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Everything you need to know about NLCS Game 7

Cancel your Saturday night plans. One team -- the defending NL champion Dodgers or the NL Central champion Brewers -- will battle Boston in the World Series.

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Game 7s by the numbers

By forcing a winner-take-all game in the NLCS, the Brewers' Saturday showdown with the Dodgers joins rare company in postseason history.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers SS Manny Machado was in no mood to talk about all the boos he heard tonight. "I focus on the game, try to go pitch by pitch," he said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers C Austin Barnes: "We all knew this was going to be a tough, hard-fought series. I don't think anyone is too surprised it's going seven."

Jansen said he isn't feeling any pressure leading into Game 7 (1:02)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 1B Max Muncy on Josh Hader, who Craig Counsell joked can be available for "12" innings in Game 7: "To beat him, you just get runs on the board before he comes in."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen: "I mean, since August we've been playing for our lives. Here we are again, with another shot at it."

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NLCS Game 7 pits Dodgers' Buehler vs. Chacin

Walker Buehler will get the start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the NLCS on Saturday. Jhoulys Chacin will counter for the Milwaukee Brewers with a World Series berth on the line.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

As impressive as the Brewers were on the field in a 7-2 win to force an NLCS Game 7, one of the biggest keys for Milwaukee is who didn't appear in Game 6: Super reliever Josh Hader, who will be fully available however Craig Counsell decides to deploy him Saturday night.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The Brewers are shaking hands on the field at Miller Park and there will be an NLCS Game 7 in Milwaukee after the Brew Crew trounced the Dodgers 7-2 in Game 6.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers lose, 7-2, and they will play Game 7 tomorrow, at 5:09 pm PT on FS1. The Brewers will have a rested Josh Hader, but the Dodgers will start a notably confident Walker Buehler. The Dodgers are 4-1 all-time in winner-take-all postseason games on the road.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenta Maeda was one batter away from escaping a two-on, none-out situation, but he uncorked a wild pitch, and the Dodgers now trail by 4. The Brewers have six outs to go, and Josh Hader seems loose. But why not try to save him?

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Joc Pederson was hit in the right wrist by a 96-mph Corey Knebel fastball and was clearly in a lot of pain, but he stayed in.

Fans love Machado striking out (0:22)
Freese opens up Game 6 with dinger (0:23)

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

With the bases loaded and two outs, Corey Knebel struck out to end the fifth in his first professional at-bat EVER — postseason, regular season or even in the minors. With a 5-2 lead, Craig Counsell elected to keep his reliever in for another inning over going to pinch-hitter Domingo Santana for a potential knockout punch.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Manny Machado, booed vociferously at Miller Park, is 0-for-3 tonight after striking out to strand a couple of runners to end the top of the fifth. The Dodgers trail by three and need to piece together at least four innings.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Hyun-Jin Ryu's night is over after allowing 5 runs in 3 innings. It will be interesting to see how Dave Roberts manages his bullpen for the rest of Game 6 with the increasing likelihood that a deciding NLCS Game 7 will be played tomorrow night.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Urias has checked in for Hyun-Jin Ryu with a 5-1 deficit in the fourth inning. Ideally, he would get them through the fifth. Rich Hill, who threw 71 pitches in Tuesday's Game 4, went to the bullpen earlier.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Great note from ESPN Stats & Info: The last time the Brewers were facing elimination in the playoffs, David Freese ALSO homered in the first inning ... for the Cardinals. That was Game 6 of the NLCS in 2011.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.382nd
Quality Starts952nd
WHIP1.152nd
BAA.2304th
Runs8045th
Batting Average.25014th
On Base Percentage.3335th
Slugging Percentage.4423rd