Dodgers even NLCS on Bellinger's 13th-inning hit

The Brewers have one of the best bullpens in baseball, but it's the rotation that has produced unexpected heroes

Dodgers even NLCS on Bellinger's 13th-inning hit

The benches cleared and Machado was suspended for five games, although he initially said the bat slipped out of his hands accidentally.

Hall of Famer Jim Palmer made some waves by blasting him in a tweet during Game 2 - and who can argue with the notion that every player should run hard on every ground ball - but lots of players jog to first base when they feel a routine play is going to be made well ahead of them.

"He's a player that has a history of those types of incidents", Milwaukee slugger Christian Yelich said. "I mean, I don't know, call it what you want". "It was a dirty play by a dirty player", Yelich told reporters.

"The play at first today is a pretty dirty play", Shaw said.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers exchange words during the tenth inning in Game Four of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

The best-of-7 series is tied at two games apiece. Hill held the Brewers hitless through the first three innings of the game and ultimately surrendered three total hits in his outing along with one run. Machado said they go back to their days in the minors.

"There's a bunch of guys we need offence from", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

This is from Game 3 - thanks to a Brewers challenge about whether it was illegal, replay revealed it was against the rules.

Don't be surprised if you see retaliation tonight from the Brewers.

Clayton Kershaw will look to bounce back after falling short of expectations on Game 1 of the NLCS in Milwaukee. "We like him, but now we're out.' You're losing tens of millions of dollars by the second if that becomes the narrative".

But first was the clumsy attempt to call time when the Brewers' Corbin Burnes was already in his windup.

"We're family. Things happen", Machado said, who scored the winning run moments later. That's just not my personality, that's not my cup of tea, that's not who I am.

Did Machado intentionally come in spikes high on the veteran second baseman?

The Dodgers acquired Machado from Baltimore this season for their playoff push, and to replace injured shortstop Corey Seager.

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