Seager sparks Dodgers' bats in Game 3 win

Shortstop tallies 3 hits as LA takes 2-1 NLCS lead

Seager sparks Dodgers' bats in Game 3 win

LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager's first hit outside of the first inning this postseason put the Dodgers on the board against Jake Arrieta in a 6-0 win over the Cubs on Tuesday night in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.

Entering Tuesday, Seager had been 5-for-8 in the first inning this postseason and 0-for-23 in all of his other at-bats. That changed in the third, when he roped a two-out single to right field for a 1-0 Dodgers lead. The hit scored Andrew Toles, who had led off the inning against Arrieta with a single and advanced on Rich Hill's groundout. Toles froze at second base when Chase Utley popped out on the field, bringing up Seager.

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Toles went from second to home in 6.44 seconds according to Statcast™, his fastest such time in 2016. His previous high was 6.63 on Aug. 21 against the Reds.

Seager was 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position this postseason entering Tuesday after going 0-for-7 in the same situation in last year's playoffs. He finished 3-for-4 on Tuesday with one RBI.

Adam McCalvy has been a reporter for since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.