In what could have been his farewell to the only organization he has known, Clayton Kershaw allowed three hits in seven innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-2, Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series.
Game 6 is tomorrow night in Milwaukee where the Dodgers will play for a second consecutive trip to the World Series.
In his 176th career start at Dodger Stadium—regular and postseason–Kershaw rode the deception of his off-speed pitches and had nine strikeouts. With nearly 55,000 fans leaning into his every pitch, Kershaw, who can opt out of his contract after the season, put the Dodgers one win from their 24th NL pennant.
While the Dodgers led the NL in home runs in the regular season (the Brewers were second), they have hit only two in the NLCS and none since Game 2. Not for lack of trying. In Game 5, their five runs scored on four singles and a groundout, four of those in two-strike counts.
NLCS Game 5: Dodgers one win from World Series after Clayton Kershaw’s gem vs. Brewers.
Source: Yahoo! Sports