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The Brewers and Dodgers can go no farther than this. After six games failed to determine a winner in the NLCS, it all comes down to Game 7 in Milwaukee.

League Championship Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Milwaukee Brewers - Game Six
People in Milwaukee have been booing this guy for some reason.
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

In the better baseball universe where the Red Sox hadn’t already beaten the Astros, we might have gotten two games today. Sadly, that series ended before Game 6 and that leaves us with only the Brewers and the Dodgers, who have taken things as far as they can go with only a decisive Game 7 left to settle their business.

A win by the Dodgers would put them back in the World Series in consecutive years. They did not win last year, of course. The Brewers would be making their first trip to the World Series since 1982, when they also lost.

The Brewers only made the World Series that year after a dramatic final weekend of the regular season in which the Orioles beat them in three straight games at Memorial Stadium to tie the AL East only to lose the last game and miss out on the division title by one game. You may recall this also spoiled the last game Earl Weaver managed before retiring for the first time. As this happened before I was alive, I don’t hold a grudge.

Lineups for the home team Brewers:

  1. Lorenzo Cain - CF
  2. Christian Yelich - RF
  3. Ryan Braun - LF
  4. Travis Shaw - 2B
  5. Jesus Aguilar - 1B
  6. Mike Moustakas - 3B
  7. Erik Kratz - C
  8. Orlando Arcia - SS
  9. Jhoulys Chacin - P

Lineups for the visiting Dodgers:

  1. Joc Pederson - LF
  2. Max Muncy - 1B
  3. Justin Turner - 3B
  4. Manny Machado - SS
  5. Cody Bellinger - CF
  6. Yasiel Puig - RF
  7. Chris Taylor - 2B
  8. Austin Barnes - C
  9. Walker Buehler - P