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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

For the second straight night, there's homer drama at Minute Maid. Jose Altuve's opposite field shot - which Mookie Betts came close but no cigar to catching - was originally ruled fan interference. After a 3-minute, 13-second review, the call was upheld and Altuve was ruled out. Booming chorus of boos ensued from the home crowd. Oh, and George Springer, who had singled and was on first awaiting the verdict, slammed his helmet down on the ground. Never a dull moment.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one win away from advancing to the World Series for the 2nd consecutive year.

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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Craig Counsell said having Wade Miley face one batter today and then come back to start Game 6 in Milwaukee was the plan all along as long as the Brewers weren't down 3-1 in the series.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Pitching for the first time in 18 days, Charlie Morton showed some rust early. The Astros starter plunked leadoff hitter Mookie Betts and walked J.D. Martinez, both of whom came around to score on a Rafael Devers single.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Huge two-out, two-strike, two-run single from Rafael Devers to give the Red Sox the early lead. He didn't hit it hard at 85.5 mph, but placed it into the gap in left-center and Tony Kemp had no chance at a play. Alex Cora's decision to move Devers up to the fifth spot in the lineup pays off.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

For the second time in about 18 hours, the Dodgers are celebrating a win on the field at Dodger Stadium. This time it's a slightly more subdued celebration than after last night's 13th-inning walk-off winner as L.A. moves a win away from a World Series return with a 5-2 Game 5 victory.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers rode an effective Clayton Kershaw and some rare small ball to a 5-2 win that gave them a 3-2 edge in the NLCS. They'll head to Milwaukee one win away from their second straight trip to the World Series.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Powered by a vintage Clayton Kershaw performance and some timely hitting throughout the lineup, the Dodgers are heading to Milwaukee with a 3-2 NLCS lead after a 5-2 Game 5 victory at Dodger Stadium.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The big key for the Astros: What kind of stuff and command will Charlie Morton bring to the mound? He hasn't pitched in two weeks and thrown just four innings in the past month. The Astros have plenty of options in the bullpen, including Josh James as a potential long man, but down in the series you have to think A.J. Hinch will have a short leash on Morton.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers have scored today on: a single past a drawn-in infield, a single to the opposite field, a single up the middle, and a slow grounder. Who are these guys?

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Another gem by Clayton Kershaw, on a day when his Dodgers really needed it. 7 innings, 1 run, 3 hits, 2 walks, 9 strikeouts on 98 pitches. He has retired the last 13 hitters in order.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Max Muncy saw a pitch deep, stayed short, drove it the other way and brought in a run. What a concept. The Dodgers lead, 2-1, in the 6th, and Brandon Woodruff, today's actual starting pitcher, is done.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

On a team full of big-hitting stars, it was two of the little guys who combined to manufacture L.A.'s first run of NLCS Game 5 as Chris Taylor hustled out an infield single, advanced to second on an error on the throw, stole third and came home on Austin Barnes' single up the middle.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Austin Barnes, hitting in the shadows, slapped a base hit into center field. He didn't just tie the game at 1; he extended Clayton Kershaw's outing, prompting potential pinch-hitter Yasiel Puig to retreat to the dugout.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw has his strikeout stuff today. He has seven of them through five innings and has produced 14 swings and misses on 75 pitches. Kershaw generated five swings and misses on 74 pitches his last time out.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Cora on today's game and the sign stealing and pitch tipping and everything else: "We're playing in an era of paranoia."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw punctuates a laborious third inning with a strikeout, but he is at 54 pitches through three innings, one day after Kenley Jansen reached a season high in pitches.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Sale will not start Game 5 as Alex Cora says he still feels weak. "He lost some weight. I know that's hard to believe, but he did," Cora said. The Game 5 starter hasn't been announced. "We'll find out after tonight," he added and said David Price will be in the bullpen tonight.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Clayton Kershaw spoke yesterday about there still being times he needed to reach back and get a strikeout, and this was clearly one of them as he K'd Jesus Aguilar to escape further damage with the bases loaded in the third and let out a little fist pump as he walked off the mound.