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WATCH: Relief pitcher Brandon Woodruff drills game-tying home run

Matt Johnson
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers came into Game 1 of the NLCS counting on relief pitcher Brandon Woodruff to provide a few innings in relief. He surprised everyone with a game-tying blast to center field off Clayton Kershaw.

After the Los Angeles Dodgers took an early 1-0 lead on¬†Manny Machado’s home run,¬†Woodruff came into the game in at the top of the third inning to replace starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez.

Woodruff pitched a scoreless inning then stepped into the batter’s box and drill a monstrous blast over the center field wall for the game-tying home run.

The 25-year-old, who pitches from the right side but swings from the left, came through with the most shocking moment of the postseason thus far.

Crazy things happen in October and Woodruff’s game-tying blast could be one of the defining moments if Milwaukee’s magical postseason run continues in October.