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Brewers Rally to Beat Rockies and Dodgers Crush Braves

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Mike Moustaksas drove in Christian Yelich, the front-runner for the National League Most Valuable Player Award, with a two-out single in the 10th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers bounced back to beat the Colorado Rockies, 3-2, on Thursday in their N.L. division series opener.

After giving up two runs in the ninth that made it 2-2, the Brewers regrouped. Making their first postseason appearance since 2011, they won their ninth straight game over all.

Yelich hit a two-run homer in the third inning and opened the 10th with a walk against Adam Ottavino. Yelich advanced to second on a wild pitch and went home on Moustakas’s line drive to right field. Yelich got two hits, scored twice and stole a base in his playoff debut.

Josh Hader and the Brewers allowed just one hit over eight innings in a dominant bullpen game and led by 2-0 before Jeremy Jeffress gave up three straight singles to open the ninth. Charlie Blackmon hit a run-scoring single shortly after his ground-rule double was overruled on replay review, and Nolan Arenado added a bases-loaded sacrifice fly that tied it.

Game 2 is scheduled for Friday in Milwaukee with Colorado’s Tyler Anderson opposing Jhoulys Chacin, who led Milwaukee with 35 starts this year. Chacin started on Monday when the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs, 3-1, in the N.L. Central tiebreaker at Wrigley Field.

Joakim Soria picked up the win in the series opener with a scoreless 10th.

DODGERS 6, BRAVES 0 Hyun-jin Ryu pitched seven dominant innings, Max Muncy hit an early three-run homer and Los Angeles beat Atlanta in their N.L. division series opener.

Picked as a surprising Game 1 starter over his fellow left-hander Clayton Kershaw, Ryu delivered in his first postseason start since 2014. He allowed four singles — all with two outs — struck out eight and walked none.

Ryu, a 31-year-old South Korean, missed three and a half months of the season with a groin strain and returned Aug. 15 to post a 1.88 E.R.A. in 52 ⅔ innings.

The Dodgers, the defending N.L. champions, set franchise and National League records by hitting 235 homers during the regular season, and their tear continued with three more to begin their playoffs. They were outhit, 6-5, by Atlanta, but the Braves got only singles.

Game 2 in the best-of-five matchup is scheduled for Friday at Dodger Stadium, with Kershaw starting for Los Angeles against Anibal Sanchez.

The Braves have lost eight straight series openers in the postseason. They have not won a Game 1 since 2001 when they went on to sweep Houston in the N.L.D.S.

The rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. struck out twice and went 0 for 4 as the Braves were blanked. This was Atlanta’s first playoff appearance since 2013, when they lost to the Dodgers in four games.

Joc Pederson’s leading shot in the bottom of the first rattled Mike Foltynewicz in his postseason debut.

The right-handed Foltynewicz gave up four runs and three hits in two innings. He struck out five and walked two.

A version of this article appears in print on , on Page B11 of the New York edition with the headline: Brewers Squander a Lead But Rally Over the Rockies. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe

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