Brewers complete dominant sweep of Rockies
DENVER—Jesus Aguilar, Orlando Arcia and Keon Broxton homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 in Game 3 on Sunday, Oct. 7, in Denver to sweep a National League Division Series.
The Brewers move onto the NL Championship Series, where they will host Game 1 on Friday, Oct. 12, against either the Dodgers or the Braves. Los Angeles led that series 2-0 with Game 3 scheduled for later Sunday at Atlanta.
Erik Kratz had three hits, and Wade Miley and five relievers produced the Brewers' second consecutive shutout. Corbin Burnes (1-0) got the win with two innings of relief.
Milwaukee advanced to a League Championship Series for the first time since 2011 and just the third time in team history.
Trevor Story had two hits for the Rockies, who batted just .146 in the series. The Brewers allowed just two runs in the series, both coming in the ninth inning of Game 1, when the Rockies rallied to send the game into extra innings.
Counting the NL West tiebreaker game against the Dodgers on Oct. 1, the Rockies mustered six runs total in their last five games, four of them defeats.
The Brewers went up early Sunday on German Marquez (0-1). Christian Yelich drew a one-out walk in the first, Ryan Braun singled to put runners on the corners, and Yelich scored on Travis Shaw's groundout.
Aguilar made it 2-0 when he hit a first-pitch curveball from Marquez with one out in the fourth. It was his first of the series.
Colorado had one chance early but couldn't capitalize. Story led off the second with a single and Carlos Gonzalez walked with one out, but both were stranded.
DJ LeMahieu hit a two-out double in the third, but Nolan Arenado grounded out to end the inning.
The Brewers took a 4-0 lead on a bad couple of plays by Scott Oberg in the sixth. With two outs and runners on second and third, the reliever was called for a balk when he dropped the ball trying to flip it from his glove to his hand, allowing Mike Moustakas to score from third.
Kratz, who doubled and advanced to third on the balk, then scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-0.
Arcia and Broxton opened ninth with a back-to-back homers off Wade Davis.
Marquez gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings.
Miley lasted 4 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. He left with a runner at second and two outs, and Corey Knebel entered to strike out Charlie Blackmon and end the inning.