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Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers gain upper hand in NLCS with Game 5 win – Daily News

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers gain upper hand in NLCS with Game 5 win – Daily News
  • Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw pumps his fist after ending a bases-loaded scoring menace with a strikeout in the third inning of Game 5 of the NLCS on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate through the first inning of Game 5 of the NLCS on Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw held the Brewers to at least one run in seven innings in the 5-2 victory. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers middle fielder Cody Bellinger catches the ball after a bounce in the primary inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw works the mound in the third inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw works the mound in the third inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers beginning pitcher Wade Miley makes a quick look in recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers aid pitcher Brandon Woodruff (53) comes in to exchange beginning pitcher Wade Miley in the primary inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • After just some pitches, Milwaukee Brewers beginning pitcher Wade Miley leaves the sport in the primary inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Hernan Perez turns a double play as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner slides into second base in the primary inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy makes an out on Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez in the fourth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw works the mound in the third inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson hits a damaged bat single in the fourth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy will get management of the ball to make the out in the fourth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kike Hernandez strikes out in the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor reacts after hitting a single and made it to second on an error in the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger drops his helmet after putting out in the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, left, involves the dugout after scoring in the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain is tagged out by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy on a steal try in the primary inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain argues with Greg Gibson after he was caught stealing in the primary inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is hit by a pitch in the primary inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers middle fielder Cody Bellinger chases an RBI double ball hit by Lorenzo Cain in the third inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw reacts after strolling a batter to place two runners on base in the third inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia (Three) excessive fives Carlos Subero (31) after hitting a single in the third inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • With bases loaded, Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw pitches in the third inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain reacts after hitting an RBI double in the third inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia celebrates in the dugout after scoring in the third inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 17: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after putting out Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers with the bases loaded in the course of the third inning in Game 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Jeff Gross/Getty Photographs)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy stands at house plate after putting out to finish the fourth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Hernan Perez forces out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson in the fourth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws in the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (Three) slaps the hand of third base coach Chris Woodward (45) after stealing third base in the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia throws the ball away permitting Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor to make it to second base on the error in the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes hits an RBI single in the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, middle, celebrates a Dodgers run in the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor applauds after scoring in the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado breaks his bat as he hits right into a double play in the primary inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain hits and RBI double in the third inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado is hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado winces after getting hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 17: Supervisor Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers greets Chris Taylor #Three with a high-five on the dugout entrance after Taylor scored to tie the sport at 1-1 in the course of the fifth inning of Game 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection towards the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a single in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The Dodger bench celebrates an RBI single by Max Muncy in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) is congratulated by Joc Pederson (31) after scoring in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) and Joc Pederson (31) welcome Justin Turner (10) after he scored in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, and Yasiel Puig have fun after Puig’s RBI single in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy is tagged out at third by Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig appears again at his dugout as he hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig appears again at his dugout as he hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after hitting an RBI single in the course of the sixth inning of Game 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection baseball recreation towards the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw is congratulated by Yasiel Puig after scoring in the seventh inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger involves the dugout after scoring in the seventh inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates a double in the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell leaves the sector after altering pitcher in the seventh inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp celebrates Justin Turner’s RBI double in the seventh inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger heads to second base on a double in the seventh inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits an RBI double in the seventh inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw helps his personal trigger by scoring on a Justin Turner double in the seventh inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 17: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after scoring towards the Milwaukee Brewers through the seventh inning in Game 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Pictures)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers aid pitcher Pedro Baez come in to pitch in the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig stretches a single right into a double in the eighth inning as Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez is late with the tag in recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig stretches a single right into a double in the eighth inning as Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez is late with the tag in recreation 5 of the Nationwide Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig stretches a single right into a double in the eighth inning as Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez is late with the tag in recreation 5 of the Nationwide Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig takes a bow after he thought he stole third base in the eighth inning however was advised to return to second in recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 17: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after a play by Manny Machado #eight (not pictured) to finish the seventh inning towards the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Photographs)

  • Dodger followers have fun in the outfield seats in the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers’ Jesus Aguilar is protected with a double as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier bobbles the ball in the ninth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers aid pitcher Pedro Baez provides a fist pump after getting a batter out in the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Dodger followers have fun in the outfield seats in the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The Milwaukee Brewers dugout watches in the course of the ninth inning of Game 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection baseball recreation towards the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Jae Hong)

