It was a tight game until the sixth inning, when Yasiel Puig's three-run homer handed the Dodgers a promising cushion. The three-time Cy Young Award victor, pitching on two days of rest after starting Game 5, finished off the Brewers by striking out Mike Moustakas in a flawless ninth.
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Let the kids play, they say.
They haven't won a World Series since the Kirk Gibson days of 1988, but they have another chance.
"It's pretty cool. It's going to be a pretty special series", newly crowned NLCS MVP Bellinger said, according to the AP.
"I don't think players always understand or always kind of relate to the legacy part of things", Counsell, now the Brewers 48-year-old manager, said Saturday evening as he remembered the past, thought ahead to the future, all to explain what his 2018 team could not know until it reflects on its season with fresh eyes.
The Boston Red Sox opened as a slight favorite in this city's sports books to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. Knebel entered the game with Justin Turner - the Dodgers' best hitter - at the plate, and he completely shut the door. You know what happened next - otherwise there wouldn't be a story about it.
Game 7 against the Dodgers was the first at home for the franchise, coming 36 years to the day after losing the seventh game to the Cardinals in the Series. Braun, a 12-year veteran, the face of the Brewers for all that time, had seen this before. Whereas in 2017 they ran away with the best overall record and stormed through the NL playoffs, this season was much more of an uphill battle.