Boston Bound! Dodgers Turn Back Brewers In Gripping NLCS Game 7

Boston Bound! Dodgers Turn Back Brewers In Gripping NLCS Game 7

It sets up a clash of storied franchises in the World Series, with the Dodgers and Red Sox scheduled for Game 1 on Tuesday at Fenway Park. The Dodgers dropped Game 7 of the World Series a year ago to Houston.

The Dodgers got a strong start from rookie right-hander Walker Buehler, who managed to go 4 ²/₃ innings, which is practically a complete game compared to the Brewers.

Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger hit home runs as the Dodgers won 5-1 to seal an overall 4-3 victory. Chris Taylor, who started the game at second base ran the ball down, made a twisting jump for a simply incredible catch, stretching his Rawlings glove as far as it could go to save the inning as Bellinger jumped over the sprawled Taylor.

Christian Yelich had almost tied it in the fifth, but left fielder Chris Taylor's sliding catch on the warning track robbed Yelich, with Lorenzo Cain on second base. His go-ahead two-run homer early in Game 7 was all the Dodgers ended up needing to win. It was Puig's first home run of the championship series.




Chacin (1-1) allowed two runs on three hits in two innings, walking one. "But I do see him being a part of this equation". He'll be backed by a bullpen that's allowed five runs over 26.2 innings in the NLCS, and manager Dave Roberts may include three-time Cy Young Award starter Clayton Kershaw into the mix, as he did previous year in the playoffs. "We showed what we're capable of", Brewers reliever, Corey Knebel, said. "And credit to them for how they pitched tonight".

The Brewers were looking for some two-out magic again after coming through in that situation multiple times during Game 6. Then Yelich, who homered in the first inning against Dodgers starter Walker Buehler, seemingly followed suit.

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) throws during the third inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. There were two runners on and Jeremy Jeffress was on the mound. I think the game allows everybody to either be content with what happened, or try to build on it. For games 1 and 2, the cheapest tickets are between $500 and $600, but average about $1,625 each. The All-Star left-hander fanned 16 of the 35 batters he faced in 10 shutout innings over seven playoff appearances. They didn't coast into the playoffs - in fact, just a few months into the season, some had already written off the struggling Dodgers.

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