1 of the ALCS. However, he has not pitched since October 13, and the Red Sox are hoping he will be at full strength for this gam

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — It turns out there is way more to the Milwaukee Brewers than just Christian Yelich.The rest of this Brew Crew can play http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-anderson-jersey , too. Especially those guys in that loaded bullpen.Jhoulys Chacin pitched five sparkling innings on short rest, Mike Moustakas contributed two more big hits and the Brewers blanked the Colorado Rockies 4-0 Friday to take a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series.While the sweet-swinging Yelich had a quiet day by his lofty standards, the NL Central champions showed off their supporting cast on the way to their 10th straight win going back to an impressive finish to the regular season. Erik Kratz had two hits and two RBIs, and Milwaukee’s bullpen closed the door after Chacin delivered in his playoff debut.“It’s been the story of the last six weeks for us for sure, really since the trade deadline, is we’ve become a team with a lot of depth, and that’s how we’re going to have to win,” manager Craig Counsell said. “They’re making an effort to be very, very cautious with Yelich. It’s pretty clear. So guys behind him are going to have opportunities.”Game 3 is Sunday at Coors Field. Another win, and Milwaukee is into the NL Championship Series for the first time since its previous postseason appearance in 2011.“The only thing that changes is that we hit first,” Moustakas said. “Other than that, it’s still baseball. It’ll be a little bit of a hostile environment.”The Rockies, who have played in four different cities since Sunday, are hoping a return to more familiar surroundings will help jump-start their dormant lineup.“We’re going home, where we feel really good hitting,” shortstop Trevor Story said. “Hopefully we can get it turned around there.”Nolan Arenado had two of Colorado’s six hits — just two more than the franchise playoff low set in Thursday’s 3-2, 10-inning loss in Game 1. The wild-card Rockies have scored six times in their last four games, and their potent lineup is showing signs of frustration.Chris Iannetta snapped his bat in half over his right leg after he struck out with a runner on third, no one out and Colorado down 1-0 in the seventh. Arenado threw down his bat and helmet after he struck out swinging in the fifth. Carlos Gonzalez leaned over with his hands on his knees after he lined out in the eighth.“They’ve got some quality arms. They’ve got good stuff,” manager Bud Black said. “But with that said, it is a little surprising that we’re not generating some runs.”The Rockies had just one hit through eight innings in the series opener before rallying for two runs in the ninth against Jeremy Jeffress. But the All-Star was back to his normal self in Game 2, working around a single in the eighth and ninth for his first save in his third career playoff game.The excitable right-hander punctuated the win with a big fist pump after retiring David Dahl for the final out.“It’s fun,” Jeffress said with 4-year-old daughter Jurnee sitting in his lap. “I’m enjoying every single moment, and that shows.”Jeffress shared some Gatorade with Jurnee while she waited patiently for him to finish up.“Every time I leave that bullpen http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-yoan-moncada-jersey , I say it’s for her,” the 31-year-old Jeffress said. “I mean, to have her watch and understand — she understands. She does fist pumps just like I do. She understands, and to have her here enjoying this moment with me, it’s great.”Backed by a sellout crowd of 44,547 waving yellow towels and standing for every big moment, Chacin set up Milwaukee’s bullpen by escaping a pair of early jams. The veteran right-hander, who helped pitch the Brewers past the Chicago Cubs in the division tiebreaker Monday at Wrigley Field, allowed three hits and walked three.Tyler Anderson matched Chacin zero for zero before Moustakas and Hernan Perez hit consecutive one-out doubles in the fourth. The Brewers had a chance for more, but Perez was caught off third in a baserunning blunder and Kratz flied out to end the inning.Moustakas, who got the game-ending hit in the series opener, came up with the bases loaded in the eighth and singled in Yelich to give Milwaukee a 2-0 lead. Kratz tacked on a two-run single with two out.“That’s just what we’ve done all year. We pick each other up, and it’s huge,” Kratz said.The 30-year-old Moustakas helped Kansas City win the World Series in 2015 and was acquired by Milwaukee in a trade in late July. Back in the playoffs for the first time since that run with the Royals, the veteran third baseman is working on another memorable October.