Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Dodgers return to World Series after game seven win over Brewers

Dodgers return to World Series after game seven win over Brewers

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 embattled Yasiel Puig might have etched his name in the Los Angeles Dodgers' history book Saturday evening in Milwaukee.

In tonight's Game 7, the Brewers started right-hander Jhoulys Chacin in the game, but were forced to quickly go to bullpen weapon Josh Hader when Chacin proved ineffective, giving up a two-run home run to Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger in the second inning.

Puig had no regard for baseball's unwritten rules, and threw in a bat flip for good measure, too. The Dodgers will play the American League champion Boston Red Sox in the World Series, which begins Tuesday.

Persistence flowed like clubhouse bubbly for several players as the resilient Dodgers booked a return trip to the World Series by defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 of the NLCS.

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They were less talented than the Dodgers - and the Chicago Cubs, the World Series favorites they beat out in the NL Central - and Counsell hedged any disadvantages with innovation. Without question, Hader extended Milwaukee's opportunity to get back in the ballgame. They fell behind early and never recovered in Game 6, but they put the pressure on the Brewers early in Game 7 and held on.

"That was the bottom line is they pitched well and they didn't let us get anything going", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. When he was there, and the Brewers were not scoring runs, he'd walk to a quiet ramp behind the right field upper-deck and pace back and forth until the offense turned around. Credit to them. They played great and they won. "We showed what we're capable of", Brewers reliever, Corey Knebel, said.

The loss ended a remarkable year for the Brewers.

Los Angeles struck again in the sixth with singles by Max Muncy and Justin Turner and a fielder´s choice from Bellinger setting up Puig´s three-run homer, boosting the Dodgers´ lead to 5-1.

The season finished later that night, in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, far deeper into the calendar than anyone would have thought when these Brewers first started playing back in the spring.

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