LA Dodgers Defeat Milwaukee Brewers To Reach World Series

Kevin Dillon is looking forward to the World Series featuring his Boston Red Sox. Staff

Credit Faith Ninivaggi Kevin Dillon is looking forward to the World Series featuring his Boston Red Sox. Staff

"That was the play of the game", said Bellinger, who was named NLCS MVP.

They haven't won a World Series since the Kirk Gibson days of 1988, but they have another chance.

The Dodgers and Red Sox have met once in the World Series, back in 1916 when Boston defeated Brooklyn.

Kenley Jansen tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings before yielding to Kershaw in the ninth. Kershaw struck out Mike Moustakas to end the game, and the celebration began.

"It feels like it ain't real", said a Brewers fan. In early May, the Dodgers were 9 games out of first place, flirting with last place in the National League West, and were 10 games under.500.

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With the win, the Dodgers will return to the World Series for the second year in a row, to face off against the Boston Red Sox - and look to rewrite last year's fate, after losing Game 7 of the World Series to the Houston Astros. Our boys in blue are four wins away from bringing home our first World Series title in a generation - and Angelenos can not wait to cheer them on through every inning. Add it all up and I see the Brew Crew celebrating with a champagne party Saturday night before heading to Boston for the team's first World Series in 36 years.

Nonetheless, the Dodgers have won a 23rd pennant in franchise history to tie the San Francisco Giants for most in league history. Buehler helped set the tone for the pitching staff with a strong start, limiting the Brewers to one run and six hits in 4 2/3 innings while striking out seven. 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.

"I mean I think I'm excited to get the game started", Counsell said. The Dodgers were jolted by a two-run homer from Cody Bellinger in the top of the second - moments after a bunt single from Manny Machado - then waited out Josh Hader for the next three innings. He was pulled in favor of Julio Urias at just 73 pitches; and Urias promptly disposed of Yelich to end the bottom of the fifth inning.

Milwaukee's vaunted bullpen scuffled in the sixth.

Puig's three-run shot off reliever Jeremy Jeffress quieted the breathless, screaming Brewers fans at Miller Park.

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