Brewers fall to Dodgers in game seven

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MILWAUKEE (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned a second straight berth in the World Series after knocking off the Milwaukee Brewers in a seven-game National League Championship Series.
Homers by Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig (YAH'-see-ul pweeg) powered the Dodgers to a 5-1 victory over the Brewers. Bellinger's two-run blast in the top of the second put Los Angeles ahead to stay, one inning after Christian Yelich (YEH'-lihch) went deep for Milwaukee.
Yelich almost tied it in the fifth, but Chris Taylor made a running, sliding grab in left-center with a runner on second to end the threat.
Puig padded the Dodgers' advantage by hitting a three-run shot in the sixth.
Clayton Kershaw put the capper on the series by working a scoreless ninth. It was part of a bullpen effort that allowed just one hit over 4 1/3 scoreless innings.
Los Angeles starter Walker Buehler wasn't able to get the victory. The rookie struck out seven but was lifted after yielding one run and six hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Losing pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (zhoo-LEES' shah-SEEN') gave up Bellinger's home run and allowed two other hits before leaving after two innings. Josh Hader kept it a one-run game by tossing three scoreless innings before the Dodgers broke through again against Xavier Cedeno and Jeremy Jeffress.
The Fall Classic begins Tuesday night at Boston's Fenway Park. The Red Sox are expected to start Chris Sale in the opener.
The two franchises have met in a World Series just once, when Babe Ruth helped Boston take out the Brooklyn Robins in five games 102 years ago