Dodgers shut out, fall behind Brewers in NLCS

The Los Angeles Dodgers were limited to five hits by five Milwaukee Brewers pitchers in a 4-0 loss tonight at Dodger Stadium, falling behind two games to one in the National League Championship Series.

The Brewers opened the scoring in the first, thanks to two Southland natives. Christian Yelich, a Westlake High alumnus, walked with one out. Yelich scored when the next batter, Ryan Braun, a Granada Hills High alumnus, doubled.

Milwaukee increased its lead 2-0 in the sixth when Travis Shaw tripled with two outs and scored on a wild pitch by Dodger rookie starter Walker Buehler.

Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer in the seventh off Buehler, driving in Erik Kratz, who doubled.

Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin was credited with the victory, pitching 5 1/3 shutout innings, allowing three hits, walking two and striking out six.

Buehler was charged with the loss, allowing four runs and five hits, striking out eight and walking one.

The victory was Milwaukee's 13th in its past 14 games. The only loss during that span came Saturday in Game 2 of the NLCS.

Game 4 of the best-of-seven series will be played Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

When Chacin last pitched at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers scored 21 runs, the most by any team in the history of the stadium which opened in 1962.

Chacin was the starting pitcher, allowing nine runs, eight earned, and five hits, including three home runs, in 4 1/3 innings, walking four and striking out three in the 21-5 loss, the most runs allowed by the Brewers in their 50-season history.

The game came on the 30th anniversary of Kirk Gibson's two-out, two-run pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth that gave the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. The Dodgers went on to win the series in five games, their most recent World Series championship.