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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.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Miller Park boos for Manny Machado were deafening.

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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Manny Machado was greeted with an extended round of boos before and during his first at-bat of NLCS Game 6. The boos turned into loud cheers when the Dodgers shortstop struck out swinging and waved his arms egging on the crowd on his way back to the dugout.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Brewers fans are either really happy about Mike Moustakas or really displeased with Manny Machado. Moose didn't do anything, so I'm guessing it's the latter. Impressive stuff -- that was one of the longest sustained boos I've heard. But the boos turned to cheers when the mighty Machado struck out.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

David Freese in the leadoff spot certainly jumped out when the Dodgers posted their lineup for NLCS Game 6, and it didn't take long for Freese to make the move look very smart with a first-inning home run off Wade Miley.