Puig had three of the Dodgers' 10 hits, none bigger than a three-run home run in the sixth inning that gave Los Angeles a 5-1 lead. The Dodgers won the National League Championship Series, four games to three, and were headed to the World Series.
Who would have guessed at the start of the season the team would be only one win away from the World Series.
Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer, Chris Taylor made a key catch and the Los Angeles Dodgers reached the World Series for the second straight year, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 on Saturday night in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series. Game one of the World Series against the Red Sox is set for Wedensday [AEDT] at Fenway Park in Boston. It will be the first matchup in the Fall Classic between the two teams since 1916, when the Dodgers were called the Robins and played in Brooklyn.
Left-handed Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw entered in the ninth and retired the last three Milwaukee batters in order to send Los Angeles back to the World Series.
Giants fans surely hope it will grow to 31 by the end of the month. I think the game allows everybody to either be content with what happened, or try to build on it.
"There's another series after this we'd like to be playing in". Past year it hurt, too. We're sitting in a very good spot, to me, going home for Game 6.
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"That was the bottom line is they pitched well and they didn't let us get anything going", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.
"It's uplifting for the city because there's so much bad stuff happening this would be something positive they can get into", said a fan.
"That's the thing. It's one game".
It was a clutch homer at the most opportunistic time for a Dodgers team that needed some breathing room.
The loss ended a remarkable year for the Brewers. Led by Hader, Jeffress and Corey Knebel, the Brewers led the National League with 42 wins by their relievers and finished second in the league with a 3.47 bullpen ERA. "They're warriors, and they listen and they want to be great". Cora says Sale is ready to return after missing his scheduled start in Game 5 of the Championship Series because of a stomach issue that led to a hospital stay.
Los Angeles clinched its sixth successive division title with a home victory against the Rockies in the NL West tiebreaker game.