Jhoulys Chacin gave five innings of shutout work on short rest and Jeremy Jeffress returned to form, throwing a six-out save. The Brewers have now won their last 10 games and go into Colorado up 2-0 in the best-of-five series.
Clayton Kershaw was dominant. The Dodgers’ ace threw spun a two-hit shutout through eight innings. Manny Machado and Yasmani Grandal each hit home runs, providing the Dodgers with all the offense the needed, and then some. The series now shifts to Los Angeles, where the Dodgers will be playing at home with a 2-0 series lead.
This game started out all Boston. Chris Sale was dominant. The Red Sox chased New York starter, A.J. Happ after only two innings of work. The five runs Boston scored off of Happ would be the only scoring they could muster though. New York’s potent offense chipped away at the lead once they chased Sale in the sixth. Closer, Craig Kimbrel allowed a solo-shot to Aaron Judge in the ninth, setting up a tense final inning of work.
The two teams will play in Boston again today with New kork sending Masahiro Tanaka to the mound to face off against David Price.
Two Cy Yong front-runners faced off in this game as Cleveland sent Corey Kluber to the mound to face off against Justin Verlander. Kluber blinked first, allowing a lead-off home run to Alex Bregman in the fourth inning. On the other side of things, Justin Verlander continued his run of postseason success. The Astros hit four home runs in the game, coasting to an easy victory in the opening game of the series.
Game two in Houston will be today . Cleveland will be starting Carlos Carrasco. The Astros will start Gerrit Cole.