• Shot Clock: D-Day for Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

    Shot Clock: D-Day for Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

  • Shot Clock: Lovullo's decisions work for D-Backs

    Shot Clock: Lovullo’s decisions work for D-Backs

  • Reaction to Archie Bradley's triple

    Reaction to Archie Bradley’s triple

  • Who starts against the Dodgers?

    Who starts against the Dodgers?

  • Diamondbacks win wild one over Rockies

    Diamondbacks win wild one over Rockies

  • What happened in that Diamondbacks Rockies wild-card game? Everything

    What happened in that Diamondbacks Rockies wild-card game? Everything

  • Shot Clock: D-Backs vs. Rockies in wild card

    Shot Clock: D-Backs vs. Rockies in wild card

  • Paul Goldschmidt and J.D. Martinez share insights on each other

    Paul Goldschmidt and J.D. Martinez share insights on each other

  • Greinke looks ahead to his wild-card start

    Greinke looks ahead to his wild-card start

  • Lovullo discusses the wild-card game against the Rockies

    Lovullo discusses the wild-card game against the Rockies

  • Shot Clock: Zack's comfort dog? Wild-card preview

    Shot Clock: Zack’s comfort dog? Wild-card preview

  • Piecoro, Moore on D-Backs' preparations ahead of wild-card game

    Piecoro, Moore on D-Backs’ preparations ahead of wild-card game

  • Lovullo on Martinez: 'As good a hitter ... that I've been around'

    Lovullo on Martinez: ‘As good a hitter … that I’ve been around’

  • D-Backs' Pollock on facing Rockies starter Jon Gray

    D-Backs’ Pollock on facing Rockies starter Jon Gray

  • Torey Lovullo on Paul Goldschmidt's stats, focus

    Torey Lovullo on Paul Goldschmidt’s stats, focus

  • D-Backs' Pollock on security concerns for wild-card game

    D-Backs’ Pollock on security concerns for wild-card game

  • D-Backs' manager Torey Lovullo on Walker, Bradley vs. Royals

    D-Backs’ manager Torey Lovullo on Walker, Bradley vs. Royals

  • Archie Bradley after loss to Royals

    Archie Bradley after loss to Royals

  • Torey Lovullo after Greinke's loss vs. Royals

    Torey Lovullo after Greinke’s loss vs. Royals

  • Zack Greinke on his outing vs. Royals

    Zack Greinke on his outing vs. Royals

  • J.D. Martinez's on his record-tying home run

    J.D. Martinez’s on his record-tying home run

  • David Peralta on his walk-off walk, J.D. Martinez's hitting

    David Peralta on his walk-off walk, J.D. Martinez’s hitting

  • J.D. Martinez on his hot streak, D-Backs' win over Giants

    J.D. Martinez on his hot streak, D-Backs’ win over Giants

  • Paul Goldschmidt after D-Backs clinch wild card spot

    Paul Goldschmidt after D-Backs clinch wild card spot

  • Diamondbacks celebrate playoff berth

    Diamondbacks celebrate playoff berth

  • Fernando Rodney on his 300th career save

    Fernando Rodney on his 300th career save

  • Chris Iannetta on his 8-RBI night in D-Backs' win

    Chris Iannetta on his 8-RBI night in D-Backs’ win

  • Archie Bradley answers questions from reporters – and J.D. Martinez

    Archie Bradley answers questions from reporters – and J.D. Martinez

  • Torey Lovullo after D-Backs avoid sweep in San Diego

    Torey Lovullo after D-Backs avoid sweep in San Diego

  • A.J. Pollock on his two-homer game vs. Padres

    A.J. Pollock on his two-homer game vs. Padres

  • Taijuan Walker on shaky outing vs. Giants

    Taijuan Walker on shaky outing vs. Giants

  • Zack Greinke after 2-0 win over Giants

    Zack Greinke after 2-0 win over Giants

  • Torey Lovullo on Greinke's dominant start vs. Giants

    Torey Lovullo on Greinke’s dominant start vs. Giants

  • Robbie Ray after 10-strikeout game vs. Giants

    Robbie Ray after 10-strikeout game vs. Giants

  • Archie Bradley on baseball and beards

    Archie Bradley on baseball and beards

  • Torey Lovullo on Pollock's two-run double, Ray's outing

    Torey Lovullo on Pollock’s two-run double, Ray’s outing

  • Zack Godley on his outing against the Rockies

    Zack Godley on his outing against the Rockies

  • Torey Lovullo on big win over Rockies

    Torey Lovullo on big win over Rockies

  • Paul Goldschmidt downplays his 1,000th career hit

    Paul Goldschmidt downplays his 1,000th career hit

  • Lovullo discusses his team's win over the Rockies

    Lovullo discusses his team’s win over the Rockies

  • D-Backs' A.J. Pollock on his three-hit night

    D-Backs’ A.J. Pollock on his three-hit night

  • Coyotes take batting practice at Chase Field

    Coyotes take batting practice at Chase Field

  • Torey Lovullo on the end of the D-Backs' win streak

    Torey Lovullo on the end of the D-Backs’ win streak

  • Paul Goldschmidt says his elbow is structurally sound

    Paul Goldschmidt says his elbow is structurally sound

Game Info

When: First pitch is set for 7:31 p.m. PDT Friday. 

