Kershaw gem puts Dodgers one win away from World Series

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The Los Angeles Dodgers survived in 13 innings last night in Game 4 of the NLCS to even it up at 2-2 with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Clayton Kershaw will be the Dodgers starting pitcher, seeking to rebound from his shortest postseason start, facing fellow left-hander Wade Miley. He is now expected to start Game 6 on Friday.

Clayton Kershaw put his previous flop behind him and pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers forward - one victory from a return trip to the World Series.

The Brewers' attempt to deke the Dodgers into fielding a platoon-heavy lineup didn't necessarily pan out, as both Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy started. Johnny Cueto also did so in Game 1 of the 2012 NLDS.

The contact continued when Turner drove in an insurance run on a line-drive single to center field, and Brian Dozier's swinging bunt scored Bellinger to extend the Dodgers' lead to a decided 5-1.

The Brewers can rally around the fact they are returning to hitter- friendly Miller Park, after struggling for the past two games at Dodger Stadium, where they combined for three runs over 22 innings.

It was a rough one in Los Angeles on Monday night. It wasn't until Joc Pederson's leadoff single in the fourth inning that Los Angeles recorded their first hit. Yasiel Puig singled to centre with two outs, bringing home Manny Machado after he was hit by a pitch from Corbin Burnes.

Yelich isn't alone in his slump, however: Milwaukee is batting.224 through four games in the NLCS, striking out 41 times - which would seem like a lot if the Dodgers hadn't struck out 49 times.

"You've seen it this entire postseason, even when we're behind, we're battling back, putting ourselves in a position to possibly tie games or take the lead late", Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said. "And putting everything else on the back burner as best I possibly can". That made it 2-1 Dodgers. He then gave way to Ryan Madson, who allowed back-to-back two-out doubles, with Curtis Granderson's driving in a run. "Guys on the bench that aren't playing that day, maybe we need to do a better job of staying vocal and making sure these guys know we're behind them and supporting them".

Dodgers reliever Julio Urias (1-0) pitched a scoreless 13th inning to earn the victory. "Doesn't really matter how you get here, but thankful that we are here now for sure". Once the score was tied, however, Kershaw batted for himself and would end up pitching eight innings, giving up only three hits and one run.

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