Brewers strike quickly in Game 1

Three consecutive pitches in a six-run fifth inning turn NLCS opener upside down

Updated: October 10, 2011, 10:22 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

MILWAUKEE -- Those Milwaukee Brewers were kinda busy last week, trying to navigate through their own NLDS minefield. So they didn't have a whole lot of time to watch their NLCS opponents, the St. Louis Cardinals, turn the Phillies' offense into the 1899 Cleveland Spiders.

But it didn't matter much, because here's what we learned Sunday from Game 1 of the National League Championship Series:

That was then. This is now.

Talk about your tale of two series. How about this turn of ...

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