Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks final score, results: Arizona’s home run surge completes sweep of Los Angeles to reach NLCS

The Diamondbacks are headed to the NLCS!

Arizona entered Game 3 of the NLDS with a chance to pull off an unlikely sweep of the Dodgers, who finished with the second-best record in the National League.

The Diamondbacks’ red-hot bats hammered Los Angeles starter Lance Lynn, tagging him for four home runs in the third inning to get out to a lead they wouldn’t surrender. Geraldo Perdomo, Ketel Marte, Christian Walker and Gabriel Moreno were all a part of history, as their four solo shots in a single inning was a first for the MLB Playoffs.

The Dodgers fought back with a pair of runs in the seventh inning, but they couldn’t overcome poor starting pitching and the star duo of Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman going a combined 1-for-21 in the series.

As a result, star rookie Corbin Carroll and the Diamondbacks are headed back to the NLCS for the first time since 2007. They will face the winner of the Phillies-Braves series. 

If you missed any of the action from Arizona’s convincing Game 3 victory, The Sporting News had you covered with live updates, highlights and more.

Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks final score

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Diamondbacks 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4

Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks results, highlights from NLDS Game 3

All times are Eastern.

Final: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2

11:59 p.m.: Top of 9th — That’ll do it! The Diamondbacks are headed to the NLCS! Kiké Hernández lined out to left field and Paul Sewald picked up the save. Arizona is moving on.

11:57 p.m.: Top of 9th — Max Muncy struck out swinging to start the inning, then Will Smith singled to right to bring the tying run to the plate. Chris Taylor flew out to center and now, Kiké Hernández represents the Dodgers’ final out.

11:53 p.m.: Top of 9th — Diamondbacks closer Paul Sewald is in for the save. Arizona is three outs away from the NLCS.

Eighth inning: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2

11:47 p.m.: Bottom of 8th — Evan Phillips worked around a fielding error from Max Muncy and a base hit from Alek Thomas. He struck out Christian Walker, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to flew out to left and Jace Peterson (who was pinch-hitting for Evan Longoria) grounded out to first.

11:42 p.m.: Bottom of 8th — Dodgers closer Evan Phillips is in to try and keep the deficit at two runs.

11:37 p.m.: Top of 8th — Kevin Ginkel, nails. He struck out Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman swinging before getting JD Martinez to fly out to center to end the inning.

11:33 p.m.: Top of 8th — RHP Kevin Ginkel is in for Andrew Saalfrank and immediately walks the nine-hitter, Kolten Wong (who was pinch-hitting for Miguel Rojas). Here comes Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman.

Seventh inning: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2

11:26 p.m.: Bottom of 7th — RHP Brusdar Graterol came in for Alex Vesia and made quick work. He struck out Corbin Carroll and after Ketel Marte sprayed a single to center, he got Tommy Pham to ground into a 1-6-3 double play.

11:22 p.m.: Top of 7th — The Dodgers pinch-hit Austin Barnes for David Peralta and he grounds out to third on Andrew Saalfrank’s first pitch to end the top half of the seventh. Diamondbacks remain in the lead, 4-2.

11:18 p.m.: Top of 7th — Now it’s Kiké Hernández who knocks in a run with a single! Will Smith scores from second on the Dodgers’ fourth base knock in a row with two outs. Chris Taylor advances to second and we have a ballgame, 4-2 Diamondbacks. LHP Andrew Saalfrank is coming in for Ryan Thompson.

11:16 p.m.: Top of 7th — The Dodgers are on the board! Chris Taylor flares an RBI single to left and Max Muncy scores from second with two outs. Will Smith advanced to second.

11:12 p.m.: Top of 7th — Max Muncy and Will Smith rip back-to-back singles to put some pressure on the Diamondbacks’ reliever.

11:10 p.m.: Top of 7th — Ryan Thompson got Freddie Freeman to ground out to second and JD Martinez to strike out swinging to start the 7th.

Sixth inning: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 0

10:58 p.m.: Bottom of 6th — LHP Alex Vesia came in for Michael Grove and sent down Alek Thomas, Evan Longoria and Geraldo Perdomo in order.

10:54 p.m.: Top of 6th — Mookie Betts is still hitless in this series. He grounds out to third to end the top half of the inning.

10:50 p.m.: Top of 6th — After rolling back-to-back ground outs to David Peralta and Miguel Rojas, RP Joe Mantiply’s day is done. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo is bringing in RHP Ryan Thompson for a righty-on-righty matchup against Mookie Betts with two outs.

Fifth inning: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 0

10:42 p.m.: Bottom of 5th — Back-to-back walks for Christian Walker and Pavin Smith (who pinch-hit for Gabriel Moreno) loaded the bases for the Diamondbacks but Michael Grove got out of the jam. Facing a 3-2 count, he got Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to ground out to short.

10:40 p.m.: Bottom of 5th — Ketel Marte’s groundout to first advanced Carroll to third, then Michael Grove got Tommy Pham to strike out swinging for the second out of the bottom half.

10:35 p.m.: Bottom of 5th — Corbin Carroll walked to start the inning and, naturally, the speedster stole second base. The Dodgers have brought in RHP Michael Grove for Caleb Ferguson.

10:27 p.m.: Top of 5th — RP Joe Mantiply gets Chris Taylor (who pinch-hit for Jason Hayward) to strike out swinging. Kiké Hernández flew out to center field and the Diamondbacks maintain their 4-0 lead.

10:18 p.m.: Top of 5th — Brandon Pfaadt got Max Muncy to strike out swinging to start the inning, but Will Smith ripped a double to deep left to give the Dodgers a spark. That’ll do it for Pfaadt, as Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo is giving the ball to LHP Joe Mantiply.

