The Brewers' five-run sixth inning broke Sunday's game open and proved decisive, but it wasn't the biggest inning for Milwaukee in its postseason history.
In the seventh inning of Game 4 of the 1982 World Series, the Brewers rallied for six runs after falling behind the Cardinals, 5-1. Like Sunday, the '82 Brewers didn't use the long ball, pounding out five hits, coaxing three walks and benefiting from an error.
The Brewers won the game to avoid falling behind 3-1 in the Series, which they eventually lost in seven games.
Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun had a solid 2008 NLDS, but in two games he has already eclipsed most of his numbers from that four-game loss to the Phillies. Braun has six hits (five in '08), three extra-base hits (two in '08), three RBIs (two in '08) and one homer (none in '08).
Arizona's Daniel Hudson has allowed eight first-inning runs in his last four starts, including two in his postseason debut Sunday. Braun's two-run homer came just six days after Hudson surrendered a three-run shot to Los Angeles' Matt Kemp.
Milwaukee starter Zack Greinke surrendered four runs, while lasting just five innings, to equal his shortest outing of the year at Miller Park. During the regular season, Greinke lasted five innings at home three different times, including twice in September.
Even with some minor struggles for Greinke, the Brewers managed to keep their perfect record in games he starts at Miller Park. They were 15-0 during the regular season.
In their history, the Brewers had never owned a 2-0 postseason series lead. In fact, of their four previous playoff series, they fell behind 2-0 in three of them. The D-backs had gone two games down to start a series twice before (2002 NLDS and 2007 NLCS), and they were swept in both.
AJ Cassavell is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.