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Diamondbacks guard pool to prevent Dodgers from swimming

Diamondbacks guard pool to prevent Dodgers from swimming

Who does the team want to play? The D-backs were swept in their first division series since 2011 after dropping the game 3-1 to Los Angeles.

Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts had already said that his players wouldn't be celebrating in the pool, but the Arizona Diamondbacks made an all-out effort to ensure that it wouldn't become a Dodgers monument once again!

The ALDS games were played Sunday night. Cody Bellinger hit a ball real far-like in the fifth inning. The Dodgers would continue threaten over the next three innings but Greinke was able to navigate his way out of danger.

Kenley Jansen pitched around a one-out single to David Peralta in the ninth inning for his second save of the series.

Arizona won its last six regular-season games against the Dodgers, but Los Angeles dominated its NL West rival when it mattered most, sweeping an opponent in the postseason for the first time since the 2009 NLDS against St. Louis.

Darvish (1-0) would leave the game immediately after, finishing the best start of his postseason career with one run allowed on just two hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in five innings.

The D-backs sent Archie Bradley to the mound in the seventh, after retiring Seager and Turner, Bradley walked Bellinger and Puig struck out Barnes to strand the baserunners. But just like in Game 1, when Chicago was held hitless into the sixth by Stephen Strasburg, the World Series champion Cubs showed off their resilience on the way to a stirring victory. A solo shot by the struggling Bellinger extended the Dodgers lead to 2-0.

It was only three games, but it was filled with the dominance the Lakers displayed in 2001 in winning their first 11 playoff games during the height of their dynasty. Darvish was pitching on 13 days' rest, and the extra days off really seemed to help him in the desert.

"And then when he got two strikes, he was tough". His ERA is a full run better at Wrigley Field than on the road (2.90 versus 3.87).

Austin Barnes shook his right fist toward the dugout.

Ray escaped trouble in the third inning, despite continuing with his control issues. They'll will move to the NLCS, where they will have a chance to win their first pennant since 1988, even though they've been in the NLCS in five out of the last 10 seasons.

Scoring started early, with Chris Taylor hitting a leadoff double, moving to second on a walk, moving to third on a sac fly, and scoring on a slow grounder to first. Tuesday night's effort from Zack Greinke was the longest outing for the Snakes with five innings. On Monday, his bold philosophies were on full display, beginning with a seemingly controversial lifting of Darvish after he hit pinch-hitter Christian Walker in the helmet to lead off the sixth. We love it when Zack pitches.