Kershaw ready to go after Dodgers beat Brewers in wild Game 4

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He says he hasn't made a decision.

The Dodgers will send staff ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound in Game 5. 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.

Kershaw will be looking for redemption in the Dodgers' third and final home game of the series. He lasted just three innings in losing the NLCS opener while giving up five runs - four earned - at Miller Park. That's made him one of the best pitchers of this generation, a three-time Cy Young Award victor, a seven-time all-star, the NL MVP in 2014 and the heartbeat of this franchise.

So close to taking a commanding 3-1 lead in the series, the Brewers are now even with the Dodgers at two games apiece.

Here's Dodgers president Stan Kasten (jokingly) LYING TO OUR FACE about Clayton Kershaw - saying he's not focused on getting a new deal done with the pitcher - but that's okay, we know what's really going on. But there have been at least as many bad ones (Game 6 of the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013, Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals in 2014, Game 5 of the World Series against the Astros in 2017). He struck out nine, all on breaking pitches, and walked two.

"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.

The Brewers tied the game 1-all in the fifth on pinch-hitter Domingo Santana's RBI double that took one hop against the right-field wall with Yasiel Puig scrambling in pursuit.

After Ryan Braun walked two batters after Cain's RBI double, Kershaw (1-1) retired the final 13 batters he faced.

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Taylor connected on a 97 miles per hour four-seam fastball for an infield single and was able to take second on a throwing error by Milwaukee shortstop Orlando Arcia. But Barnes singled up the middle to tie the score, knocking a grounder through a drawn-in infield, and Kershaw scrambled out of the dugout to hit for himself and stay in the game.

Kershaw's career postseason ERA is 4.26 in 133 innings, a significant drop-off from his mark in the six months prior.

"It was huge to get there to third base, less than two outs, give us a shot to do some things", Barnes said of Taylor.

In the bottom of the seventh, Justin Turner singled to center field, advancing to second.

The 23-year-old outfielder ripped a 3-2 pitch from Brewers reliever Junior Guerra (0-1), allowing Manny Machado to score from second base.

James Franco and Owen Wilson were among the Hollywood stars on hand to cheer on the Los Angeles Dodgers in their 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday.

"It's just a classic case of he executed a lot of pitches", Counsell said. Teams with a 3-2 lead in a best-of-seven NLCS have a 15-6 series record.

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