NLCS Game 5 Highlights: Brewers vs. Dodgers | Stadium

Lynette Rowe
October 19, 2018

"But I think it's a very hot topic now with the whole Houston Astros employee now in the camera well". Urias was the eighth and last Los Angeles reliever to enter the game.

Roughed up in the NLCS opener, Kershaw mixed his fastball and slider on a hot day to shut down the Brewers.

"He's a player that has a history of those types of incidents", Milwaukee slugger Christian Yelich said. "He has the ability to punch guys out". The Dodgers averaged 5.41 runs per game on the road this past season (huge for an NL team), while Milwaukee was nearly a run lower at 4.53.

Wade Miley (5-2, 2.57 ERA) will start today for the Brewers, while Los Angeles will turn to Kershaw (9-5, 2.73).

Dodgers projected starters' xFIPs: Hyun-Jin Ryu: 3.11, Walker Buehler 3.21. "Not just because of the fans, but because of how we were playing the game ..."

"I knew the way Woodruff was throwing I wanted to get something going, maybe get on third with no outs and give us a good opportunity", Taylor said.

Betting markets have the Dodgers as a prohibitive favorite to advance to the World Series despite finishing on the road.

A surprise bullpen game worked well, until it didn't - and it ultimately didn't prevent the Brewers from losing for the third time in four games after a 12-game winning streak that propelled them deep into the postseason.

Kershaw can opt out of his contract at the end of the season and has yet to make a decision.

Kershaw was well-rested and masterful in allowing one run and three hits over seven. He issued one walk and struck out eight.

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Kershaw recovered from the shortest postseason start of his career.

Dodgers reliever Julio Urias (1-0) pitched a scoreless 13th inning to earn the victory. "I don't know. Call it what you want".

Oddsmakers at have not yet released Game 5 lines as of this writing.

The three-time NL Cy Young Award victor pitched in and out of trouble in the third, when the Brewers loaded the bases and scored their lone run.

"You become flat because there's not a lot of momentum going on when you're not getting a lot of hits", Kershaw said. "Minimizing damage as best you can as a starting pitcher is huge".

The Brewers' Curtis Granderson had a pinch-hit RBI double in the ninth inning off Ryan Madson. You're just not capitalizing.

The Dodgers tied the game 1-all on Austin Barnes' RBI single up the middle in the fifth. Orlando Arcia flied out to left, with Chris Taylor and Bellinger almost colliding before Taylor made a sliding catch.

Tied 1-all, Muncy grounded a 1-2 pitch from Brandon Woodruff into left field, scoring Justin Turner, who led off wiht a single.

Milwaukee catcher Erik Kratz pointed to a specific instance in the sixth inning of Game 5 when he saw Manny Machado motioning toward Chris Taylor, who was at the plate in what he thought was an attempt to inform him of the upcoming pitch.

The Dodgers were crowned division champions for the sixth straight season and are in the NLCS for the third straight October, but the franchise still is searching for its first World Series title since 1988. Gonzalez gave up one run on two hits in one-plus inning, injuring himself while trying to field a Yasiel Puig infield single. The Brewers pulled their starting pitcher after just one batter. The lefty retired his last 13 batters and blanked Milwaukee following Lorenzo Cain's RBI double in the top of the second. He started Games 2 and 3 and came off the bench in the 11th inning on Tuesday for Milwaukee. "Too small", Granderson said. He never did find his tooth despite help from Turner, Machado and Dozier. "Hopefully, I'll be able to eat tonight, which is the biggest concern".

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