A number of MLB postseason teams learned an important lesson during the playoffs: underestimate the Arizona Diamondbacks at your own risk.
The Texas Rangers got a taste of that in Game 2. After a dramatic walk-off win in Game 1, the Rangers were humbled by the Diamondbacks with a 9-1 win in Arizona.
On paper, the Rangers should be ahead in Game 3. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer will take the mound for Texas. Opposing him will be D-backs rookie Brandon Pfaadt, who posted a 5.72 ERA in 18 regular-season starts. But Pfaadt looked much better in the postseason, where he had a 2.70 ERA in four starts, while Scherzer had a bit of a difficult time in these playoffs with a 9.45 ERA in two games.
Follow along as Yahoo Sports provides the latest news, scores, updates and highlights as the Diamondbacks take on the Rangers in Game 3 of the World Series.
Brandon Pfaadt comes out of a 1-2-3 first inning on nine pitches. Strong start for the Diamondbacks rookie.
Game 2 winner Merrill Kelly receives a pregame ovation from an appreciative Diamondbacks home crowd.
Starting lineup for Game 3, with three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and rookie Brandon Pfaadt on the mound.