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ELIAS: Walker Buehler will be the fourth rookie over last 30 years to start a Game 7; 1st since Daisuke Matsuzaka in 2007 ALCS.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers SS Manny Machado was in no mood to talk about all the boos he heard tonight. "I focus on the game, try to go pitch by pitch," he said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers C Austin Barnes: "We all knew this was going to be a tough, hard-fought series. I don't think anyone is too surprised it's going seven."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 1B Max Muncy on Josh Hader, who Craig Counsell joked can be available for "12" innings in Game 7: "To beat him, you just get runs on the board before he comes in."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen: "I mean, since August we've been playing for our lives. Here we are again, with another shot at it."

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz has played for 7 major league clubs. A dozen of his college friends called his wife and raided his closet. Each wore one of his game used jerseys and surprised him after Game 6 of the NLCS.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

As impressive as the Brewers were on the field in a 7-2 win to force an NLCS Game 7, one of the biggest keys for Milwaukee is who didn't appear in Game 6: Super reliever Josh Hader, who will be fully available however Craig Counsell decides to deploy him Saturday night.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The Brewers are shaking hands on the field at Miller Park and there will be an NLCS Game 7 in Milwaukee after the Brew Crew trounced the Dodgers 7-2 in Game 6.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers lose, 7-2, and they will play Game 7 tomorrow, at 5:09 pm PT on FS1. The Brewers will have a rested Josh Hader, but the Dodgers will start a notably confident Walker Buehler. The Dodgers are 4-1 all-time in winner-take-all postseason games on the road.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenta Maeda was one batter away from escaping a two-on, none-out situation, but he uncorked a wild pitch, and the Dodgers now trail by 4. The Brewers have six outs to go, and Josh Hader seems loose. But why not try to save him?

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Joc Pederson was hit in the right wrist by a 96-mph Corey Knebel fastball and was clearly in a lot of pain, but he stayed in.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

With the bases loaded and two outs, Corey Knebel struck out to end the fifth in his first professional at-bat EVER — postseason, regular season or even in the minors. With a 5-2 lead, Craig Counsell elected to keep his reliever in for another inning over going to pinch-hitter Domingo Santana for a potential knockout punch.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Manny Machado, booed vociferously at Miller Park, is 0-for-3 tonight after striking out to strand a couple of runners to end the top of the fifth. The Dodgers trail by three and need to piece together at least four innings.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Hyun-Jin Ryu's night is over after allowing 5 runs in 3 innings. It will be interesting to see how Dave Roberts manages his bullpen for the rest of Game 6 with the increasing likelihood that a deciding NLCS Game 7 will be played tomorrow night.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Urias has checked in for Hyun-Jin Ryu with a 5-1 deficit in the fourth inning. Ideally, he would get them through the fifth. Rich Hill, who threw 71 pitches in Tuesday's Game 4, went to the bullpen earlier.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Great note from ESPN Stats & Info: The last time the Brewers were facing elimination in the playoffs, David Freese ALSO homered in the first inning ... for the Cardinals. That was Game 6 of the NLCS in 2011.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The dilemma for Dave Roberts, if things keeps going this way: How much does he put into this game, and how much does he save for a potential Game 7. Dodgers don't have any guys who can give them real length out of the bullpen.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The Brewers have jumped all over Hyun-Jin Ryu in the bottom of the first, riding back-to-back-to-back run-scoring hits from Jesus Aguilar, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz to a 4-1 lead.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Hyun-Jin Ryu hadn't allowed more than 3 earned runs in any of his 11 starts since coming off his groin injury. In start 12, with his Dodgers one win away from the World Series, he allowed 4 of them in the first inning.