Milwaukee clubbed three homeruns and allowed just four hits as the Brewers blanked Colorado 6-0 on Sunday. The Brew Crew is moving on to the NLCS for the first time since 2011 after sweeping the best-of-five series.
The Brewers took the lead in the top of the first inning when Travis Shaw grounded into a fielder’s choice, scoring Christian Yelich. Milwaukee added to their lead in the fourth on Jesus Aguilar’s first homerun of the postseason; a 418-foot solo shot into the left field bleachers.
The Brewers added two more runs in the top of the sixth courtesy of a balk and a wild pitch, grabbing a 4-0 lead. Orlando Arcia and Keon Broxton led off the ninth inning with a pair of solo homeruns.
Eric Kratz went 3-4 to lead Milwaukee offensively while Shaw and Ryan Braun finished with two hits each. Corbin Burnes was the winning pitcher, tossing two hitless innings of relief. The Brewers have now won 11 consecutive games dating back to the final week of the regular season. Games One and Two of the best-of-seven NLCS will be Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 in Milwaukee.