Cody Bellinger hit a two-run shot in the second that gave Los Angeles the lead.
Puig broke open a tight game with a three-run homer in the sixth inning, Taylor robbed Christian Yelich with a super catch and the Dodgers took Game 7 of the NL Championship Series with a 5-1 win on Saturday night. It felt like Los Angeles could feel Hader's time growing short, and it summoned momentum from within the Dodgers dugout. His two-out, three-run home run in the sixth inning of Game 7 in this National League Championship Series had extended the Los Angeles Dodgers' lead to four, providing enough cushion for a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers and another pennant.
Puig had no regard for baseball's unwritten rules, and threw in a bat flip for good measure, too.
Giants fans surely hope it will grow to 31 by the end of the month. I don't think we beat ourselves.
The match-up of two of Major League Baseball's most popular and prominent teams should be a ratings bonanza for Fox Sports, which is televising the World Series. "We just come back next year, get better and see where it takes us".
The Dodgers waited for lights-out lefty Josh Hader to leave the game to get their bats going again.
The Dodgers used a secret relief weapon of their own in the bottom of the ninth, bringing on starter Clayton Kershaw for the final inning to close out the Brewers in three batters. By throwing only one inning, Kershaw would still start opposite fellow lefty Chris Sale in Game 1 of the World Series.
The Brewers, meanwhile, were betting against Dodgers rookie pitcher Walker Buehler, who's struggled as a two-time starter this playoffs.
"We've got a tough series against the Red Sox that's coming up. And credit to them for how they pitched tonight".
The loss ended a remarkable year for the Brewers. Entering Saturday's game, he's collected just two extra bases - a two-run homer in Game 1 of the NLDS and a double in Game 6 of the NLCS - and maintained a sluggish.188 average over nine games so far.
The Dodgers almost padded their lead in the ninth, loading the bases on a Puig single, a Taylor double and an intentional walk to Matt Kemp before Brandon Woodruff struck out Enrique Hernandez and Muncy to end the threat.