MILWAUKEE -- Sixteen times in 2011, Zack Greinke has taken the mound at Miller Park. Sixteen times -- whether he has pitched like an ace or something far from it -- the Brewers have won. None of those victories was bigger than this one, because it left the Brewers on the verge of winning a postseason series, something they have not done in a generation.Greinke served up three home runs on three days' rest, but the Brewers stayed perfect in his home starts, seizing control of the National League Division Series with a flurry of sixth-inning small ball that included catcher Jonathan Lucroy's go-ahead squeeze bunt. The five-run rally gave the Brewers a 9-4 win over the D-backs in Game 2 on Sunday, and a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series. "Yeah, it feels good to get these two out of the way, but we've still got to win one more," Lucroy said. "It's not over yet." That may be true, but history is now decidedly on the Brewers' side. Since the current playoff format debuted in 1995 through 2010, all 19 teams that won the first two games of the NLDS advanced to the NL Championship Series. In the American League, 17 of 21 teams advanced after taking a 2-0 division series lead.
Brewers 9, D-backs 4