With a 5-2 slate, Los Angeles won the fifth National League title and they lead 3-2.
Clayton Kershaw recovered from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best, and the Los Angeles Dodgers went one win back to the World Series, after beating the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.
The Dodgers took a 3-2 lead in the National League Championship Series , powered by a Max Muncy single who broke the game in the sixth inning. Kershaw held the advantage and retired after the seventh inning.
The sixth game is scheduled for Friday in Milwaukee . The Brewers are expected to start left-hander Wade Miley, who walked Cody Bellinger to open the fifth game before being retired in an interesting strategic move by manager Craig Counsell. The also left-handed Hyun-Jin Ryu will launch for Los Angeles.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 18, 2018
The Dodgers have not been in the World Series in consecutive years since losing to the Yankees in 1977 and 1978. Last year they were defeated by the Houston Astros in seven games.
For the Brewers, Venezuelans Jesus Aguilar 4-1 with one run scored, Hernán Pérez 3-0 and Orlando Arcia 2-1 with one run scored. The Dominican Domingo Santana 1-0.
For the Dodgers, the Dominican Manny Machado 2-0 with an annotated. The Puerto Rican Enrique Hernandez 2-0. The Cuban Yasiel Puig of 2-2 with one produced.