NLCS Preview: Game 5 Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers

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The Brewers took a 2-1 lead in the NLCS after beating the Dodgers 4-0 in Game 3 on Monday. Kershaw held the lead, scoring an insurance run in the seventh and then exiting. We go way back since the minor leagues. "It's been a battle every single game we've played them so far and we don't expect anything different when we go back". Miley is scheduled to start Game 6 on Friday.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, third baseman Justin Turner and catcher Austin Barnes were going to the media conference room. He said the Dodgers' play in Game 1 was "unacceptable".

"We all know Kike is very emotional", Roberts said before Game 4. "I don't think I'd single those two guys out, I think there's a bunch of guys we need to get going, and we will".

The Dodgers haven't been in back-to-back World Series since losing to the Yankees in 1977 and '78.

While they haven't pounded the ball with the proficiency of Boston or Houston, the Brewers entered Game 4 of the NLCS leading the playoffs with a.265 team batting average.

The Dodgers started unveiling their relievers in the sixth inning, beginning with Pedro Baez and heading on, in order, to Kenta Maeda, Caleb Ferguson, Ryan Madson, Kenley Jansen, Alex Wood, Dylan Floro and Urias.

Despite struggling on offense for almost three full games at Los Angeles, the Dodgers still managed consecutive victories, taking Game 4 on Tuesday by a 2-1 score in 13 innings.

Kershaw was well-rested and masterful in allowing one run and three hits over seven.

Tuesday's clash was tied at 1-1 through five innings. The under is 8-1 in the last nine Milwaukee games overall. "It was huge to get to third base, less than two outs, give us a shot to do some things, and him going to second base on the errant throw was big".

Brewers star Christian Yelich, who almost won the NL Triple Crown this season, was hitless in four at-bats.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers were shut out for the first time this postseason in Game 3.

One inning later, it was Muncy who came up oversized, after Turner had singled and Manny Machado was hit in the elbow with a pitch. It wasn't until Joc Pederson's leadoff single in the fourth inning that Los Angeles recorded their first hit.

Kershaw has struggled in the post-season during his career, with his numbers never matching his excellence during the regular season.

Davies wasn't on the roster for the NL Division Series.

The Dodgers jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a first-inning RBI single from Brian Dozier, who was making his first start of the postseason.

Milwaukee's Jhoulys Chacin pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings, and the Brewers' bullpen snuffed out a last-ditch, ninth-inning Los Angeles rally to secure the result.

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