those Cardinals for another postseason record by sending 14 hitters to the plate in the 32-minute top of the first inning.

The rally began with a Mookie Betts infield single that first-base umpire Dan Iassogna initially called an out.

The call was overturned on a Dodgers replay challenge, allowing them to take their first lead of the series one pitch later on Corey Seager’s opposite-field RBI double.

The Dodgers continued to rally off reliever Grant Dayton, who walked Betts on five pitches then allowed an RBI single to Seager.

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