Dodgers vs. Brewers final score: Kershaw flops, Milwaukee holds on late to win NLCS Game 1

The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 in Friday night’s Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. The Brewers now lead the best-of-seven series 1-0.

Here are some things you should know about Game 1.

Kershaw, Grandal struggle

Clayton Kershaw has arguably been the best pitcher of his generation. Yet the one blemish on his record is a lack of postseason success. He entered Friday with a career 4.08 ERA in the postseason, including a 4.75 mark in 10 Championship Series appearances.

Unfortunately for Kershaw, his latest start didn’t help his reputation — in part because it was the shortest of his postseason career:

Kershaw lasted just three innings while permitting four earned runs on six hits (including a home run) and two walks. He fanned just two batters, inducing one swing-and-miss on his 30 two-strike pitches.

Of course, Kershaw wasn’t the only one to blame. His batterymate, Yasmani Grandal, deserves his share, too.

Grandal had a particularly ugly third inning, during which he committed two errors and allowed a passed ball. One of the errors was a catcher’s interference call on what looked to

Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/dodgers-vs-brewers-final-score-kershaw-flops-milwaukee-holds-on-late-to-win-nlcs-game-1/

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