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Dodgers beat Brewers 4-2 in playoff opener

Lorenzo Cain, left, and Christian Yelich hope to lead the Brewers to another playoff berth in 2019
Posted at 5:24 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 08:42:37-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts had two hits and an RBI, Corey Seager homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 in the opener of their NL playoff.

The eight-time NL West champion Dodgers capitalized early in a bullpen game for the Brewers and can wrap up the best-of-three series on Thursday.

Milwaukee — a playoff entrant despite a losing record — limped into the postseason as the No. 8 seed without its best starter and reliever, who are hurt.

The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead on a leadoff double by Betts and four walks by left-hander Brent Suter in the first inning.

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