Game 5 may be Clayton Kershaw’s last start in Dodger blue

Gio Gonzalez to miss rest of postseason for Brewers

Counsell has used his bullpen liberally and unconventionally throughout the Brewers' remarkable season, and this particular gambit yielded mixed results.

Cody Bellinger, likewise, had an awesome Game 5 with not only an incredible diving grab in the top of the 10th, but a game-winning RBI off of Junior Guerra to secure a significant win that put the Dodgers just a game away from the finals.

"With each postseason and not winning a World Series, I think you tack on a little bit more pressure, a little bit more urgency to win, especially when you're in the market that we're in, when you're with the team that we are", Kershaw said. "They're a very tough team to get matchups against". He knew that Dave Roberts would load his lineup with right-handed hitters against the left-handed Miley. He understands why the Brewers will be questioned, but he is all-in on Counsell's convention-flouting ideas.

In another move, the Brewers added right-hander Zach Davies to the NLCS roster, replacing Gio Gonzalez, who left Game 4 with a high left ankle sprain.

In Game 5 of the NLCS on Wednesday evening, Kershaw once again redeemed himself.

While they said that they have no direct evidence, the Brewers have suspicions that this has been happening throughout the series, which they informed Major League Baseball's "resident security agents" about.

Counsell's options were limited from there after such aggressive bullpen usage. Grandal was one for four with three strike outs Monday, and had his third passed ball of the series, drawing boos from the crowd of 52,793.

Milwaukee's starters have tossed just 14 innings in the NLCS, the lowest total ever through five games, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Federer fires to join Djokovic in Shanghai semis
Serbia's Djokovic , a 14-time Grand Slam champion, beat the German world number five 6-2 6-1 in just over an hour. The Serb is on a 15-match winning streak, which includes title runs at Cincinnati and the US Open .

"It's been working out", Chrisitan Yelich said.

"They use video people to get sequences", an unidentified source told the Athletic.

Miley was pitching on three days' rest in Game 5 after he made it into the sixth inning of Game 2 on Saturday. Ryu gave up two runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings in that game.

"It's not like I'm trying to pitch to contact more", Kershaw said. Woodruff homered off Kershaw in Game 1 in Milwaukee, becoming the third relief pitcher to homer in a postseason game.

As Machado beat the throw home from Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich, Bellinger rounded first base and kept on running past the second base bag and into a vacated left field.

Brewers leadoff man Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with three strikeouts and is now 4-for-20 (.200) in the series.

The Dodgers started unveiling their relievers in the sixth inning, beginning with Pedro Baez and heading on, in order, to Kenta Maeda, Caleb Ferguson, Ryan Madson, Kenley Jansen, Alex Wood, Dylan Floro and Urias.

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