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The World Series is Set

It doesn’t get more exciting in sports than game seven. The Dodgers and Brewers matched up in the National League Championship series for the right to play the American League Champion, the Boston Red Sox. The series had been even throughout, as each team would match the other, trading wins back and forth until the series sat tied at three games a piece. The best-of-seven-game series would need all seven to decide the victor.

A perfect stage was set at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in a winner-take-all decisive game. The Dodgers were poised to get back to the World Series after losing last year to the Houston Astros, and the Brewers were seeking their first World Series appearance since 2011. The Brew Crew started the game off with a bang, as superstar outfielder Christian Yelich ripped a solo home-run to right center field to get the Brewers off and rolling with the 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. This would be the only run the Brewers would accumulate all game, however.

With the Dodgers up next they looked to gain the lead back, and that is what they did. With a runner on base, Cody Bellinger hit a towering two run home-run to right center to give the Dodgers the lead, erasing the home-run from Yelich the inning before. The Dodgers would not release their hold on this lead, as the pitching staff refused to allow another run and this let their offense to continue to produce. Later in the top of the sixth inning, Yasiel Puig came to bat with two men on base, a key spot for the Dodgers to pull away and ice the game. With two outs, Puig got a hold of a hanging slider, and drove it to left center clearing the wall with ease. Just like that, it was 5-1 Dodgers. This seemed to start to sink the ship for the Brewers and their magical 2018 season. The Dodgers protected this four run lead amd closed it out in the bottom of the ninth inning. Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who is a starter, would get the call to finish off the Brewers, and he came through clutch for his team. The Brewers had no answers for the master pitching and their lack of hitting cost them the game. Los Angeles rejoiced as they recorded the final out and clinched their spot in the World Series.

The stage is set. Red Sox. Dodgers. World Series. Who will come out on top?

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