Dodgers face Miley for real this time in Game 6

Dodgers face Miley for real this time in Game 6

Left-hander Wade Miley trounced the Dodgers in 4 1/3 innings of two-run, four-strikeout ball.

Game 7 is Saturday night in front of the same frenzied crowd that booed Manny Machado vociferously after he tangled with Aguilar while the series was in Los Angeles.

The rookie Buehler, who starts for Dave Roberts and the Dodgers in Game 7, was excellent during the regular season.

In what have been two of their most important games to date, the Los Angeles Dodgers have twice made an intriguing, if not curious change atop their lineup. When back-to-back losses to the hapless Cincinnati Reds soured their playoff hopes, they took three of four from the St. Louis Cardinals and swept the Colorado Rockies.

If the Brewers rally to win the series and this ends up being Kershaw's last start for the Dodgers, he left behind a gem. Even though Ryu has been fantastic this season, the Brewers have seen him once already this series and should be able to get to him at some point. Wade Miley's Game 5 outing lasted all of five pitches and one batter before Brewers manager Craig Counsell yanked him in a planned move.

"Anybody, anywhere, anytime", Knebel said. The Dodgers bounced out of their dugout and formed a jagged line of high-fives for Freese to walk through.

"That's our motto down there: Anybody, anywhere, anytime", Knebel said."We're ready to go".

The Dodgers really had only one guy in their lineup who was hitting in Game 6, and he was making hard contact from the beginning.

In the Los Angeles portion of the National League Championship Series, Machado behaved like a pro wrestling heel in the weeks before a pay-per-view. Counsell and Roberts will surely go to their bullpen at the first sign of trouble-fittingly for a series that has been a parade of relievers and pinch-hitters.

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"It was huge to get there to third base, less than two outs, give us a shot to do some things", Barnes said of Taylor.

For the 31-year-old Miley, the back-to-back starts are another highlight in a turnaround season with Milwaukee.

It's also just the fourth time batting leadoff in his career.

Aguilar said Machado apologized upon reaching first base in the 13th inning.

Mike Moustakas followed with another RBI double and scored on Erik Kratz's single to make it 4-1.

Clayton Kershaw, who exerted 98 pitches in a masterful Game 5 performance on Wednesday, can give the Dodgers an inning.

All it took was one inning, one single inning, for the silence inside Miller Park to be replaced by booming chants and waving towels and what sounded like a crashing wave of belief, arriving just in time, if not a little early. He had two questionable slides, one that was ruled in violation of MLB's rules. Counsell stayed with Knebel for five outs, giving him his first pro plate appearance with the bases loaded in the fifth - he struck out - and Burnes worked two flawless innings.

"There's the thought of trying to go to your pen in the first inning or the second inning, but there's a significant cost potentially for a potential Game 7", Roberts said.

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