At one point, the Dodgers' ace retired 13 Brewers in a row, as the Milwaukee bats were the ones that were silenced after a five-hour, 13-inning affair in Tuesday's Game 4. Max Muncy had the official go-ahead RBI single in the game, while Kershaw helped himself by reaching base and scoring, before exiting in the seventh, all of this after recording the shortest Postseason outing of his career.
The Brewers had an interesting strategy in this one, pulling starter Wade Miley after just five pitches in the first inning, as the hurler walked Cody Bellinger to begin his outing. Miley went 5.2 innings in Game 1 of the series, was not injured in this one, and will start in Game 6 back at Miller Park. Brewers manager said after the game "we're in a good spot, man," expressing plenty of confidence, despite needing to win consecutive games to advance to the World Series.
Their bats have struggled in the series, including MVP candidate Christian Yelich now at 3-for-20 with an RBI in the five games. Curtis Granderson had an RBI double off of Kenley Jansen in the ninth, as the the Brew-Crew scored their lone run off of Kershaw in the third on a Lorenzo Cain RBI double. They would strand the bases loaded to end that frame.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers are looking to advance to consecutive World Series for the first time since 1977 and 1978, where they fell to the New York Yankees in both. They will send Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound for Game 6 on Friday night.