Dodgers v. Brewers in NLCS
The National League Championship Series will pit a pair of well-rested teams when the Dodgers meet the Brewers at Miller Park for Game 1 on Friday.
Teams don't get any hotter than the Brewers, who have won 11 consecutive games including a sweep of the Rockies in the NL Division Series during which Milwaukee's deep pitching staff set an NLDS record by allowing only two runs, and held Colorado scoreless in 27 of 28 innings.
While the Brewers have strength in numbers, the Dodgers will counter with their ace. Clayton Kershaw would have pitched Game 5 of the NLDS against the Braves had Manny Machado & Co. not closed things out in Game 4, setting things up perfectly for L.A. heading into the best-of-seven NLCS. Kershaw allowed one run in six innings and took the loss in his only Miller Park start this year.
Games 3, 4 and possibly 5 are at Dodger Stadium.