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Brewers and Dodgers Both Win to Open MLB's NL Division Series

Brewers and Dodgers Both Win to Open MLB's NL Division Series

Three thoughts on a breezy NLDS Game 2-the Dodgers won, 3-0, to take a 2-0 series lead as the teams head to Atlanta-that featured Clayton Kershaw at his finest and Yasiel Puig kissing Charlie Culberson...

It was Ryu's first postseason start since October 2014 and his first playoff win since October 2013.

"He was in control". There was a lot of soft contact. "He was doing what he wanted to do". It would be surprising to see Kershaw lose this one, but it's baseball, and we all have learned to expect the unexpected. They didn't make any mistakes for two games, for 18 innings. He laughed upon realizing the gaffe.

The Dodgers might have lost a Game 7 in the World Series last year and they got off to a slow start this year at 16-26 on May 16, but they are a confident bunch now.

Dodgers great Sandy Koufax was among those who gave Ryu a standing ovation as he walked to the dugout after his final pitch. I could go on.

Ryu even collected his first career postseason hit with a single in the fourth.

LA's offense also launched three home runs during the game, which was important because they only had five hits overall. Muncy's homer was a deep blast to right-center and came with two outs in the inning. "It's just a result of us having a good approach and good at-bats". He gave up the home runs to both Machado and Grandal.

The Atlanta Braves seek a lifeline tonight in Game 2 of their NLDS series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Braves leadoff hitter Ronald Acuna Jr. fared only slightly better, going 2 for 8 with two strikeouts.

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680 The Fan had been broadcasting live from the plaza all afternoon leading up to the big game and FOX Sports Southeast broadcasted a special Playoff Edition of Braves LIVE from the FOX Sports set.

Elsewhere, Mike Moustakas belted a walk-off single in the 10th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the first game of their series. Two hits. No walks. Justin Turner began the first two months of the season trying to get healthy after breaking his wrist.

He found trouble again in the second.

"You know, that is something we do special is being real tough outs one through nine (in the batting order)", Pederson said.

Kike Hernandez hit a solo homer off reliever Brad Brach in the sixth before a crowd announced at 50,947.

Colorado pinch hitter Gerardo Parra led off with a single and Matt Holliday added a single up the middle.

Other than Acuna's double and his single in the ninth, they were limited to a two-out single by Inciarte in the fifth. However, at times, they also looked like they would run away with the division only to be brought back down to earth against a sub.500 team. Kershaw struck out Nick Markakis in the first inning but did not record his second strikeout until he got Ender Inciarte looking in the eighth.

Manager Dave Roberts says he and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt delivered the news via conference call to Kershaw, who has started eight of the Dodgers' past 10 postseason Game 1s.

Relievers Caleb Ferguson, Alex Wood and Dylan Floro completed the shutout.