Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Los Angeles Dodgers beat Milwaukee Brewers to reach World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers beat Milwaukee Brewers to reach World Series

The Boston Red Sox opened as slight favorites to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series in this city's sports books.

The Dodgers have talked about having unfinished business after losing Game 7 of the World Series past year to the Houston Astros. Bellinger followed with a two-run homer that gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. In the top of the sixth inning, fellow Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig walloped a three-run home run to center field giving the Dodgers a four-run cushion. Chris Taylor, who started the game at second base ran the ball down, made a twisting jump for a simply incredible catch, stretching his Rawlings glove as far as it could go to save the inning as Bellinger jumped over the sprawled Taylor. They are seeking their seventh World Series title and first since 1988. They met the Red Sox once in the World Series, back in 1916 with Boston beating Brooklyn behind a big game from pitcher Babe Ruth.

So who wins Dodgers-Brewers, and what are the critical X-factors that have Thompson siding strongly to one side? This placed LA in a division series matchup against the NL East champion Atlanta Braves, whom the Dodgers defeated in four games.

"I knew it was in the gap", Taylor said. In fact, Hader threw more innings and pitches than that eight times as a minor leaguer a year ago.

For the Dodgers, rookie Walker Buehler worked into the fifth and gave up just one run. If the ALDS win over the Yankees served as Alex Cora's coming out party, the ALCS shouldn't have told us much we didn't know about the Red Sox manager. Each team is posted at -105 in the lasted Dodgers vs. Brewers odds, meaning you'd need to bet $105 to win $100.

"Every single person in this room has their fingerprints on this season", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told his players in the champagne spray-filled locker room.

Brewers fans are of course sad their baseball season is over, but they are so proud of how hard their team played, fighting to the very end.

The Dodgers used a secret relief weapon of their own in the bottom of the ninth, bringing on starter Clayton Kershaw for the final inning to close out the Brewers in three batters. He's allowed a run in 3 1/3 innings this postseason. He's allowed just three hits, five walks, three runs and has struck out 25 when working on three days of rest.

"They took us on an awesome journey", Counsell said about his team.

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