Mets crush Dodgers to go 2-1 up

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are  on the brink of elimination after they were thrashed 13-7 by the New York Mets in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday.

The Dodgers, who conceded the most runs ever in a postseason game, took an early 3-0 in the top of the second thanks to catcher Yasmani Grandal's two-run single and a throwing error by Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson. 

However, the Dodgers did not have their noses in front for long as the Mets surged ahead 4-3 following Travis d’Arnaud's single and Granderson's bases-clearing double. 

D’Arnaud continued to impress in the third as he hit a two-run homer to extend his side's lead to 6-3. 

The Dodgers called up relief pitcher Alex Wood in place of starter Brett Anderson in the fourth, but it didn't have any effect as the Mets continued to pile on the runs, with Daniel Murphy getting a run-scoring single and Yoenis Cespedes clubbing a three-run homer. 

With the Mets 10-3 ahead, the Dodgers reduced the deficit through Adrian Gonzalez's solo home run in the top of the seventh. But, the Mets' scoring rampage continued in the bottom of the seventh as Michael Conforto's sacrifice fly and Granderson's two-run home run made it 13-4. 

Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick hammered a three-run homer in the ninth, but the Los Angeles side still fell well short.

The Dodgers now have to win Game 4 on Tuesday to stay alive.