By winning Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers forced a Game 7 showdown against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. What does that mean in the context of postseason history as the two teams gear up for the penultimate postseason showdown to reach the World Series?
Before Josh Hader, Walker Buehler or anyone else gets a chance in Saturday’s winner-take-all matchup , the ball will be in the hands of Milwaukee’s under-the-radar ace.
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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• The Brewers’ win forces the 112th winner-take-all game in postseason history.
• Home teams are 55-56 in winner-take-all games in postseason history
• The Brewers are 2-2 all time in winner-take-all games; they won their last in Game 5 of the 2011 NL Division Series against the Diamondbacks. They are 2-0 in winner-take-all games at home, winning in 2011 and in Game 5 of the 1982 ALCS against the Angels.
• The Dodgers are 6-5 all time in winner-take-all games; de loser deres lastede i 2017, i Game 7 of the World Series against the Astros. The six wins are tied for fifth most in MLB history with the Cubs.
• By reaching their 12th winner-take-all game in the postseason, the Dodgers are now tied for the fourth most of such games in MLB history, joining the Pirates and Red Sox. The teams with more are the Yankees (28), the Cardinals (21) and the Athletics (13).
• The Dodgers are 4-1 all time in winner-take-all games on the road; They have won each of their last four straight games on the road, most recently in Game 5 of the 2016 NLDS in Washington against the Nationals. That .800 winning percentage is tied with the Cubs for the second best in postseason history (with a minimum of two such games).
1924 World Series Game 7: Senators 4, Giants 3.
Walter Johnson earned the win with four innings of scoreless relief.
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• 1926 World Series Game 7: Cardinals 3, Yankees 2. Grover Cleveland Alexander protected a one-run lead in the seventh inning by striking out future Tony Lazzeri of the Yankees. He then got the Yankees out in the eighth and ninth innings to win the series.
• 1995 ALDS Game 5: Mariners 6, Yankees 5 (11 innings). Randy Johnson pitched the final three innings for Seattle, giving up one run, striking out six, and getting the win.
• 1999 ALDS Game 5: Red Sox 12, Indians 8. Pedro Martínez, nursing a sore shoulder that knocked him out of game 1 after just four innings, entered in the fourth inning with the score tied 8-8. Martínez closed out the game with six no-hit innings with three walks, eight strikeouts and no runs.