Dodgers on cusp of World Series after beating Brewers

Dodgers on cusp of World Series after beating Brewers

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

"One of the crazier games, where there's really no margin on either side", Roberts said. In the first four games of the series, he has a.353 average (6-for-17) with a homer and three RBIs.

Taylor's hustle in running to first, which helped cause the error, advancing to second and then stealing third was nearly infectious, as a series of little things helped the Dodgers win a second consecutive playoff game without hitting a home run.

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

Brewers star Christian Yelich, who almost won the NL Triple Crown this season, was hitless in four at-bats. It's a dirty play by a dirty player, and that's what it is. Cody Bellinger advanced to third, and Clayton Kershaw scored, bringing the score to Dodgers 4, Brewers 1. If that's dirty, that's dirty.

As it turns out, Craig Counsell had a little slight-of-hand planned out for this game. If he wants to be on a winning ball club, play like a victor. He knew that team would lose and they would lose whether or not he ran out a grounder. The Brewers pulled their starting pitcher after just one batter.

"Should I have run on that pitch?" It does look bad.

There was the short-term view heading into Game 5, that one team would push in front, that the other would be nudged to the edge of elimination, that a whole lot rested on Kershaw's ability to shake past postseason failures and toss his best game. "I'm the type of player that has stayed in the zone, I'm playing and I'm just in the zone".

"We're family. Things happen", Machado said, who scored the winning run moments later. "I know he feels we're all in it together as far as players, coaches, fans".

The Brewers had the potential go-ahead run at third in the seventh.

Manny Machado singled with one out in the 13th against Junior Guerra and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Game four had all the makings of a nightmare for the Dodgers and Dave Roberts as Urias jogged from the pen as the last reliever standing.

In April 2017, Machado slid hard at Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia, injuring Pedroia's left knee. He faced just one hitter, throwing five pitches.

Kershaw opting out of his contract wouldn't necessarily mean he's leaving Los Angeles.

Enrique Hernandez was none too pleased on how the Dodgers played during the 4-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, nor with how the fan base acted throughout the defeat.

Last week, the Yankees announced that their shortstop, Didi Gregorius, would undergo Tommy John surgery, and speculation grew that Machado was headed for NY. So if this was Kershaw's final home start as a Dodger, if that was really it, he turned in a performance worth remembering. A Dodgers source told the New York Post that L.A. isn't interested in retaining Machado.

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