  • Dodger followers wave their rally flags in the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Milwaukee Brewers’ Curtis Granderson reacts after dropping a part of his tooth sliding into second through the ninth inning of Game 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection baseball recreation towards the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers aid pitcher Kenley Jansen celebrates the 5-2 win in recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes and Kenley Jansen have fun after Game 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection baseball recreation towards the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers gained 5-2 to take a Three-2 lead in the collection. (AP Photograph/Matt Slocum)

  • Dodgers beat the Brewers 5-2 in recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Dodger followers have fun in the outfield seats in the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Dodger followers cheer throughout Game 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. (Photograph by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Steve Garvey, left, and Reggie Smith earlier than Smith threw out the ceremonial first pitch earlier than recreation 5 of the Nationwide League Championship Collection at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

LOS ANGELES — Go the opposite method, followers cried when the offense would hibernate for stretches of the season.

Shorten your swings, they begged each time the strikeouts piled up.

Journey a scorching beginning pitcher, for goodness’ sake, they pined when 21st century baseball did not seize their creativeness.

The Dodgers did all that in Game 5 on Wednesday, dipping into an old-school software package to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 and take the upper hand in this Nationwide League Championship Collection.

One of the best-of-seven collection strikes to Milwaukee now with the Dodgers main three video games to 2. Game 6 is Friday with Game 7 on Saturday, if vital. The Dodgers have misplaced back-to-back video games simply as soon as in greater than a month (Sept. 25-26 in Arizona). One win in Milwaukee will ship the Dodgers to their second consecutive World Collection, one thing they haven’t achieved since 1977-78.

“I think our whole season was a grind and nothing came easy for us,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner stated Wednesday. “And coming into the collection we knew we have been enjoying a very good Milwaukee ballclub, they usually have been enjoying their greatest baseball and we have been enjoying our greatest baseball, and we knew it was going to be an enormous collection, and it was going to be robust.

“We’re battling, scrapping, grinding, trying to find ways to scratch runs across. And I’ll tell you, it’s a lot better feeling getting on the plane tomorrow going there up three games to two than it would be if we were down two games to three.”

Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw, in specific, can put his seat in the complete, upright place with satisfaction.

After putting out simply two Brewers in three-plus innings in Game 1 (the shortest postseason begin of his profession), Kershaw struck out 9 in Game 5 and was simply in need of sensible, his slider and curveball having regained their chew. He allowed simply three hits in seven innings.

It was the eighth time – second this October – that Kershaw has allowed one run or much less and three hits or fewer in a postseason begin, probably the most by any pitcher in baseball historical past.

“I think there was execution,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts stated, evaluating Kershaw’s Game 1 and 5 begins. “He sequenced a lot better immediately. He had his arm-side fastball and I feel the slider, from what I noticed with the swings, had the depth that we like.

“With any pitcher, it comes down to execution, but you could see the same look that you always see. There’s a determination and when you get a champion like him who gets hit around a little bit, he’s going to respond and that’s what he did today.”

Kershaw’s largest second got here in the third inning. Lorenzo Cain drove in one run with a double and the Brewers loaded the bases with two outs. Kershaw fed beefy first baseman Jesus Aguilar a gentle food regimen of breaking balls, lastly putting him out on the eighth pitch of the at-bat, a slider boring in on his again leg.

That was it for the Brewers’ offense towards Kershaw, who retired the ultimate 13 batters he confronted.

“That was a great at-bat,” Kershaw stated of the showdown with Aguilar. “He was fouling off what I thought to be great pitches. … I was trying to do my best to work the bottom of the zone, work the edges, get him to chase as best I could. He fouled off some really good pitches. I was fortunate to get a slider past him for that last pitch.”

The Brewers, in the meantime, tried to get one thing previous Roberts. Hoping to squeeze some benefit out of the maneuver, they began left-hander Wade Miley – then pulled him after only one batter and changed him with right-hander Brandon Woodruff.

It labored for 4 innings – as a result of Woodruff pitched nicely, crucial issue regardless of which century’s pitching technique you use. The Dodgers had only one hit in that point, struck out 5 occasions and bounced into two double performs (each by Manny Machado).

“Today was kind of a tough day,” Dodgers infielder Max Muncy stated. “Lengthy one final night time, everybody’s type of drained they usually deliver in Woodruff, who was throwing absolute missiles in there. It was a troublesome day for everybody, you then get the shadows creeping in.

“There wasn’t going to be any home runs today. We knew that. We knew we just had to figure out a way to get the bat on the ball and make things happen.”

That has not all the time been the Dodgers’ means this yr. They didn’t hit any residence runs Wednesday – or in any of the three video games at Dodger Stadium this week, the primary time they’ve gone three video games with no house run because the opening collection of the yr. Through the common season, they have been an ugly 15-27 in video games sans homers.

