Dodgers vs. Brewers: Top 5 players from NLCS Game 7

These five players gave the best performances of anyone on the diamond Saturday night.

It was a Game 7 for the NLCS on Sunday night between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers. Behind several huge performances at the plate and one stellar pitching outing, the Dodgers are headed back to the World Series. Here are the five players who were key in this Game 7.

1

Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers

Puig came up with a huge three-run home run in the sixth inning. That gave the Dodgers the comfortable 5-1 lead. Puig finished the night 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs and a run scored.

2

Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers

The Brewers held a 1-0 lead early on until Cody Bellinger stepped to the plate. Bellinger smacked a two-run dinger out of the park in the second inning giving LA the 2-1 lead. Bellinger finished 1-for-4 with 2 RBIs and two runs scored.

3

Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers

Yelich is in line for the National League MVP. If any player was going to try to keep his team's chances of a World Series alive it was Yelich. He smacked out an early home run to give Milwaukee the 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, that was it for the Brewers.

4

Manny Machado - Los Angeles Dodgers

In addition to Bellinger and Puig, Manny Machado was a key batter for LA. He didn't have any RBIs but reached based twice and had a run scored in the big win.

5

Los Angeles Dodgers Bullpen

Walker Buehler worked for 4.2 innings and struck out seven batters. He also gave up the only run of the game but set the tone for the rest of the bullpen. They combined to allow just one hit across the rest of the game. The win went to Ryan Madson who worked over an inning and had two strikeouts.

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