The Milwaukee Brewers are one game from advancing to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2011 after defeating the Rockies 4-0 in Game 2 of the best-of-five NL Division Series at Miller Park.
For the second straight game, the Brewers pitching staff shut down the Rockies lineup. Jhoulys Chacin, starting on three days’ rest for the first time in his career, was sharp and tossed five scoreless innings, allowing three hits.
Hernan Perez provided the Brewers with a run in the fourth inning, doubling to left center to drive in Mike Moustakas. They scored three insurance runs, including a broken-bat two-run single by journeyman Erik Kratz, in the eighth to take a 4-0 lead. The bullpen closed it out.
Kratz, 38, also made some history. The catcher became the oldest position player to start his postseason debut since 1905 (Lave Cross, third baseman, Philadelphia A’s).
“I hit a homer in the Triple-A playoffs one time,” he said. “That was pretty cool.”