However an error by Orlando Arcia in the fifth inning opened the door for the Dodgers to tie the rating. The Brewers shortstop tried to make a spinning play on Chris Taylor’s floor ball up the center and threw the ball extensive of first, permitting Taylor to roll into second base.

He stored rolling, stealing third base uncontested on Woodruff’s subsequent pitch. With Yasiel Puig hovering on the highest step of the dugout, it seemed like Roberts was ready to pinch-hit for Kershaw if Austin Barnes couldn’t drive in the run.

“I was kind of talking through the situation,” Roberts stated, including that he had determined to let Kershaw hit and keep in the sport. “But once he got the base hit it was moot.”

Barnes stroked a single up the center – the type of managed swing with a runner in scoring place that has typically been an endangered species in the Dodgers’ lineup.

“Yeah, I think that’s something we talked about the whole series. Today we actually did a better job of doing it,” Turner stated. “They obviously have good arms in their bullpen and it’s not easy stuff. And I thought we did a lot better job from Austin’s at-bat on, the quality of at-bats were unbelievable compared to the rest of the series.”

His bullpen little question drained from 5 video games of aggressive use – together with Tuesday’s 13-inning marathon – Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell tried to increase Woodruff into the sixth inning. It proved to be the newest dangerous concept from the Milwaukee dugout.

Turner led off the sixth with a single. After Joc Pederson struck out, Woodruff hit Machado with a pitch. Left in to face Muncy, Woodruff labored the surface of the plate and fell behind 2-and-1. When Woodruff went again outdoors once more, Muncy (a heavy pull hitter) went with him, stroking a single into left subject that scored Taylor and gave the Dodgers the lead.

“At that time, the shadows were really creeping in so it was ‘Try to shorten up. Go to a two-strike approach right from the start,’” Muncy stated. “He made a couple good pitches on me. He threw a changeup, which he’s only thrown maybe a handful of all year really. After that, I got to two strikes and I thought he would go to a heater up for a third time. He didn’t. He left a slider kind of out over and I just tried to get the bat to it.”

When Yasiel Puig added an RBI single off one other Brewers reliever (Corbin Burnes), the Dodgers had their first multi-run lead of the NLCS – 46 innings into the collection.

It grew an inning later with two extra runs – one scored by Kershaw after he drew a stroll to start out the rally.

Cody Bellinger’s opposite-field double in that inning was the Dodgers’ first extra-base hit since Game Three.

“The little things played a big part today,” Roberts stated. “You’ll be able to go down an inventory of 10 issues, in all probability – the baserunning, the stolen base, the stroll, the bottom hit the opposite approach, the struggle with (Brian) Dozier to place the ball in play.

“There’s so many good things that we did today. And it helped us win a baseball game.”

7 robust innings, Clayton Kershaw was ON for the @Dodgers as we speak. pic.twitter.com/UVQJ04YwVb

— FOX Sports activities (@FOXSports) October 18, 2018

After Game 1, Frank Thomas advised that the Dodgers shouldn’t begin Justin Turner in Game 2, and he heard from his spouse, @court_with_a_K on Twitter.

Frank talked to @redturn2 about these feedback at the moment after the @Dodgers W ? pic.twitter.com/un7EIMcolk

— FOX Sports activities: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 18, 2018

[email protected] talks with @alannarizzo about @ClaytonKersh22’s outing, the #Dodgers capitalizing with RISP in Game 5 vs. Milwaukee. pic.twitter.com/ZFotN5ilzd

— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) October 18, 2018

Hit it the place they ain’t.

Max Muncy provides the @Dodgers the lead. #NLCS pic.twitter.com/O79ls3Cwrq

— MLB (@MLB) October 17, 2018

Austin Barnes with a double whammy.

Tie recreation and @ClaytonKersh22 will get to remain in. #NLCS pic.twitter.com/1fmwjBR80G

— MLB (@MLB) October 17, 2018

Kershaw curve > pic.twitter.com/bdNhruOg16

— MLB (@MLB) October 17, 2018

“He just came after guys.”

Austin Barnes to @Ken_Rosenthal on what made Clayton Kershaw so dominant for the @Dodgers. pic.twitter.com/BQzIWnhxjO

— FOX Sports activities: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 18, 2018

“The fans came with good energy today.”

Yasiel Puig joins @Ken_Rosenthal after his 2-hit day for the @Dodgers. pic.twitter.com/nbpUJ4iVwE

— FOX Sports activities: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 18, 2018