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Pitchers:  Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (9-9, 3.49) vs. Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (18-4, 2.31)

TV: TBS

TV broadcast crew:  Brian Anderson, Dennis Eckersley, Joe Simpson and Lauren Shehadi

Radio: KMVP-AM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Live streaming: MLB.tv will stream the NLDS and NLCS

PREDICTIONS: Can the Diamondbacks upset the Dodgers?

Diamondbacks’ NLDS roster unveiled

LOS ANGELES – The Diamondbacks’ roster for the National League Division Series includes a pair of changes from the one they used in Wednesday’s wild-card game, with right-hander Taijuan Walker and slugger Christian Walker both being added.

In their place, the Diamondbacks removed catcher Chris Herrmann and outfielder Rey Fuentes.

The Diamondbacks will have 14 position players and 11 pitchers.

Taijuan Walker was left off the wild-card roster but was added in order to start Game 1 of the division series on Friday night.

Christian Walker, who is not related, gives the Diamondbacks a potential right-handed power bat off the bench. Walker, 26, spent most of the season in Triple-A Reno, where he won Pacific Coast League MVP honors after hitting .309 with 32 homers.

In 11 games at the big-league level in September, Walker went 3 for 12 (.250) with two doubles, a homer, a walk and two hit by pitches. Walker has only 39 at-bats at the major league level in his career.

Remaining off the roster is infielder Chris Owings, who has been out since late July with a fractured right middle finger. He had been working his way back by getting at-bats at instructional league.

On Wednesday, the team was uncomfortable with the fact that Owings had played only one game – at Salt River Fields – in the past two-plus months. That lack of recent reps might still be the drawback for Owings today.

BICKLEY: Diamondbacks playing with house money in LA

MLB clears D-Backs coach of Apple Watch espionage

Diamondbacks coach Ariel Prieto was cleared of using an electronic watch to steal signs, or any other activity outlawed in major-league baseball, following an investigation from MLB.

The league fined Prieto and the Diamondbacks an undisclosed amount after Prieto was caught wearing the watch in Wednesday night’s wild-card win over the Colorado Rockies.

MLB released a statement Friday that said a forensic investigation was conducted and found no evidence of wrongdoing. 

READ THE STORY: Diamondbacks coach cleared of sign stealing with Apple Watch

Game 3, 4 times

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the start time for Game 3 of the National League Division Series in Phoenix next week.

First pitch will be at 7:08 p.m. Monday for the third game of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gates will open at 5 p.m., according to the Diamondbacks.

If the series makes it to Game 4, that will start at 6:08 p.m. on Tuesday, and gates will open at 4 p.m.

READ THE STORY: Diamondbacks in the playoffs: Start times announced for NLDS Game 3 and 4

D-Backs not intimidated by LA

The Diamondbacks head into the best-of-five series with the Dodgers riding a wave of confidence, bolstered not only by their win over the Rockies but how they played the Dodgers in the regular season. Arizona won the season series 11-8, including a three-game road sweep of Los Angeles in early September.

Of course, that’s when the Dodgers were going through a stretch in which they lost 15 of 16 games; they got back on track and went 7-3 over the final 10 games of the season.

Still, the Diamondbacks think they match up well with the Dodgers. At the very least, they won’t be, to use manager Torey Lovullo’s word, intimidated.

The Diamondbacks’ first order of business is figuring out a way to get to Kershaw. He was 2-0 against Arizona in the regular season with a 0.59 ERA while striking out 19 batters in 15 1/3 innings. He’s 14-8 with a 2.55 ERA in his career against the Diamondbacks.

READ THE STORY: Diamondbacks believe they match up well with Dodgers

Walker gets the nod

Taijuan Walker was tabbed as the Game 1 starter on Thursday afternoon. Walker has thrown well against the Dodgers with a 3.24 ERA in three starts against them, including a 1.64 ERA in two starts in Los Angeles.

Walker, of course, will be matching up against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, whose 2.31 ERA was the best in the National League. Kershaw faced the Diamondbacks twice this season, allowing just one run in 15 1/3 innings.

“I think the biggest thing is to just focus on myself, focus on my game plan, focus on the pitches I have to execute,” Walker said. “Kershaw is the best in the game. It’s definitely going to be a fun one tomorrow, but I think I’ve just got to focus on myself.”

The Diamondbacks appear to be leaning toward starting Robbie Ray and Zack Greinke in the following two games.

READ THE STORY: Walker’s start leaves D-Backs leaning toward Ray, Greinke in Games 2, 3

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