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2018 NLCS: Dodgers vs. Brewers Game 2, and ALCS: Astros vs. Red Sox Game 1

Two games today!

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So let’s review: The Dodgers spotted the Brewers a five-run lead, in part by making four errors, then made Milwaukee go through seven relief pitchers (and probably made Josh Hader unavailable for Game 2), then put together a couple of furious rallies and had the tying run on third base with two out in the ninth.

I say the NLCS will be tied after today’s game.

Meanwhile, the ALCS gets going at Fenway Park with game-time temperatures expected to be in the mid 40s. With the starting-pitcher matchup indicated below, this should be a low-scoring affair.

Of note, and this hasn’t been mentioned much: Whoever wins these two series, the American League champion will have home field advantage in the World Series, as both the Astros and Red Sox had better regular-season records than either of the N.L. LCS participants.

A full preview of the ALCS from Sara Sanchez will post at 4 p.m. CT today.

Pitching matchups:

Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers) vs. Wade Miley (Brewers)

Justin Verlander (Astros) vs. Chris Sale (Red Sox)

Game time for Dodgers/Brewers: 3 p.m. CT. TV: Fox-TV. Announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci and Ken Rosenthal.

Game time for Astros/Red Sox: 7 p.m. CT. TV: TBS. Announcers: Brian Anderson and Ron Darling, with Lauren Shehadi reporting.

Here is the complete Mediacenter for today. Gameday for Dodgers/Brewers Gameday for Astros/Red Sox game preview for Dodgers/Brewers game preview for Astros/Red Sox

SB Nation game preview for Dodgers/Brewers

SB Nation game preview for Astros/Red Sox

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This is the only thread for today’s games. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.