Dodgers Win National League Pennant Second Year in a Row

Dodgers win NLCS series

The Los Angeles Dodgers made history Saturday night after winning the National League Pennant for the second year in a row after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, 5-1 at Mikwaukee's Miller Park. 

The Dodgers now head for Boston to face the Red Sox for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. 

The team rode a three-run home run by Yasiel Puig and a two-run homer and two-run-saving catch by Cody Bellinger to win the night. Tonight's win make for the 23rd National Pennant for the Dodgers, which ties them with the Giants for second most in baseball history.

Cody Bellinger was also named the NLCS MVP thanks to his go-ahead home run in Game 7 and Game 4's walk-off single. He joins fellow Dodger Justin Turner and Chris Taylor (co-MVPs in 2018) as players to be named NLCS MVP. 

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The Dodgers are hoping to earn their seventh World Series title this year.

Rookie Walker Buehler had a good start Saturday night, though manager Dave Roberts eventually pulled him after going five innings. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw finished the night for the team, setting up a redemption arc for the team who failed to overcome the Houston Astros last year in Game 7 of the World Series. 

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