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2018 Schedule
96-67, 1st in NL Cent
2h

BBTN: Astros-Red Sox Classic, Dodgers Take Control, Snell

Before chatting with likely AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell (38:52), Buster & Keith Law discuss an epic Game 5 between the Red Sox & Astros, the Dodgers' ability to take control in the NLCS and more (2:10). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (34:04).

Counsell on pulling Miley: 'That was the plan all along' (0:51)
0:22

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

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

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.

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.

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.

Miley pulled after one batter in Game 5 start (0:50)

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.

Cain opens scoring with RBI double (0:35)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs75412th
Batting Average.25212th
On Base Percentage.32312th
Slugging Percentage.4249th
Earned Run Average3.735th
Quality Starts914th
WHIP1.248th
BAA.2335th