The Los Angeles Dodgers set up a World Series with the Boston Red Sox after beating the Milwaukee Brewers in their National League Championship decider. "We haven´t accomplished our goal yet. Nothing came easy for us this year".
Jansen got the Dodgers through the eighth inning, then handed the ball to Kershaw, who shut the Brewers down in the ninth inning to officially end their season. They finally made it back to the playoffs this year. It´s a testament to these guys.
Cancel your Saturday night plans: We've got a Game 7 in the National League Championship Series. "We don´t want to lose again". "To be wearing another uniform going in there playing for a World Series championship is going to be special for me". Boston´s most recent crowns came in 2013, 2007 and 2004, when the Red Sox took their first title since 1918.
The series will feature two managers who played for both teams.
The Series begins Tuesday and continues Wednesday at Fenway Park. This placed LA in a division series matchup against the NL East champion Atlanta Braves, whom the Dodgers defeated in four games. "It´s going to be pretty cool". Pure baseball magic. And some spice. It bled into a staggeringly slow start, which saw the Dodgers fall all the way to 16-26 on May 16. He went 5.1 innings and combined with four relievers in a five-hit, 14-strikeout staff gem.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell brought in Hader in the third after starter Jhoulys Chacin allowed a two-run homer to Bellinger in the second for a 2-1 lead for the Dodgers. "I just enjoyed what they were saying, take it all in". "And luckily it went out of there". The likely NL MVP put a charge into it, which Chris Taylor tracked down in left-center field for a sliding catch. "So, we just got to play a better one tomorrow". "I had to change my run a little bit as it tailed off. I´m just glad I caught it". Knebel threw 1.2 innings, facing six batters and didn't allow any hits or runs while striking out two. Instead, the Dodgers received the better relief work - 4 ¹/₃ scoreless innings from the bullpen - to win their first Game 7 since the 1988 NLCS against the Mets.