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Two years ago today, September 23, 2011, the Brewers defeated the Florida Marlins 4-1. Combined with a Cardinals loss to the Cubs later that evening, Milwaukee clinched its first division title in nearly three decades. That game happened to be the last of my 9-pack, and it’s hard to imagine I will have a better live-sporting-event-attendance experience for the foreseeable future. I remember thinking it was pretty unlikely that game would be the clincher, but thanks to a St. Louis bullpen collapse against the Mets the previous day, I got lucky.
The game was in some ways a microcosm of the incredible 2011 season. Home runs by Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder accounted for all the RBIs, Yovani Gallardo pitched a dominating 7.1 innings with 11 strikeouts, and the then untouchable K-Rod/Axford combination shut the door. When Axford struck out Bryan Petersen only moments after Alfonso Soriano’s homer in St. Louis put the Cubs ahead for good, the fans in Mi...
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They may, however, already be in by the time the game starts.
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Matt Adams hit his second two-run homer in as many...
After clinching the NL East away from home, the Atlanta Braves are set to return to Turner Field to wrap up the regular season.
They'll be trying to ensure that a majority of their playoff games will be played there, too.
Atlanta tries to improve on its league-best record Monday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, whom they've won eight straight against at home.
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Keyed by home runs from Carlos Gomez Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez and a strong seven-inning start by Marco Estrada the Brewers shut out the Braves for the third time in four games this season 5-0 at Turner Field on Monday night.
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