Brew­ers re­liever Woodruff’s homer stuns Dodgers

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Panthers -

Re­liever Bran­don Woodruff stunned ace Clay­ton Ker­shaw with a solo home run and the nor­mally shut­down Mil­wau­kee bullpen barely held on as the Brew­ers beat the sloppy Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Fri­day night in Game 1 of the NL Cham­pi­onship Se­ries. Hard-throw­ing Josh Hader and the Brew­ers earned their 12th straight win, one shy of the fran­chise record set to open the 1987 sea­son. The Dodgers scored three times in the eighth to make it 6-4, then nearly tied it in the ninth. Chris Tay­lor hit an RBI triple off cen­ter fielder Lorenzo Cain’s glove with two outs be­fore Corey Knebel fanned Justin Turner to end it. Ker­shaw was chased be­fore he could re­tire in the fourth in­ning. Manny Machado home­red and drove in three runs for Los Angeles. The Dodgers com­mit­ted four er­rors, in­clud­ing two by catcher Yas­mani Gran­dal, who also had two passed balls.

Suter told to stay out:

In­jured Brew­ers pitcher Brent Suter says he’s no longer al­lowed in the dugout dur­ing the NL Cham­pi­onship Se­ries. He was with his team­mates for Game 1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Suter tweeted about the sit­u­a­tion be­fore Game 2 on Satur­day and then deleted his post. A spokesman for Ma­jor League Base­ball says play­ers who are not on the 40-man ros­ter are not al­lowed in the dugout dur­ing play­off games. Suter tweeted an apol­ogy and asked for MLB to let him back in. The gre­gar­i­ous left-han­der promised “to be­have and be only mildly weird!” be­fore the post was taken down. The 29-year-old Suter went 8-7 with a 4.44 ERA in 20 games this year be­fore he was side­lined by a torn lig­a­ment in his left el­bow. He was re­moved from the 40-man ros­ter when he was placed on the 60-day dis­abled list on July 26.

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