MILWAUKEE – Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers know all about performing in the postseason.
Justin Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to send the Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 and even the NL Championship Series at a victory apiece.
The high-powered Dodgers had two measly singles off Wade Miley before breaking through against a vaunted bullpen. After forcing the Brewers to use six relievers in Milwaukee's 6-5 victory Friday night, the NL West champions put that extended look to good use in Game 2, especially against faltering All-Star Jeremy Jeffress.
"As long as we have outs left, we know we're in the game," Turner said.
Miley handed a 2-0 lead over to his bullpen in a surprisingly long start, and Travis Shaw tacked on a solo drive in the sixth, delighting a yellow towel-waving crowd announced at 43,905 at Miller Park. But that was the last run for the Brewers.
Cody Bellinger produced Los Angeles' first run with an RBI single in the seventh, chasing Corbin Burnes. Austin Barnes forced in another run with a bases-loaded walk off Jeffress.
Los Angeles has scored eight runs against Milwaukee's bullpen, all in the seventh inning or later.
"The more you face the relievers, the easier it's going to get," Bellinger said.