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NLCS: Brewers hold off Dodgers, force Game 7

NLCS: Brewers hold off Dodgers, force Game 7

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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers didn't allow any champagne showers to occur on Friday night in the visiting locker room of Miller Park, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 to force a deciding Game 7. The Brewers' bullpen once again flashed its dominance in preserving an early 5-1 lead after two innings. Milwaukee starting pitcher Wade Miley threw 4 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks before being pulled. Corey Knebel, Jeremy Jeffress and Corbin Burnes, with the latter closing out the game in the ninth, combined for five strikeouts and didn't allow a single hit in relief of Miley. Dodgers first baseman David Freese led off the game with a solo home run in the first inning to give Los Angeles its only lead of the night. Milwaukee...
Brewers can take commanding lead over Dodgers in NLCS

Brewers can take commanding lead over Dodgers in NLCS

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LOS ANGELES -- The Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen roared back to life in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series and can now further its influence in Game 4 on Tuesday night. The Brewers can move one game from their first World Series appearance since 1982 with a victory in a Game 4, and will try to do it on a bullpen day. Left-hander Gio Gonzalez will start the game, but the relievers are expected to get to work early, just as they did when Gonzalez pitched just two innings in Game 1. "We laid out some scenarios, kind of going into (Monday's) game, what the possibilities were for (Tuesday)," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "And if we got a good start (from Jhoulys Chacin) and we're in good shape, Gio was always going to be the guy." Chacin gave the Brewers 5 1/3 scoreless i...
Watch: Starlin Castro smacks walk-off hit to beat Brewers in extras

Watch: Starlin Castro smacks walk-off hit to beat Brewers in extras

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MIAMI, July 12 (UPI) -- Starlin Castro had no need for the on deck circle when the Miami Marlins went to extra innings against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday at Marlins Park. He simply walked up to the plate in the bottom of the 12th inning of the 4-4 ball game with one thing in mind: swatting the game-winning hit. And he delivered straight from the dugout. The veteran second baseman had runners on second and first base with one out in the frame as he eyed Brewers reliever Jorge Lopez. He smacked the righty's first offering to left field, prompting Garrett Cooper to hustle in from second, beating out a throw from Christian Yelich and winning the game. "I didn't really go to the on deck circle and get a couple swings, I just went straight to the plate," Castro said after the 5-4 victory....
MLB: Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson leaves after first inning

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson leaves after first inning

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CINCINNATI -- The first-place Milwaukee Brewers lost one of their most consistent starting pitchers when right-hander Chase Anderson left Wednesday night's game in Cincinnati after pitching just one inning with what the team called a left oblique strain. Anderson needed just eight pitches to get through the first inning Wednesday, retiring the Reds in order with one strikeout. But, he was replaced by right-hander Paolo Espino to begin the second. Espino allowed a leadoff homer by Adam Duvall to put Cincinnati ahead 1-0. Coming into Wednesday's outing, Anderson was 11-3 with a 2.87 ERA in his previous 27 starts dating to last July. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said the key for Anderson is renewed confidence in his curve ball and the cutter. "Chase has just become a better pitcher," Counse...