Brew­ers hold off Dodgers

Re­liever Woodruff hits solo homer to get Mil­wau­kee rolling

Tulsa World - - Work&money - By Ge­naro C. Ar­mas

SUN 10-21 vs. Sacra­mento, 6 p.m., FSOK

MIL­WAU­KEE — So they can hit, too.

Re­liever Bran­don Woodruff stunned ace Clay­ton Ker­shaw with an early home run and Mil­wau­kee's nor­mally shut­down bullpen held on — barely — as the Brew­ers de­feated the sloppy Los An­ge­les Dodgers 6-5 Fri­day night in Game 1 of the Na­tional League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries.

Hard-throw­ing Josh Hader and the Brew­ers earned their 12th con­sec­u­tive 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 LEAGUE CHAM­PI­ONSHIP SE­RIES (Best-of-7, x-if nec­es­sary)

Amer­i­can League

All Games on TBS HOUS­TON VS. BOS­TON Satur­day: Hous­ton (Ver­lan­der 16-9) at Bos­ton (Sale 12-4), 7:09 p.m.

Sun­day: Hous­ton (Cole 15-5) at Bos­ton (Price 16-7), 6:09 p.m.

Tues­day: Bos­ton at Hous­ton, p.m.

Wed­nes­day, Oct. 17: Bos­ton at Hous­ton, 7:39 p.m.

x-Thurs­day, Oct. 18: 7:09 p.m.

x-Satur­day, Oct. 20: 4:09 p.m.

x-Sun­day, Oct. 21: Hous­ton at Bos­ton, 6:39 p.m. Bos­ton at Hous­ton, Hous­ton at Bos­ton,

Na­tional League

4:09

Game 2 FOX23; all oth­ers FS1 MIL­WAU­KEE 1, LOS AN­GE­LES 0 Fri­day: Mil­wau­kee 6, Los An­ge­les 5

Satur­day: Los An­ge­les (Ryu 7-3) at Mil­wau­kee (Mi­ley 5-2), 3:09 p.m.

Mon­day: Mil­wau­kee (Chacin 15-8) at Los An­ge­les (Buehler 8-5), 6:39 p.m.

Tues­day: Mil­wau­kee (TBA) at Los An­ge­les (Hill 11-5), 8:09 p.m.

x-Wed­nes­day, Oct. 17: Mil­wau­kee at Los An­ge­les, 4:05 p.m.

x-Fri­day, Oct. 19: Los An­ge­les at Mil­wau­kee, 7:39 p.m.

x-Satur­day, Oct. 20:

Mil­wau­kee, 8:09 p.m. Los An­ge­les at

off cen­ter fielder Lorenzo Cain's glove with two outs be­fore Corey Knebel struck out Justin Turner to end it.

Ker­shaw was chased be­fore he could re­tire a bat­ter 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.

Mil­wau­kee man­ager Craig Coun­sell's pitch­ingby-com­mit­tee strat­egy con­tin­ued to be a hit, at least un­til the late in­nings.

Fi­nally, Knebel re­stored or­der by strik­ing out Turner. Knebel walked Joc Ped­er­son with two outs be­fore Tay­lor's long drive.

Woodruff picked up the win and helped him­self out at the plate.

Af­ter starter Gio Gon­za­lez went two in­nings, nicked by Machado's home run, Woodruff en­tered in the top of the third. In the bot­tom half, Woodruff made a sud­den im­pact — with his bat.

Woodruff be­came just the third re­lief pitcher to homer in the post­sea­son.

E–Gran­dal 2 (2), Tay­lor, Turner. LOB– Mil­wau­kee 8, Los An­ge­les 6. DP–Los An­ge­les 2. 2B–Cain (1). 3B–Tay­lor (1). HR–Aguilar (1); Woodruff (1). Machado (1). SB–San­tana (1). SF–Perez (1).

HRKer­shaw pitched to 3 bat­ters 4th

PB–Gran­dal 2, Pina. Um­pires–Home, Scott Barry; First, Alan Porter; Sec­ond, Gerry Davis; Third, Hunter Wen­del­st­edt.

T–4:02. A–43,615 (41900). in the

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