Kershaw's strong outing lifts Dodgers to 3-2 NLCS lead


Lefty Wade Miley, who faced only one batter as the starting pitcher in Game 5 (he served as a decoy) will start Friday for the Brewers.

The hypothesis is that the person in question was relaying Brewers pitchers' sequences to Dodgers players and staff to give their baserunners an advantage. That is the three-letter abbreviation for Milwaukee, and a reminder that the Brewers' only task left, after a 162-game season and spirited playoff run, is to not let the Dodgers win another contest at Miller Park. Game 6 of the NLCS will take place Friday at Milwaukee, with Game 7 on Saturday, if necessary. "Or did we keep them the same?" said Kratz. The Dodgers haven't won consecutive pennants since 1977-78, when they lost two straight World Series to the Yankees. Will they announce him as the starter for Game 7 if they win, and he only works one batter again?

As Machado beat the throw home from Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich, Bellinger rounded first base and kept on running past the second base bag and into a vacated left field.

Miley is now slated to start Game 6 on regular rest and be opposed by Hyun-Jin Ryu. "We've got some good contributions from guys at the bottom".

Julio Urias was chosen to NLCS roster over Scott Alexander because "we liked his pitch mix more for this series" Dave Roberts shared with the media.

The teams reconvened less than 15 hours after the Dodgers eked out a 2-1 victory Tuesday night on Cody Bellinger's RBI single with two outs in a 13-inning game that lasted over five hours. Kershaw had his best performance of this postseason, limiting the Brewers to a run and three hits while striking out nine.

Curtis Granderson hit an RBI double in the ninth. NL MVP candidate Yelich went 1-for-5 and is now 3-for-16 (.188) in the past four games.

The Dodgers tied the game 1-all on Austin Barnes' RBI single up the middle in the fifth.

But in the sixth, Woodruff allowed Justin Turner's leadoff single and hit Manny Machado.

But his outing Wednesday almost matched what he did in Game 2 of the NL Division Series against Atlanta.

The Brewers led 1-0 in the third on Lorenzo Cain's RBI double to deep center. Kershaw allowed two hits over eight shutout innings, struck out three and walked none in the best postseason outing of his career. Los Angeles trails the best-of-seven series 2-1.

Milwaukee's starters have tossed just 14 innings in the NLCS, the lowest total ever through five games, according to Elias Sports Bureau.