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JML Update, LCS Edition (Games of Oct. 16, 2018)

Posted on: October 17th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

It took 13 innings and five hours and fifteen minutes for the LA Dodgers to beat the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, 2-1. Ryan Braun had three singles in six trips to the plate and stole a base with two out in the tenth.

Joc Pederson entered the game as a defensive replacement in the seventh inning and was hitless in three at-bats.

Shawn Green, who ranks second on the all-time home run list for MOTs behind Hank Greenberg, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The NLCS is tied at 2-2.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

The Boston Red Sox beat the host Houston Astros, 8-2, thanks mostly to a grand slam by Jackie Bradley Jr. Ian Kinsler started the game and was 0-for-3, remaining hitless in the LCS. He came out for a pinch-hitter in the eighth.

Alex Bregman put on a defensive clinic, to paraphrase Ron Darling, making several excellent plays at third. Bregman tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth with a double to left, one of two hits he had in three official at-bats. He also walkedthe 11th time he’s received a free pass in the post-season — to boost his OPS to a mind-boggling 1.214. More here.

Boston leads the ALCS, 2-1.

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