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Brewers relief pitcher Woodruff homers off Kershaw in NLCS

Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff has hooked up in opposition to Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, changing into the 3rd reliever in main league historical past to homer in a postseason sport.

Woodruff led off the 3rd inning with a protracted pressure to right-center, tying Recreation 1 of the NL Championship Sequence at 1. Woodruff pumped his appropriate arm because the ball went out Friday evening and Kershaw glanced again with an incredulous glance on his face.

Woodruff is the primary Brewers pitcher to homer in a playoff sport, in keeping with STATS. He joins Travis Picket for the Chicago Cubs in Recreation 2 of the 2016 NL Department Sequence in opposition to San Francisco and Rosy Ryan for the New York Giants in Recreation three of the 1924 International Sequence in opposition to Washington as the one relievers to move deep within the postseason.

The 25-year-old Woodruff hit his first occupation homer July 13 at Pittsburgh.

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