Chris Taylor had a key play in this one as well, robbing Christian Yelich of a run-scoring hit late in the game with a diving catch. Cody Bellinger also went deep en route to being named the NLCS MVP. Kenley Jansen threw 1.1 innings out of the bullpen, before allowing Kershaw to take his normal role on this night. Los Angeles got the win when Kershaw, pitching on just two days of rest, struck out Mike Moustakas to end the game and the series, after the ace recorded a Game-5 win on Wednesday.
Los Angeles will be looking for their first World Series win since 1988, as they are facing the Red Sox in the Fall Classic for the first time since the franchise moved to Los Angeles. The two organizations did face in the 1916 World Series, where the Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Dodgers behind star pitcher Babe Ruth.
The Dodgers are in the World Series in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1977 and 1978, this after falling 10 games under .500 on May 16th. It is their 23rd National League pennant in franchise history, tied with the San Francisco Giants for most among NL teams.
The Dodgers will head to Fenway Park to begin the series on Tuesday night against the Red Sox, who will go with Chris Sale in Game 1. Boston manager Alex Cora says that the team will "probably" go with David Price for Game 2 on Wednesday. The Dodgers have yet to announce starting pitchers yet, but Kershaw will most likely be out until Game 3 back at Dodger Stadium.