10/19 03:04 CDT LEADING OFF: Dodgers face Miley for real, Granderson's grin
LEADING OFF: Dodgers face Miley for real, Granderson's grin
By The Associated Press
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
FOR REAL THIS TIME
Wade Miley is ready for take two. The Brewers left-hander figures to see more
than one batter in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series when he tries to help
Milwaukee stave off elimination, down 3-2 to the Dodgers. Miley goes back to
the hill two days after being lifted one batter into Game 5 in a designed move
by manager Craig Counsell. Miley hasn't given up a run in 10 1/3 innings this
postseason. Los Angeles is going with lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu in a rematch of Game 2
starters. One more Dodgers victory would set up a World Series showdown with
the Boston Red Sox.
GRANDY'S NEW GRIN
Curtis Granderson is still smiling, even with a big chunk of his front right
tooth buried somewhere in the infield at Dodger Stadium. The Brewers outfielder
chipped a tooth during Game 5 when his helmet came off and bumped him in the
mouth on a headfirst slide into second base. Los Angeles infielders Justin
Turner, Manny Machado and Brian Dozier tried to help Granderson locate the
missing piece of his tooth, but they came up empty. Granderson posted a photo
on Instagram on Thursday showing off his new grin and promising to be "cheesin'
hard for game 6 tomorrow!"
Boston got a boost when first baseman Mitch Moreland returned to the lineup
Thursday night, a positive sign for the Red Sox as they look ahead to the World
Series. Moreland injured his right hamstring in Game 2 of the AL Division
Series against the Yankees and didn't start again until Game 5 of the AL
Championship Series in Houston, 11 days later. He immediately came through with
two hits off Astros ace Justin Verlander. Moreland, a 2016 Gold Glove Award
winner, made pinch-hitting appearances in each of the first four ALCS games.
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