"Not just because of the fans, but because of how we were playing the game ..."
"I think we gave each other a big hug", Bellinger said. Barnes broke the Dodgers' 0 for 7 streak with a runner on third and less than two outs in the NLCS while improving the team's batting average to.300 in the playoffs.
"Honestly, I was surprised that they were pitching to me", Bellinger said. Los Angeles had scored only two runs in the previous 27 innings and had struck out 38 times during that stretch.
Kershaw was well-rested and masterful in allowing one run and three hits over seven.
The defending NL champion Dodgers took a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven series as they aim to take part in consecutive World Series for the first time since 1977-78.
Milwaukee starter Gio Gonzalez figured to have a brief outing Tuesday, as the Brewers planned to lean on their bullpen, but his appearance was even shorter than expected. Even in their only other loss during this 15-game stretch, the Brewers scored three runs in Game 2 of the NLCS.
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Woodruff, as he has all postseason, pitched into an unshakable groove, scattering just one hit and one walk in his first four innings.
The Brewers tied the game 1-1 in the fifth on an RBI double from pinch hitter Domingo Santana to score Orlando Arcia from first base. The Brewers were up only 1-0 at the time, but there have been moments in this series where that has seemed like an insurmountable deficit for the Dodgers.
Then the wait was on.
But his outing Wednesday almost matched what he did in Game 2 of the NL Division Series against Atlanta.
Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said: "I thought it was worth the risk of trying to expand to Bellinger, and if the at-bat goes to Grandal, we walk Grandal". "The bullpen, what they did tonight against a very good offensive club, my hat's off to these guys". "But I think a bunch of guys are not really on it right now offensively". "And putting everything else on the back burner as best I possibly can".
Counsell attempted to control the Dodgers' lineup in Game 5, but as much as he tried to dictate the game by affecting Los Angeles' lineup, he couldn't keep them from scoring runs with moves he more or less forced. Kershaw gave up five runs (four earned) in three-plus innings of Game 1.