Facing the possibility of a 2-0 deficit in the National League Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers were able to rally against the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen to earn a 4-3 victory and head back to Dodger Stadium with the series tied.
The big hit of the game came in the eighth inning off the bat of Justin Turner, with the Dodgers trailing 3-2. Brewers All-Star reliever Jeremy Jeffress on the mound and Chris Taylor at first base.
Jeffress tried to sneak a changeup by Turner, but he was not fooled and launched a two-run home run down the left-field to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead that wound up holding up.
Brewers starter Wade Miley was brilliant, tossing 5.2 shutout innings. He allowed just two hits and retired 16 straight at one point, which contributed to the Dodgers trailing 3-0.
For the second straight night though, they were able to get to the Brewers bullpen. It began in the seventh inning when Max Muncy walked, Manny Machado singled and then Cody Bellinger came up with his first hit of the postseason to drive in Muncy.
Later in the inning, Austin Barnes drew a bases-loaded walk to cut the Dodgers’ deficit to 3-2 and set the stage for Turner’s game-winning home run.
The Dodgers bullpen did an outstanding job in relief of Hyun-Jin Ryu to close out the victory. They allowed just one hit and one run, which was a home run by Travis Shaw, in 4.2 innings.
Kenley Jansen got likely NL MVP Christian Yelich to ground out to third base to end the game, allowing Dodgers fans throughout the country to let out a big sigh of relief.
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