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Dodgers win in Milwaukee to tie series at 1-1

Justin Turner has completed a rally from a 3-0 deficit with a two-run, go-ahead home run in the eighth inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the MLB postseason.

The Brewers had their 12-game winning streak snapped as the Dodgers out-hit them 9-7 to tie the National League championship series at 1-1.

Justin Turner is congratulated by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.

Justin Turner is congratulated by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.Credit:AP

The teams will take a day off, then meet in game three of the best-of-seven match-up in Los Angeles on Tuesday [AEDT], with the Brewers' Jhoulys Chacin and Dodgers' Walker Buehler listed as the probable starting pitchers.

Wade Miley took a shutout into the sixth inning and Orlando Arcia and Travis Shaw hit solo homers, giving the Brewers a 3-0 lead and putting them nine outs away from a two-game home sweep.

But the Dodgers closed within 3-2 in the seventh on an RBI single by Cody Bellinger off Brewers reliever Corbin Burnes and a bases-loaded walk to Austin Barnes by Jeremy Jeffress.

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The Milwaukee closer got out of the inning by getting pinch hitter Yasmani Grandal to ground into a double play with the bases loaded but then allowed Chris Taylor's infield single to start the eighth before Turner belted his seventh career postseason homer deep into the seats beyond the left field fence.

Kenta Maeda survived a warning-track fly ball by pinch hitter Curtis Granderson with a runner aboard to end the eighth, before Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen stranded the potential tying run at second base in the ninth by getting Christian Yelich to ground out to end the game and earn the save.

Pedro Baez, the fifth of eight Dodgers pitchers, got the win.

Reuters

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