Brewers manager Craig Counsell brought in Hader in the third after starter Jhoulys Chacin allowed a two-run homer to Bellinger in the second for a 2-1 lead for the Dodgers. "They earned an opportunity to go to the World Series", Brewers left fielder, Ryan Braun, said of the Dodgers.
"The last game proved it that we should go to the World Series", said Nikola Miladinovic, Brewers fan. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts played for the Dodgers from 2002-04, before being traded to Boston during the '04 season and contributing to the team's first World Series victory in 86 years. With two out and the potential tying run on second base, Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich drilled an opposite-field line drive to the left field gap against Julio Urias. He held Joc Pederson, Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Yasmani Grandal to a combined total of 1-for-9 with a ground-rule double and a double play the first two times through the order while holding L.A. scoreless through five innings to help the Brewers win Game 3 in Dodger Stadium.
The Red Sox - who beat the Houston Astros to win the American League Championship Series on Friday - will host the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Boston's Fenway Park. Knebel entered the game with Justin Turner - the Dodgers' best hitter - at the plate, and he completely shut the door. 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. Milwaukee's 2018 season came to a screeching halt in game 7 of the NLCS: the closest they've been to making the World Series since actually being there back in 1982.
"It's pretty cool. It's going to be a pretty special series", said Bellinger, chosen as the NLCS MVP. He struck out four of the 10 batters he faced.
Puig's three-run shot off reliever Jeremy Jeffress quieted the breathless, screaming Brewers fans at Miller Park.
With every pitch, foul ball and home run, a cocktail of emotions flows through the bars across downtown Milwaukee.
Taylor said that it was so loud in the outfield that trying to communicate with Bellinger in centre while tracking Yelich's liner in the gap in the fifth was hard. Braun, a 12-year veteran, the face of the Brewers for all that time, had seen this before.