NLCS: Brewers host Dodgers in Game 2

Erik Kratz #15 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates scoring on a wild pitch by Scott Oberg #45 who reacts on home plate putting the Brewers up 4-0 in the sixth inning of Game Three of the National League Division Series

Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen steps up in NLCS against Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers came up empty against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, but after rallying to within a run in the ninth inning, the Dodgers are ready to get back to work in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon at Miller Park.

He looked like his best self in an eight-inning, two-hit performance against the Braves in the division series, but will face a Milwaukee Brewers team that hasn't lost a game in almost three weeks.

Manny Machado homered and drove in three runs for Los Angeles. The smooth-hitting left-hander went on a tear in the second half, hitting.367 after the All-Star break with 25 homers to help lift the Brewers to the NL Central crown. Past year on this date, Turner hit a walk-off homer against the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS.

"Honestly, as long as you put some mayo on it I'm good with it", he said.

"He got lucky", Jeffress told reporters. And that fastball was thrown by Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers' ace, one of the best pitchers of the last decade, who lasted just three innings before Manager Dave Roberts reached into his bullpen.

"Just me against [Yelich]".

Kenley Jansen worked the scoreless ninth to seal the victory. He had allowed just two hits at that point.

"We want to finish off what we didn't finish off a year ago". "We'd do it again, same thing".

"Our guys that we're giving the ball to at the start of the game, they're doing a heck of a job, man".

The left-hander struck out three and did not walk a batter. The home run was the only hit Gonzalez allowed through two innings.

Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the nod for Los Angeles after an impressive showing in Game 1 of the NLDS.

The Brewers became the first visiting team to pitch a post-season shutout at Dodger Stadium since the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 1 of the 1983 NLCS. He lasted 5 1/3 innings, scattering three hits and striking out six. The Dodgers went on to win the series in five games, their most recent World Series championship.

Turner, Taylor and Joc Pederson had two hits apiece for the Dodgers, who also earned a split in two road games at Atlanta en route to advancing through the NL Division Series.

Monday night it was ace Jhoulys Chacin who seized the mound at Chavez Ravine and kept the crowd of 52,793 nearly silent until the Brewers bullpen got involved to close out a 4-0 victory over the Dodgers in Game 2.

"We made a choice basically to add another pitcher, because it could be a seven-game series", manager Craig Counsell said. "We were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position". So they've been about as close as they can be.

Baltimore fans might be looking forward to watching Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop playing in different uniforms in the series, but they're not going to see a lot of Schoop.

The Dodgers out-hit the Brewers 9-7.

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