Photos: Dodgers defeat Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of NLCS

Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson celebrates as he crosses the plate after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning.
Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson crosses the plate after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning of Game 3 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

After dropping the first two games of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, the Dodgers opened Game 3 with a historic bang.

The Dodgers scored an MLB postseason record 11 runs in the first inning of their 15-3 win Wednesday. The Braves lead the series, 2-1, with Game 4 Thursday.

Here are some of the best images from longtime Los Angeles Times photographer Robert Gauthier, who has been following the Dodgers on their 2020 postseason journey.

Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson hits a three-run home run in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger leaps to catch a long fly at the wall.
Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger leaps to catch a long fly ball hit by Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies at the wall during the first inning of Game 3 of the NLCS.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger, left, celebrates with left fielder Joc Pederson after making a leaping catch.
Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger, left, celebrates with left fielder Joc Pederson after making a leaping catch at the wall during the first inning of Game 3 of the NLCS on Wednesday.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy celebrates after hitting a grand slam in the first inning of Game 3 of the NLCS.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager hits an RBI single during the first inning of Game 3.
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager hits an RBI single during the first inning of Game 3 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger circles the bases after hitting a home run off Braves relief pitcher Grant Dayton.
Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger circles the bases after hitting a home run off Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Grant Dayton during the second inning of Game 3 of the NLCS on Wednesday.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urías delivers against the Atlanta Braves.
Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urías delivers against the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the NLCS.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Dodgers third baseman Edwin Rios celebrates after hitting a home run in the first inning of Game 3.
Dodgers third baseman Edwin Rios celebrates after hitting a home run in the first inning of Game 3 of the NLCS.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Atlanta Braves third baseman Johan Camargo nearly collides with left fielder Austin Riley.
Atlanta Braves third baseman Johan Camargo nearly collides with left fielder Austin Riley while making a catch on a foul ball by the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Joc Pederson and Dodgers teammates celebrate a 15-3 win.
The Dodgers celebrate their 15-3 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)