Manny Machado picked up where he left off in the Los Angeles Dodgers NLDS-clinching win, smashing a solo home run to start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
High-powered Los Angeles had just two singles off starter Wade Miley before breaking through against Milwaukee's vaunted bullpen. But that was the last run for the Brewers, and the Dodgers finished off their rally this time around after almost taking Game 1.
It was Turner's seventh career playoff homer. He was the NLCS co-MVP previous year with Chris Taylor when Los Angeles made it to the World Series for the first time since 1988.
Game 4 - Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Milwaukee (TBA) at Dodgers (Rich Hill, 11-5, 3.66 ERA).
It certainly would be an attractive matchup, with the Red Sox winning 108 games and rolling over the New York Yankees in the ALDS while the Dodgers barely broke a sweat against the Atlanta Braves. Walker Buehler pitches for Los Angeles and Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball for Milwaukee. With three big games looming in Los Angeles, heading back to Chavez Ravine tied would be a big boost to the Dodgers' chances.
Ryu was charged with two earned runs on six hits, including a home run, in 4 1/3 innings in Game 2 of the best-of-seven set at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Saturday (local time).
Price has started a postseason game in eight of the past 10 seasons, but his team has advanced in only one of the playoff series he has been involved in since he pitched so well as a rookie reliever in the 2008 ALCS and World Series for the Tampa Bay Rays. "I knew what I wanted to throw". The last World Series the Dodgers won.
It was the shortest postseason start of Kershaw's career. "As soon as I hit it, it felt good". "It's been two hard-fought games, two one-run games, tying run on base in scoring position to finish each game".
Whatever he was trying to do, it didn't work. Milwaukee leads Los Angeles 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Ryu was pulled, and Ryan Braun doubled the deficit with an RBI groundout off reliever Ryan Madson. The bullpen went 2-0 with a save and a 1.17 ERA in the three-game Division Series sweep Colorado.
"We gave up too many bases". Join us here for pre-game, in-game and post-game updates and videos from our crew of reporters: Andy McCullough, Jorge Castillo, Bill Plaschke, Dylan Hernandez, Bill Shaikin, Houston Mitchell, Fidel Martinez and Steve Saldivar. "The errors affected the game".
"Obviously, I would have to prepare accordingly, but I think I'm ready to go". "And I thought the stuff was good, but he just made mistakes in the strike zone and defensively, again, we didn't do him any favors".