Dodgers finish off the Diamondbacks

11 October 2017 06:30:05 GMTPlus11

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the postseason looking like a potential upset candidate following a poor stretch run of the campaign.

From looking like world-beaters earlier in the season, the Dodgers had been pedestrian at best, but their large lead in the National League West allowed them to clinch the Division without much drama.

Both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies will have fancied their chances against LA in the postseason as they battled for the Wild Card.

However when push came to shove, the Dodgers swept the Diamondbacks and now await the winner of the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs series, led two games to one by the defending World Series champions.

Yu Darvish went 5+ innings for the visitors to Chase Field in Phoenix as the veteran right-hander conceded a single run on two hits and no walks while striking out seven.

The LA bullpen allowed a single hit the rest of the way as the Dodgers ended up 3-1 winners after taking the first two games 9-5 and 8-5 at Chavez Ravine in LA.

The Dodgers areĀ 1.62 to win the World Series. Houston are 2.40, while Cleveland can be backed at 1001.00.

Over at Wrigley Field the Cubs will look to close out the Nationals in Game 4 of their National League Divisional Series.

Anthony Rizzo's RBI single to center in the eighth inning was the difference as Chicago edged Washington 2-1.

Jake Arrieta heads to the mound for the Cubs with the Nationals scheduled to counter with Tanner Roark. Game 5 if needed will be Thursday back in the nation's capital with Stephen Strasburg and Kyle Hendricks the anticipated starters.

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