Hometown heroes Cody Bellinger, Austin Barnes help end Diamondbacks' season

Posted at 10:48 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 01:48:47-04

The Arizona Diamondbacks' impressive and unlikely 2017 season came to an end Monday night at Chase Field thanks in large part to a pair of former Valley heroes.

Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, a Scottsdale native and a graduate of Chandler Hamilton High School, made the D-backs pay at the plate and in the field. The likely National League Rookie of the Year hit 39 regular-season home runs, and he hit his first career postseason homer Monday off former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke to expand the Dodgers' lead to 2-0 in the top of the fifth inning.

The 22-year-old Bellinger became the youngest Dodger ever to hit a postseason home run.

In the bottom of the fifth, Bellinger made this incredible grab in front of the Dodgers dugout to end the inning.

In the top of the sixth inning, catcher and former Arizona State Sun Devils standout Austin Barnes hit a solo home run of his own off Greinke to restore the Dodgers' two run lead and the eventual 3-1 final score. Barnes played at ASU from 2009-11.

Bellinger, Barnes and the Dodgers now move on to the National League Championship Series to face the Washington Nationals or Chicago Cubs.