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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.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

After going 0-for-11 in the two previous NLCS games in L.A., Lorenzo Cain is having a big day so far against Clayton Kershaw. Cain led off the game with a single and now has put the Brewers on the board with a third-inning double that scored Orlando Arcia.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

David Freese elected not to take the out on a sac bunt by opposing pitcher Brandon Woodruff, and Clayton Kershaw wound up walking him. The next batter, Lorenzo Cain, ripped a run-scoring double.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The celebrities and athletes at Dodger Stadium for Game 5 of the NLCS: Here we go for Game 5 at Dodger Stadium: Jason Bateman James Franco Larry King Omar Miller Danny Trejo Mary Hart Steve Garvey Don Newcombe Kelly Packard Reggie Smith

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers with runners in scoring position these last three games: 2-for-22.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The decision to remove Wade Miley after just one batter would've made life really hard on the Dodgers if LHRP Josh Hader were available. But since he isn't, I imagine Dave Roberts won't have a hard time subbing in the likes of Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The other aspect of Craig Counsell's decision to deploy Wade Miley as a one-batter opener is the addition of Zach Davies to the roster today as an injury fill-in for Gio Gonzalez. With the rested Davies in play today, Counsell obviously feels he has enough innings in his bullpen today.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Brewers starter Wade Miley's day is done after a grand total of 5 pitches as Craig Counsell summons Brandon Woodruff from the pen after a leadoff walk to Cody Bellinger and brings NLCS bullpenning to a new level.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

After Wade Miley pitched so well in Game 2 of the NLCS, and the Brewers and Dodgers battled through 13 innings last night, you had to figure Milwaukee needed some length from Miley today. Craig Counsell had other ideas. Miley is done after facing one batter and Brandon Woodruff is on. Miley could very well turn around and start Game 6 on Friday but, for now, the onus is on Dave Roberts to decide whether to ride out his righty-heavy starting lineup for a few innings or run the risk of emptying his bench too early. You gotta love the intrigue.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Chris Sale won't pitch Game 5; Game 6 at the earliest. Still feels weak from issue that put him in the hospital

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

A.J. Hinch on whether the cheating allegations bother him: "We have to get our minds on the field. ... It's a bigger conversation for another time."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Can confirm Ken Rosenthal's report that Dodgers SS Manny Machado was fined an undisclosed amount for the way he went into first base last night, an act Brewers OF Christian Yelich describes as "a dirty play by a dirty player."