Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
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Milwaukee Brewers Sweep Rockies to Advance to NLCS

Milwaukee Brewers Sweep Rockies to Advance to NLCS

And they did it by holding the Colorado Rockies to two runs... over 28 innings of baseball.

Aguilar had a big regular season that included being named an All-Star and 35 home runs.

The woes of the Rockies went from bad to worse in the ninth inning giving up back to back solo homers to the worst two hitters on the Milwaukee Brewers roster: Orlando Arcia and Keon Broxton.

Marquez went five innings and allowed two runs before being lifted for a pinch-hitter.

The Rockies crashed out of the NLDS having mustered just two runs in three games against the Brewers - both in a 3-2 loss in Game 1.

Brewers reliever Corbin Burnes was awarded the win. To the bottom of the ninth, down 6-0, the Rockies were once again able to hit Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress like they did in Game 1 of the series.

The Braves cut their NLDS deficit to 2-1, with Game 4 coming on Monday afternoon at Atlanta.

Rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a grand slam that helped the Braves build an early 5-0 lead. Braves outfielder Nick Markakis scored on a bases-loaded walk prior to the grand slam, giving Atlanta a 1-0 advantage.

The road to the World Series runs through Milwaukee. But their offense often couldn't come through with the big hit throughout most of the second half, including the Wild Card Game. Newcomb was pulled after walking a pair of walks in the third and Justin Turner hit an RBI single off Kevin Gausman.

Los Angeles pushed across two more runs in the top of the fifth - after home runs from Chris Taylor and Max Muncy - to tie the score at 5-5.

"My heart's still pounding", Freeman said, moments after the last out. "We've got a uniform on, so we know we've got a chance".

At the time, Gonzalez was hoping a change of scenery would do him well and was ready to accept whatever role the Brewers had in mind for him as they chased their first postseason berth in seven years.

In the ninth, the Dodgers threatened with runners on first and second and no outs.

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