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Miller: Dodgers jump on Diamondbacks, then romp to Yasiel Puig’s antics

By in Press Enterprise on October 7, 2017

By Jeff Miller

LOS ANGELES — His pursuit of postseason immortality lasted longer Friday than anyone would have dared dream.

Finally, Taijuan Walker buckled, striking out Curtis Granderson and ending his bid for an imperfect game.

Before that deflating development, the Dodgers were 4 for 4 with a walk against Arizona’s starter, who, let’s be honest, in Game 1 of this National League Division Series was more of a finisher.

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By the time Walker was done – he lasted only one inning, one inning that required him to make 48 pitches en route to surrendering four runs – the Diamondbacks were done, too.

The Dodgers eventually won, 9-5, Arizona unable to overcome its early bottomless pit despite eventually hitting four homers off Clayton Kershaw, something that never before had happened to a Dodgers pitcher in the postseason.

For a team that will be dissatisfied closing with anything other than a World Series championship, the Dodgers certainly opened with a flourish, […]    

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