MLB Playoffs 2018 NLDS: Top 5 players from Rockies vs Brewers Game 1

Top NL MVP candidate Christian Yelich of the Brewers came up big early in his team's 3-2 win. - [MLB / YouTube screencap]
Top NL MVP candidate Christian Yelich of the Brewers came up big early in his team's 3-2 win. - [MLB / YouTube screencap]

A look at which five players stood tall during the first game of the National League Division Series.

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1

Christian Yelich - Brewers

The man who is frontrunner for National League MVP continues to do his thing for Milwaukee. Yelich got his team on the board early, by smashing the ball out of the park in the third. With that, the Brewers took the early 2-0 lead, which held for most of the game.

2

Charlie Blackmon - Rockies

The Rockies needed a ninth inning rally to get back into this first game of the NLDS. After singles by Parra and Holiday, Blackmon got the party started with his RBI single to right field. With Parra at second base, he managed to round the bases all the way to score, cutting the lead down to a run.

3

Nolan Arenado - Rockies

The next batter continued the rally. With Blackmon and Hampson on base it was time for some Arenado heroics. He would hit a high sacrifice fly out to center field. With that, Hampson was able to score the game-tying run, which ultimately set up extra innings. At the very least, it made things quite interesting in Game 1 of this series.

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