Brewers Sweep Rockies, Advance to Their First NLCS Since 2011

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By Tyler Englander 10/08/2018

You can call it a clean sweep.  The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in Game Three of the NLDS 6-0 to advance to the NLCS. The Brewers, who had the best record in the National League, will now face the winner of the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers playoff series. The win marks the first time that the Brewers have made the NLCS since 2011. The Brewers are looking for the franchises first World Series title, having made the World Series in 1982 as an American League team before losing to the Cardinals in seven games.

The Brewers again got good pitching in this one with starter Wade Miley going 4.2 scoreless. Five Brewers relievers gave up only one hit in just over five innings of work. Rockies stars Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story struggled all series long combing for a total of just four hits. The Brewers got contributions in the game from some unlikely guys including Orlando Arcia and Keon Broxton, who both homered. Perhaps the biggest surprise for the Brewers is backup catcher Erik Kratz who hit .625 in the series with two key RBI.

The NLCS will begin Friday at Miller Park with the Brewers playing host to either the Dodgers or Braves. The Dodgers currently lead the series 2-1. If it is the Dodgers, they will look to become the first team to return to the World Series in consecutive years since the Kansas City Royals in 2014 and 2015. Game Four of the Braves-Dodgers series is set for this afternoon at 4:30 in Atlanta.