“His experience, it’s important,” Counsell said. “It really is.”YELICH’S DAYYelich went 0 for 2 and walked twice. After almost winning the Triple Crown this year, he homered, singled, walked twice and scored two runs Thursday in his first postseason game.UP NEXTColorado right-hander German Marquez and Milwaukee left-hander Wade Miley make their playoff debut in Game 3. Marquez last pitched on Monday in the NL West tiebreaker game at Los Angeles, allowing four runs, two earned, in 4 2/3 innings in the Rockies’ 5-2 loss to the Dodgers. Miley signed with the Brewers in the offseason. The lefty went 3-0 with a 3.52 ERA in five September starts, but lasted just three innings in his most recent outing last Saturday against Detroit. The celebration in Milwaukee is over Welington Castillo Jersey , and now the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox get down to the serious business of winning the World Series.The Dodgers showed plenty of character and confidence in winning the seventh game of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers on the road. They had lost Game 6 and the momentum, but young Walker Buehler shut down the Milwaukee bats while Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig each hit home runs to seize control.The Brewers had been razor sharp as they reached the NLCS and had the look of a team of destiny, but the Dodgers were able to quell Milwaukee's momentum and find a way back to the World Series for a second consecutive year.Los Angeles fell a game short as it lost to the Houston Astros in seven games, and now they have to take on a juggernaut of a Red Sox team that beat the Astros in five games in the ALCS.The World Series opens Tuesday night at Fenway Park, and the Red Sox have home-field advantage based on their 108-win season. World Series ScheduleTuesday, October 23 (Game 1): Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox, 8:09 p.m. ETWednesday, October 24 (Game 2):Los Angeles DodgersatBoston Red Sox, 8:09 p.m. ETFriday, October 26 (Game 3):Boston Red SoxatLos Angeles Dodgers, 8:09 p.m. ETSaturday, October 27 (Game 4):Boston Red SoxatLos Angeles Dodgers, 8:09 p.m. ETSunday, October 28 (Game 5, if necessary):Boston Red SoxatLos Angeles Dodgers, 8:15 p.m. ETTuesday, October 30 (Game 6, if necessary):Los Angeles DodgersatBoston Red Sox, 8:09 p.m. ETWednesday, October 31 (Game 7, if necessary):Los Angeles DodgersatBoston Red Sox, 8:09 p.m. ETAll World Series games will be televised by Fox.The series commences with two of the best pitchers in the game facing each other. The Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound, while Chris Sale will get the start for the Red Sox.Kershaw has been a dominant regular-season pitcher throughout his career, as he made the All-Star team every season from 2011 through 2017. He has a career regular-season record of 153-69 with a 2.39 earned-run average and a 1.005 WHIP.However http://www.redsfanproshop.com/authentic-cliff-pennington-jersey , the 30-year-old has been an ordinary pitcher in the postseason with a 9-8 career record and a 4.09 ERA and a 1.057 WHIP.Kershaw pitched the final inning of Game 7 against the Brewers, but he does not expect those 15 pitches to have any impact on his effectiveness in Game 1 against Boston."It was fine," he said, per Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com."It was somewhat of a normal inning, which was good. I tried to throw as few pitches as possible in the bullpen before."Sale has been a dominant pitcher in his nine-year career, and the first seven of those seasons came with the Chicago White Sox. He was traded to Boston after the 2016 season, and last year was the first time he had a chance to pitch in the postseason.He struggled in two games against the Astros in 2017, but he looked good in the ALDS against the Yankees this year as he allowed two runs in 6.1 innings and picked up a win in the series opener.Sale has had shoulder difficulties in the second half of the season, and he was not at his best against the Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS. However, he has not pitched since October 13, and the Red Sox are hoping he will be at full strength for this game.The Red Sox are minus-145 favorites to earn the win in the World Series opener, while the Dodgers are plus-125 underdogs, per OddsShark. A Red Sox backer has to risk $145 to win $100, while Dodger supporters will put up $100 to win $125.Kershaw will try to hold the powerful Red Sox lineup in check with his superb fastball and 12-to-6 curveball.Boston led the major leagues in runs scored, and they are led by the intimidating combination of Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez.Betts had 32 home runs and 30 stolen bases in addition to leading the major leagues with a .346 batting average, while Martinez hammered 43 home runs and led the major leagues with 130 runs batted in and had a .330 batting average.The Dodgers are a solid offensive team that showed the ability to hit the long ball. Seven Dodgers hit 21 or more home runs, led by Max Muncy who pounded 35 long balls. Sale will try to limit Los Angeles with his slider and fastball.PredictionThe Dodgers should have an excellent chance in Game 1, because Kershaw has a chance to shut the Red Sox down if he is at his best. However, if he is anything but, the advantage swings to the Red Sox.Sale is also a shutdown pitcher, but it's difficult to predict that he will be overpowering because of the difficulties he faced in the second half of the season.Look for a low-scoring game, and we expect the Red Sox to figure it out in the late innings. Boston wins Game 1 as Betts and Martinez set the tone for the rest of the World Series.

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