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MOOSE AND CAIN AND MOOSE AND CAIN

Divisional Round - Colorado Rockies v Milwaukee Brewers - Game Two Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Brewers are basically the Royals 2.0, with a small market of lovable players that include many players that were once in the Royals organization like Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas, Joakim Soria, Manny Pina, Jeremy Jeffress, and Erik Kratz. And like the 2014 Royals, they have swept through the post-season undefeated so far, having beat the Cubs in the one-game playoff to determine the division winner, then sweeping the Rockies in three in the NLDS.

But now they face the defending league champs, and to be the best, you have to beat the best. The Dodgers are deep, and pitching-rich, starting tonight when they through Clayton Kershaw and his three Cy Youngs on the mound. Kershaw has been criticized for his performance in the post-season, but put some of those arguments to rest with his NLDS performance against the Braves, tossing eight shutout innings in a Game 2 victory. The Brewers and potential NL MVP Christian Yelich will have their work cut out for them.

The game begins at 7:09 CT on FS1.