Justin Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-3, Saturday, in Milwaukee to even the National League Championship Series at one game a piece.

Turner hit a 2-0 splitter from Jeremy Jeffress with no outs to drive in Chris Taylor, who led off with an infield single, as the Dodgers completed a comeback from a three-run deficit.

“I was just trying to elevate, get something in the air,” Turner said after hitting his first home run of the 2018 postseason and eighth of his career. “I know (Max) Muncy is on deck behind me with only righties down there, and he’s obviously done some incredible things this year. So last thing I want to do is put a ball on the ground.

“So I was just trying to get something up, and as soon as I hit it, it felt good. I knew it was a homer, and it’s cool to run around the bases and see all your teammates going crazy, jumping up and down waiting for you.”

The loss was Milwaukee’s first since Sept. 22 and ended a 12-game winning streak consisting of the last eight games of the regular season, including a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central Division tiebreaker, a sweep of the Colorado Rockies to win an NL Division Series and Game 1 of the NLCS.

Game 3 of the best-of-seven series will be played Monday at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers scored twice an inning before Turner’s home run, but missed an opportunity to at least tie the score when pinch-hitter Yasmani Grandal grounded into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded.

Muncy drew a walk from Corbin Burnes as he pinch-hit to lead off the seventh inning. Manny Machado followed with a single. Cody Bellinger singled to drive in Muncy from second, prompting Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell to replace Burnes with Jeffress.

Bellinger had been hitless in 15 at-bats in the 2018 postseason before the single.

“I think there’s always pressure in the playoffs to perform and, obviously, when you’re not performing, it’s tough,” Bellinger said. “But yesterday I felt as good as I have in a long time, no results. I felt good in L.A. and Atlanta and no results. And it’s frustrating, but at the same time, I’ve got the support of the teammates that told me to keep going that have been there, that have struggled.

“That kind of helps me understand that it’s a hard game. And I know that, but it’s hard to snap out of it sometimes. But I felt good yesterday and it was nice to get a hit today.”

Joc Pederson singled to load the bases. Yasiel Puig struck out, but Austin Barnes drew a full-count walk to force in Machado.

“The walk to Barnes is the other spot that hurt (Jeffress) for sure,” Counsell said. “You’d like to see something put in play, but he’s being careful. I don’t have any problem with throwing a curveball right there.

“A strikeout has a lot of value there, too. So no problem with the pitch. Give Barnes credit, he laid off.”

Pedro Baez, the fifth of eight Dodger pitchers was credited with the victory, pitching a shutout seventh inning, walking one, and striking out pinch-hitter Domingo Santana to start the eighth.

Rookie left-hander Caleb Ferguson and right-hander Kenta Maeda got the second and third outs in the eighth before a crowd at Miller Park announced at 43,905.

Closer Kenley Jansen entered the game to start the bottom of the ninth. He walked the second batter he faced, Hernan Perez, but retired the next two hitters for the save.

Jeffress, the third of six Brewer pitchers, was charged with the loss, allowing two runs and three hits in one inning, striking out one and walking one.

The Dodgers had been limited to two hits entering the seventh — Turner’s first-inning single and Taylor’s single with two outs in the sixth. Counsell replaced starter Wade Miley with Burnes after Taylor’s hit.

Turner filed out to end the sixth.

Milwaukee opened the scoring with one out in the bottom of the fifth on Orlando Arcia’s solo homer off Dodger starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Miley, the next batter, singled for his second hit of the game in two at-bats. Miley went to third on Lorenzo Cain’s double.

Dodger manager Dave Roberts then replaced Ryu with Ryan Madson, who issued intentional walk to Christian Yelich. Ryan Braun’s ground out drove in Miley.

The Brewers increased their lead to 3-0 in the sixth on Travis Shaw’s one-out solo homer off Alex Wood.

Ryu allowed two runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings and struck out four. He did not walk a batter.

Miley shut out the Dodgers over 5 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and striking out three. He did not walk a batter. Milwaukee had won eight consecutive games when Miley was its starting pitcher before Saturday.

The Dodgers led in hits, 9-7.

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