It was an impressive outing for the 24-year-old rookie, going 4.1 innings with just two hits allowed.

Fourth inning: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 0

10:12 p.m.: Bottom of 4th — RP Caleb Ferguson gives the Dodgers some stability. He struck out both Alek Thomas and Evan Longoria looking, then got Geraldo Perdomo to ground out to short for an easy inning.

10:06 p.m.: Top of 4th — Brandon Pfaadt is really settling in. Mookie Betts lined out to center, Freddie Freeman grounded out to second and JD Martinez struck out swinging on a low changeup. The 24-year-old just breezed through the Dodgers’ lethal top of the order.

Third inning: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 0

10:02 p.m.: Bottom of 3rd — LHP Caleb Ferguson comes in and puts an end to a nightmare inning for the Dodgers, forcing Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to ground out to third.

9:57 p.m.: Bottom of 3rd — Gabriel Moreno, are you kidding me?! After his home run was ruled foul, he takes the very next pitch to deep left centerfield to give the Diamondbacks a 4-0 lead. Lance Lynn’s day is done for the Dodgers after just 2.2 innings and four earned runs.

9:56 p.m.: Bottom of 3rd — Gabriel Moreno nearly had back-to-back home runs but after further review, it was ruled a foul ball.

9:52 p.m.: Bottom of 3rd — Now it’s Christian Walker with a home run! That’s three solo home runs in the inning for the Diamondbacks, giving them a 3-0 lead. There are two outs in the inning after Tommy Pham grounded out to second.

9:49 p.m.: Bottom of 3rd — Home run Ketel Marte! After a Corbin Carroll groundout, the 2B smokes a no-doubter to right field to give the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead.

9:46 p.m.: Bottom of 3rd — Home run Geraldo Perdomo! The Diamondbacks SS takes Lance Lynn deep to right field to give Arizona a 1-0 lead.

9:40 p.m.: Top of 3rd — Kiké Hernandez started the inning with a base knock but David Peralta rolled into a 4-6-3 double play to halt any sign of life. Miguel Rojas followed with a ground out to short to end the top half of the inning.

Second inning: Dodgers 0, Diamondbacks 0

9:35 p.m.: Bottom of 2nd — Alek Thomas also singled to center, advancing Gurriel to 2nd. Evan Longoria worked a 3-2 count but Lance Lynn blew a high fastball by him to get out of trouble unscathed.

9:31 p.m.: Bottom of 2nd — We have our first hit of the ballgame! Lourdes Gurriel Jr. with a single to center to get things started.

9:28 p.m.: Bottom of 2nd — Christian Walker pulled a fastball to deep right field but Jason Hayward was there to record the out. Gabriel Moreno followed that with a ground-out to third.

9:20 p.m.: Top of 2nd — The Dodgers remain aggressive at the plate as Max Muncy grounds out to second and Will Smith flies out to right in just six pitches. Jayson Hayward also grounded out to second to end the top half of the inning and Diamondbacks SP Brandon Pfaadt is rolling.

First inning: Dodgers 0, Diamondbacks 0

9:17 p.m.: Bottom of 1st — The hitters are aggressive at the plate early in this one. Dodgers SP Lance Lynn forced Corbin Carroll into an unassisted groundout to first on the first pitch of the bottom half. Ketel Marte flew out deep to left center and Tommy Pham grounded out to Lynn, 1-3. Just six (!) pitches for Lynn after Brandon Pfaadt only threw seven in the top half.

9:10 p.m.: Top of 1st — Mookie Betts is still looking for his first hit in this series after he grounded out to third to start the game. Freddie Freeman lined out sharply to left and JD Martinez flew out to right, allowing Diamondbacks SP Brandon Pfaadt to get through the top of the first inning in just seven (!) pitches.


6:29 p.m.: The roof is open at Chase Field for tonight’s NLDS Game 3!

6:28 p.m.: Rookie SP Brandon Pfaadt will take the mound for the Diamondbacks. No lineup changes for Arizona after taking a 2-0 series lead.

6:25 p.m.: Trade deadline acquisition Lance Lynn is on the hill for the Dodgers tonight. Kiké Hernádez will get the start in CF with rookie James Outman heading to the bench.

Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks series schedule

The Dodgers will face the Diamondbacks in a best-of-five series, with the first two games and the potential fifth game of the series will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Game 3 and a potential Game 4 will be played at Chase Field in Phoenix. 

Date Game Time (ET) TV channel Result
Oct. 7 Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Game 1 9:20 p.m. TBS ARI 11, LAD 2 (ARI, 1-0)
Oct. 9 Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Game 2 9:07 p.m. TBS ARI 4, LAD 2 (ARI, 2-0)
Oct. 11 Dodgers at Diamondbacks, Game 3 9:07 p.m. TBS  
Oct. 12 Dodgers at Diamondbacks, Game 4* 9:07 p.m. TBS  
Oct. 14 Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Game 5* 9:20 p.m. TBS  

* – If necessary

How to watch 2023 MLB playoff games

The National League side of the playoffs will be carried exclusively by TBS, while the American League playoff games will be carried by either Fox or FS1. Each World Series game will be broadcast on Fox.

Fans in Canada can watch AL and NL Division Series games on Sportsnet.

MORE: Why Corbin Carroll’s stats have him poised to win NL Rookie of the Year

Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks live streams

The series will be broadcast on TBS, so Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers can be live-streamed with Sling.

NLDS games can be streamed in Canada on Fubo.

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