Brewers cruise after early push, force Game 7

Brewers manager Craig Counsell wanted energy from the Miller Park faithful. The Miller Park faithful wanted more baseball. Everybody got their wish. Shedding the offensive funk induced by the Dodgers' quality pitching in the first five games of the NLCS, the Brewers busted loose for four runs in a nine-batter opening inning of Game 6 on Friday night, putting them well on their way to a 7-2 win over the Dodgers to force a decisive Game 7. Jesus Aguilar led the charge with three hits and three RBIs, and the Crew's bullpen completely shut down Los Angeles, which was stifled over the final 4 2/3 innings after David Freese delivered a leadoff homer and an RBI double in the fifth.

Aguilar sparks Crew's tone-setting rally in G6

A homer by the Dodgers' David Freese to open Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday didn't discourage the Brewers for long. Needing a win to force a seventh game, Milwaukee broke through for its biggest inning of the series in the bottom of the first at Miller Park, plating four off Hyun-Jin Ryu to take a 4-1 lead.

Dodgers-Brewers G7: Lineups, matchups, FAQs

The Dodgers and Brewers are taking this National League Championship Series the distance with a decisive Game 7 on Saturday at Miller Park, the winner going to the World Series, the loser going home. Eight months of work boiled down to one night.

Machado looks past boos: 'I just want a W'

Manny Machado was not interested in acknowledging Brewers fans or their boos in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park.

Which team will the Red Sox be pulling for?

The Red Sox shouldn't fear any team. Boston proved that, not only by winning 108 games in the regular season, but also by cruising past the 100-win Yankees in the American League Division Series and the 103-win Astros in the AL Championship Series. But, when it comes to Boston's World Series opponent, there is reason to believe the AL champs should have a preference.

Four X-factors to decide who wins NL pennant

A complicated, fascinating National League Championship Series reaches the only logical conclusion on Saturday, when the Dodgers and Brewers play the first NLCS Game 7 since 2012. MLB.com's crew at the series presents four questions that we believe will determine the outcome of Game 7.

Unused in Game 6, Hader well-rested for finale

Just as important as the events that transpired in the Brewers' 7-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night was one event that didn't. Josh Hader never emerged through the bullpen door.

Trade bait? These players could be

When we talk about the Hot Stove, we tend to focus on free agency, and there's plenty of good value to be had there. But we're starting to see that teams may prefer to focus on trades, so let's look at the upcoming offseason's best trade targets.

Orlando Arcia's acrobatic lunge and dramatic yell on an up-and-in pitch was the stuff of action movies

Arcia unleashes dramatic yell on high-and-tight pitch

Rumors: Morton, Brantley, Myers, J. Gray, Braves

Breaking down the latest MLB free agent and trade rumors.

Longest stretches between WS appearances

Here's a quick look at the few fanbases that have had to wait longer than Brewers' to see their club make it back to the game's biggest stage.

Knebel right in middle of Counsell's maneuvers

There comes a point in some baseball games at which recording outs is more important than scoring runs. When that moment arrived Friday, it meant Corey Knebel found himself striding to home plate with a bat in his hand with two outs and the bases loaded in the fifth inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

Milwaukee ready for its 1st Game 7 in 60 years

This city has been waiting for a moment like this forever. Game 7, with a trip to the World Series on the line. It is happening Saturday night at Miller Park, and it should be fun.

Postseason Picture: There's a Game 7 tonight

For the first time in the 2018 postseason, there will be a Game 7, as the Dodgers and Brewers square off in one game for the National League Pennant on Saturday night after Milwaukee beat Los Angeles, 7-2, in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series at Miller Park on Friday. Jesus Aguilar drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and an eighth-inning single to cap the scoring.

Erik Kratz's cheering section wearing his previous jerseys is the perfect reminder of his baseball journey

Kratz greets his cheering section before game