10/2/21 LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles Dodgers got some great news before beating the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 that the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants earlier today.
With the win and the Giants (106-55) losing to the Padres, the Dodgers (105-56) remain one game behind in the National League West race, with one game left for both teams in the regular season this Sunday.
"It's what you put in all those hours of work for," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "This is a privilege. It's a privilege to be in this position to play for something that really matters."
Julio Urias picked up his 20th win of the season to lead MLB and should be the 2021 CY Young Award Winner for the National League after pitching 6.1 innings, retired 16 batters in a roll, gave up one hit, one run, and had seven strikeouts.
"It's a dream season. Very blessed and very thankful," Urías said. "I was very blessed all year to stay healthy."
Corbin Barnes, the starting pitcher for the Brewers, only lasted two innings giving up three runs to the Dodgers.
The Brewers, in the top of the first inning, led 1-0 when Christain Yelich grounded out to Max Muncy that allowed Willie Adames to come home.
The Dodgers took the lead 3-1 in the bottom of the first inning after Justin Turner hit a two-run home run off of Corbin Barners (11-4) over the left-field center wall that had Dodgers Stadium rocking.
Justin Turner hit a single in the bottom of the fourth inning, allowing Max Muncy to get to third base with no outs.
Will Smith hit a sacrifice fly ball to center field, and Muncy tagged up and came across home plate to give the Dodgers a 4-1 lead.
Moments later, AJ Pollock hit a two-run home run over the center-field wall increasing the Dodgers lead to 6-1.
Corey Seager hit a solo home run over the right-field wall in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Dodgers a 7-1 lead.
The Dodgers led in the bottom of the eighth inning 8-1 after Muncy doubled to right-field and Trea Turner scored.
The Brewers would score two runs in the top of the ninth inning after Willy Adames solo home run, and Tyrone Taylor singled to left field, and Eduardo Escobar scored made the final score of the game 8-3. #ladodgers #mlb