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NLDS Game 3 tidbits

NLDS Game 3 tidbits

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Down but not out: The Brewers became the fourth National League team to force a Game 4 out of the 17 that lost the first two games of a Division Series. But the other three teams (the '95 Rockies, '04 Dodgers and '06 Padres) all lost Game 4, and only one NL team (the '02 Giants) has won a Division Series after trailing two games to one.

Not-so-golden oldie: Saturday's game marked the first time Phillies starter Jamie Moyer has allowed a first-inning run in seven outings.

But Miller Park has a roof: Moyer's four-inning start was his shortest since Aug. 26, when he allowed six runs over three innings to the Mets. The last time Moyer pitched four or fewer innings and allowed two or fewer runs came July 2, 2004, when a two-hour rain delay forced him to leave a game in St. Louis after two shutout innings.

Lost and found: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard recorded his first hit of the series with a double in the second inning, then his first RBI with a groundout in the sixth.

Hot hitter: Carlos Villanueva's single in the sixth inning was his third hit of the season and the fifth of his three-year career. The Brewers reliever has never produced an extra-base hit in 46 career at-bats.

Not hitter: Brewers third baseman Ryan Braun stranded five runners, bringing his total to seven in the series. Braun is batting .231 in the series, though he did record his first RBI with a sacrifice fly in Game 3.

Perfect no more: When Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth doubled off Brewers reliever Eric Gagne in the eighth inning, Werth became the first player to record a hit off Gagne in 11 consecutive postseason at-bats. Still, Gagne has thrown 10 2/3 straight scoreless innings dating back to Sept. 5.

Long time coming: Former Brewers outfielder Geoff Jenkins made his first career playoff appearance, entering the game as part of a double-switch in the sixth inning for the Phils. He flied out in his only at-bat.

Longer time coming: Saturday marked the Brewers' first playoff victory since Game 5 of the 1982 World Series. That was also the prior postseason game held in Milwaukee, at the old County Stadium.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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