Before recording the game-winner, Bellinger was just 1-for-21 in the Postseason, but the Gatorade shower he received on Tuesday night soaked all of those struggles away, at least for one game. It was the fourth extra-inning Postseason game in Dodger Stadium history, and the Dodgers' first extra-inning playoff win since beating the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 of the 1978 NLCS.
Christian Yelich nearly extended the game, as his throw nearly nabbed Machado at the plate, but the contest ended after five hours, 15 minutes. Machado's broken bat single began the decisive inning, as he moved to second base on a wild pitch from Guerra. The former Baltimore Oriole was part of the final results, this after nearly getting ejected in the eighth inning after getting called out on strikes, despite trying to call timeout.
Both teams struggled with the bats on this night, as the Dodgers struck out 17 times as a team, while the Brewers were fanned 15 times. This has been a trend for Los Angeles, who have gone down 49 times on strikes in the series, including Justin Turner doing so four times in Game 1 alone.
A strikeout artist will take the hill for an early start in Wednesday's Game 4 for the Dodgers, with Clayton Kershaw going against Wade Miley, as one team will look to take the lead before the series moves back to Milwaukee for the final two games.