Turner rallies Dodgers past Brewers with late homer to tie NLCS at 1-1
MILWAUKEE—Justin Turner completed a rally from a 3-0 deficit with a two-run, go-ahead home run in the eighth inning Saturday night, Oct. 13, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 win over the host Milwaukee Brewers and into a 1-1 tie in the National League Championship Series.
The teams will take Sunday off, then meet in Game 3 in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, with the Brewers' Jhoulys Chacin and Dodgers' Walker Buehler listed as the probable starters.
Wade Miley took a shutout into the sixth inning, and Orlando Arcia and Travis Shaw hit solo homers, giving the Brewers a 3-0 lead and putting them nine outs away from a two-game home sweep to begin the best-of-7 series.
But the Dodgers closed within 3-2 in the seventh on an RBI single by Cody Bellinger off Brewers reliever Corbin Burnes and a bases-loaded walk to Austin Barnes by Jeremy Jeffress.
The Milwaukee closer got out of the inning by getting pinch hitter Yasmani Grandal to ground into a double play with the bases loaded but then allowed Chris Taylor's infield single to start the eighth before Turner belted his seventh career postseason homer deep into the seats beyond the left field fence.
Kenta Maeda survived a warning-track fly ball by pinch hitter Curtis Granderson with a runner aboard to end the eighth, before Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen stranded the potential tying run at second base in the ninth by getting Christian Yelich to ground out to end the game and earn the save.
Pedro Baez, the fifth of eight Dodgers pitchers, got the win.
Miley was pulled two outs into the sixth with a 2-0 lead after allowing the first of Taylor's two hits. He had allowed just two hits at that point.
The left-hander struck out three and did not walk a batter.
Burnes got Turner to line out to center field to end the inning.
Miley scored the second Brewers run in a two-run fifth against Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.
The scoring began when Arcia homered to center field to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead.
A single by Miley, double by Lorenzo Cain and intentional walk to Yelich loaded the bases with one out, before Ryan Braun produced the Brewers' second run with a grounder to shortstop against Dodgers reliever Ryan Madson.
Ryu was charged with two runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.
Shaw's homer came one out into the sixth inning off Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood, increasing the Milwaukee lead to 3-0.
Turner, Taylor and Joc Pederson had two hits apiece for the Dodgers, who also earned a split in two road games at Atlanta en route to advancing through the NL Division Series.
Miley went 2-for-2 for the Brewers, who saw their 12-game winning streak snapped.
The Dodgers out-hit the Brewers 9-7.