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How deGrom dominated the Dodgers

Mets starter Jacob deGrom beat Clayton Kershaw at his own game on Friday night. We look at the keys to his success.

deGrom outduels Kershaw in Game 1 (2:38)
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Final: Mets 3, Dodgers 1

Jacob deGrom was fabulous, going 7 innings, striking out 13 and allowing 5 hits, a walk and no runs, as he out dueled Clayton Kershaw and gave the Mets the NLDS Game 1 win over the Dodgers. Box score

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Setup man Tyler Clippard’s struggles to close the regular season continued into the playoffs. Clippard surrendered an RBI single to Adrian Gonzalez in the eighth as the Dodgers got on the scoreboard. Clippard had a 7.11 ERA in his final 12 regular-season appearances, which prompted manager Terry Collins to at least consider having Addison Reed become the primary setup man in the NLDS. The manager opted to stick with Clippard in Game 1, but that might not be the case the next time.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Gonzalez, the only Dodger to drive in a run tonight, had to be thrilled not to be facing Jacob deGrom. He had struck out in all three plate appearances off the young flame thrower, twice on upper-90's fastballs and once on an 87-mph change up. Coming in, he was 3-for-8 with two home runs off him.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom outdueled Clayton Kershaw on Friday night, tossing seven scoreless innings. De Grom struck out 13 in the process. That matches the smost in franchise history in a postseason. Tom Seaver in the 1973 NLCS fanned 13, too.

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deGrom doing better than 0 K, much better

Jacob deGrom has set down 6 batters in two innings, allowing 2 hits and walking a batter, but all of the outs have come via the strikeout. deGrom is the 5th pitcher to get the first 6 outs of a postseason game via the K (most in 7 by Mike Hampton in 2003).


Strikeouts aplenty in Los Angeles

Through 2 innings, Clayton Kershaw has 4 strikeouts and Jacob deGrom has 6. The pitchers' duel is on and the Mets and Dodgers are scoreless in Game 1 of the NLDS. Follow live

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Mets at Dodgers in Game 1 of NLDS

Tonight's final game also features the best pitching matchup as back-to-back Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw (2.13 ERA, 301 K's) faces Mets emerging ace Jacob deGrom (2.56 ERA).

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Friday's Mets-Dodgers Game 1 lineups

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