MLB Postseason 2018: 3 takeaways from NLDS Game 5

Tanya Simon
October 18, 2018

Bellinger's 13th-inning RBI single ended a marathon Game 4 and evened the National League Championship Series as the Dodgers went deep into the night for a 2-1 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. Miley is expected to start Game 6 on Friday.

The Brewers struck first in the third inning when Kershaw walked Woodruff to put runners on first and second.

Game 5 opened with a twist as Milwaukee left-handed starter Wade Miley walked the first batter he faced, Cody Bellinger, and then was replaced by right-hander Brandon Woodruff. That made it 2-1 Dodgers. Fighting through a two-strike count, Muncy lined a ball to the opposite field, through a hole at shortstop, to drive in Turner with the go-ahead run.

The Dodgers didn't necessarily need a home run to get them out of their rut - they just needed to get someone on base and maybe, just maybe, they could find a way to advance him home.

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Overall he surrendered one earned run on three hits with two walks and nine strikeouts to rebound from his lackluster performance in Game 1, in which he was the losing pitcher. The Dodgers struggled to score two runs over 13 innings yesterday and I'm going to take advantage of a still-hot Milwaukee team in Game 5. Machado said they go back to their days in the minors. He issued one walk and struck out eight. He then gave way to Ryan Madson, who allowed back-to-back two-out doubles, with Curtis Granderson's driving in a run. Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers' third pitcher of the ninth, came in for the last two outs and the save. Max Muncy single to left field, sending Manny Machado to second and scoring Justin Turner.

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.

With the chance to move to the brink of the World Series, a lineup that was resourceful and powerful throughout the regular season and in the division series couldn't hit a homer or string together any significant rallies. NL MVP candidate Yelich went 1-for-5 and is now 3-for-16 (.188) in the past four games. Teams with a 3-2 lead in a best-of-seven NLCS have a 15-6 series record.

The Brewers tied it 1-all in the fifth on pinch-hitter Domingo Santana's RBI double that took one hop against the right-field wall with Yasiel Puig scrambling in pursuit.

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