Dodgers overcome Diamondbacks’ four homers, win NLDS opener

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw didn’t have his best game, but Justin Turner and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers made sure it was good enough.

Turner hit a three-run homer and finished with five RBIs, and Los Angeles overcame the Arizona Diamondbacks’ four homers off Kershaw to win 9-5 on Friday in the opening game of a National League Division Series.

Turner added an RBI single in the fourth inning and another in the eighth, and tied a Dodgers record for most RBIs in a postseason game already shared by Pedro Guerrero and Davey Lopes.

A.J. Pollock, J.D. Martinez, Ketel Marte and Jeff Mathis homered off Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young Award winner who has struggled in the playoffs.

Kershaw allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings to get the win — his first in the postseason at Dodger Stadium — and is now 5-7 in his postseason career, with a 4.64 ERA. He became the first pitcher in team history to yield four homers in a postseason game, and the eighth in major league history to do so.

Turner homered and Yasiel Puig added an RBI double before Arizona starter Taijuan Walker recorded his first out.

Corey Seager had a triple, drove in two runs and scored three times for the Dodgers.

Walker lasted one inning as the replacement for Robbie Ray, who will start Game 2 today — Ray was pushed back after being pressed into relief in Wednesday’s 11-8 wild-card win over the Colorado Rockies.

Martinez finished with three hits for Arizona.

The Diamondbacks won the season series with the Dodgers 11-8, making them one of just two teams to have a winning mark this year against Los Angeles, which finished the regular season with the major leagues’ best record.

Arizona Los Angeles

ab r h bi ab r h bi

DPrlta lf 4 0 0 0 CTylor cf 4 2 1 0

Pollock cf 3 1 1 1 CSager ss 4 3 2 2

Gdshm 1b 4 0 0 0 JTrner 3b 4 1 3 5

JMrtin rf 4 1 3 1 Bllnger 1b 5 1 1 0

Drury 2b 4 0 0 0 Puig rf 5 0 2 2

Rosales 3b 2 0 0 0 Grndrsn lf 4 0 0 0

GBlnco ph 1 0 0 0 KHrnan lf 0 0 0 0

KMarte ss 4 2 2 1 Grandal c 4 0 0 0

Mathis c 3 1 1 1 Frsythe 2b 3 1 1 0

Dscalso ph 0 0 0 0 Kershaw p 2 0 1 0

TWlker p 0 0 0 0 Watson p 0 0 0 0

Godley p 2 0 0 0 Morrow p 0 0 0 0

CWlker ph 1 0 1 0 Utley ph 0 0 0 0

DHrnnd p 0 0 0 0 ABrnes ph 1 1 1 0

Chafin p 0 0 0 0 Jansen p 0 0 0 0

Sherfy p 0 0 0 0

Lamb ph 1 0 0 0

Totals 33 5 8 4 Totals 36 9 12 9

Arizona 001 001 201–5

Los Angeles 400 300 02x–9

E–C.Seager (1), J.Turner (1), Mathis (1), Godley (1). DP–Los Angeles 3. LOB–Arizona 5, Los Angeles 8. 2B–Puig (1). 3B–C.Seager (1), Puig (1). HR–Pollock (1), J.Martinez (1), K.Marte (1), Mathis (1), J.Turner (1). S–Kershaw (1).

IP H R ER BB SO

Arizona

Walker L,0-1 1 4 4 4 2 3

Godley 5 4 3 2 2 5

Hernandez 1 1 0 0 0 0

Chafin 0 1 1 1 0 0

Sherfy 1 2 1 1 0 1

Los Angeles

Kershaw W,1-0 61⁄3 5 4 4 3 7

Watson H,1 1⁄3 1 0 0 0 0

Morrow H,1 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0

Jansen 1 1 1 0 1 0

Chafin pitched to 1 batter in the 8th

WP–Godley.

Umpires–Home, Paul Nauert; First, Phil Cuzzi; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Alan Porter.

T–3:37. A–54,707 (56,000).

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MLB POSTSEASON

All times HST

Friday’s Results

ALDS: Houston 8, Boston 2, Houston leads series 2-0

ALDS: Cleveland 9, N.Y. Yankees 8, 13 innings, Cleveland leads series 2-0

NLDS: Chicago Cubs 3, Washington 0, Chicago Cubs lead series 1-0

NLDS: L.A. Dodgers 9, Arizona 5, L.A. Dod­gers lead series 1-0

Today’s Games

NLDS: Chicago Cubs (Lester 13-8) at Washington (Gonzalez 15-9), 11:38 a.m. (TBS)

NLDS: Arizona (Ray 15-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Hill 12-8), 3:08 p.m. (TBS)

Sunday’s Games

ALDS: Houston (Peacock 13-2) at Boston (Porcello 11-17), 8:38 a.m. (FS1)

ALDS: Cleveland (Carrasco 18-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 13-12), 1:38 p.m. (FS1)