The Los Angeles Dodgers are advancing to their third straight National League Championship Series. The series starts Friday in Milwaukee where they will face the Brewers for the first time in the post-season, ever. The Brewers swept their first-round series, allowing only two runs to the Rockies in three games. The Dodgers closes out the their first series against the Atlanta Braves Monday.
Both the Brewers and Dodgers trailed in their respective divisions entering September, but each team finished strong. Milwaukee was an NL-best 20-7 down the stretch while the Dodgers had the second-best mark in the league at 19-9. Both needed tiebreakers to win their divisions, the first time in MLB history we had two separate tiebreakers in the same season.