Although they left three on base in the seventh, the Dodgers would take the lead in the next when Chris Taylor reached first base on a single and Turner seized upon a split-fingered fastball from Jeffress, sending it 388 feet. He was the NLCS co-MVP past year with Chris Taylor when Los Angeles made it to the World Series for the first time since 1988.
The Dodgers also finished strong and had to beat the Colorado Rockies in a one-game playoff to win the division, but the Brewers are playing very loose and Christian Yelich will show why he's going to be named the NL's Most Valuable Player.
The best-of-seven series moves to Dodger Stadium for Game 3 on Monday night.
Once Los Angeles were ahead, relief pitchers Pedro Baez, Caleb Ferguson, Kenta Maeda and Kenley Jansen combined to get the last six outs and preserve the win.
Knebel and Hader are making their postseason debuts, while Jeffress' playoff experience before this year was limited to just one inning in 2016 with Texas. "They're going to be like this for the rest of the postseason". "I knew what I wanted to throw".
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The two will face off on Saturday night in Omaha for the WBO Welterweight title now held by Crawford . The fight would not last much longer, though.
Kershaw was hit hard in the shortest start of his spotty playoff career, and the shaky Dodgers lost, 6-5, in Game 1 on Friday night. "As soon as I hit it, it felt good".
A passed ball and an interference call on Grandal helped set up Hernan Perez's sacrifice fly.
But Game 2 was much more normal - at least at the beginning, at least by October's twisted standards - as both starters settled into an early groove.
The visitors got two runs in the top of the seventh. Domingo Santana contributed a pinch-hit two-run single and scored a run.
This was Ryu's shortest outing this year since lasting four innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on August 21.
Braun's clutch swing closed the book on Kershaw, who was charged with five runs, four earned, and six hits.
"I think that that's something that to a man, I think our guys are taking it personal", manager Dave Roberts said of his relievers being overlooked. "The errors affected the game. And I thought the stuff was good, but he just made mistakes in the strike zone and defensively, again, we didn't do him any favors".