The stage is set as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers meet in the best-of-three National League wild-card series. These two teams met in the 2018 NL Championship Series, which the Dodgers won in seven games to advance to the World Series.
Los Angeles finished the shortened 2020 season 43-17, the best record in the majors. The No. 1 seed in the NL, the Dodgers had the top offense in baseball, scoring 349 runs in the regular season.
It's the third straight postseason appearance for the 29-31 Milwaukee Brewers, the No. 8 seed in the NL.. Milwaukee has not reached the World Series since 1982 and has never won a title.
Time: 10:08 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN
Betting odds: SportsBookWire.usatoday.com
On the mound for Los Angeles in Game 1, is right-hander Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.27 ERA). The 26-year-old was limited to eight starts this season due to a blister on his right hand which would landed him on the injured list once in August and once in September.
Left-hander Brent Suter (2-0, 3.13 ERA) gets the start for the Brewers. The 30-year-old had 38 strikeouts in 31.2 innings across 16 appearances – four starts – in the regular season.
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