Brewers sweep Rockies to reach first NLCS since 2011

Luis Severino

Luis Severino

It's October and George Springer, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are all hitting home runs once again, helping the Houston Astros to a postseason win. But it was a bunch of longballs to put the Astros ahead in this best-of-five series.

Game 2 is Saturday night, with Boston starting another pitcher trying to overcome a history of postseason struggles - left-hander David Price is 0-8 in his career as a starter in the playoffs. Mike Moustakas was the hero as he hit a walk-off single with two outs.

Aguilar had a big regular season that included being named an All-Star and 35 home runs. It was a repeat performance from last October's ALDS, when he made two starts against the Yankees and left with a 12.79 ERA.

Game 3 will be held in either Chicago or Denver, based on who wins the Wild Card game.

The Brewers started 38-year-old catcher Erik Kratz for a second straight game.

Colorado tries to avoid elimination Sunday at Coors Field after dropping two straight in Milwaukee.

Chris Iannetta went full Bo Jackson after a strikeout during Game 2 of the NLDS Friday between the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers. Christian Yelich, the odds-on favorite to win the National League MVP award, received his first taste of postseason play.

The Brewers will host the victor of the Rockies-Cubs Wild Card Game at Miller Park.

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