Score and situation: Down three runs, the Milwaukee Brewers erupted for a six spot in the fifth inning and pulled away to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 in Game 1 of the ALCS on Sunday night.
Leading lads: Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run in the first and added a two-run double in the big inning, and Prince Fielder drove him in with his own two-run shot to give the Brewers the lead for good. Combined, they went 3 for 7, reached base six times and drove in six runs.
Head hangers: Jaime Garcia was given two leads against Zack Greinke, but struggled with his command, allowing six runs and six hits with three walks over four innings. Albert Pujols singled in the first, but struck out with a man at third in the fifth and hit into a double play in the seventh; the latter at-bat produced a run, but it also short-circuited a big inning.
Key play: As if the stadium weren't already loud, it shook with delight after Fielder hit his home run. The ball rebounded off his bat at 119.2 mph...