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Gamethread: Brewers at Dodgers, NLCS Game 3

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Go figure: It was Milwaukee’s bullpen that sent them to L.A. tied at a game apiece

MLB: NLCS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers
Difference Maker: It’s pretty simple — put Justin Turner in the L.A. lineup, and the Dodgers are a World Series favorite.
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Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers, NLCS Game 3 (6:39 CT, FS1)

Well, listen for all the talk of how brilliant Christian Yelich is for the Brewers, an even bigger difference-maker through two games has been L.A.’s Justin Turner. It really feels like that Game 2 win shifted momentum the the Dodgers’ favor, and the universe is back in order with an advantage for the preordained and presumed NL champ.

Have faith, though, Beertown fans: Per MLB, in 80 previous best-of-seven series using the 2-3-2 format, teams like the Dodgers that have split the first two games on the road go on to win the series just 45% of the time (36 of 80 series).

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