Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen allowed a one-out walk but nothing else in the ninth inning Saturday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers held on for a 4-3 victory at Miller Park to even the National League Championship Series at a game apiece.
Jansen retired Orlando Arcia on an infield pop-up for the first out. He fell behind Hernan Perez and walked him on a 3-2 pitch. That brought up the top of the order.
Jansen got ahead of Lorenzo Cain, 0-2, and struck him out on a high fastball.
Yelich, who went 0 for 4 with two walks Friday, fouled off two pitches to fall behind, 0-2. When Jansen went high for Ball 1, Perez stole second base. But Jansen got inside on Yelich, who hit a soft, broken-bat grounder to third. Justin Turner, who gave the Dodgers the lead with a two-run homer in the eighth, fielded and threw to first to end the game.
The loss snapped the Brewers winning streak at 12, dating back to the last week of the regular season.
An Orlando Arcia homer and a Ryan Braun fielder’s choice gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead in the fifth, and Travis Shaw’s homer in the sixth made it 3-0.
Wade Miley threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings for the Brewers and retired 16 straight batters. But Brewers manager Craig Counsell lifted Miley for rookie Corbin Burnes after Miley allowed a single to Chris Taylor with two outs in the sixth.
Burnes recorded the final out of the sixth, but didn’t record an out in the seventh. He walked Max Muncy. Manny Machado followed with a single, and Cory Bellinger’s single scored Muncy and chased Burnes.
Jeremy Jeffress relieved and allowed a bloop single to Joc Pederson to load the bases. After Jeffress struck out Yasiel Puig, Austin Barnes drew a walk on a close 3-2 pitch to pull the Dodgers within 3-2.
Jeffress got Yasmani Grandal to ground into a double play to escape further trouble.
But more trouble arrived in the eighth. Chris Taylor led off with a soft chopper for an infield single, and Turner delivered his huge home run on a 2-0 pitch.