Cody Bellinger delivers walk-off hit to beat Brewers in 13th inning

Cody Bellinger delivers walk-off hit to beat Brewers in 13th inning

For all the criticism the Los Angeles Dodgers have taken for a heavy reliance on the home-run ball, they awoke from a bit of a slumber in enough key moments for a 5-2 victory that began to feel like more of a rout of the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.

Game 5 opened with a twist as Milwaukee left-handed starter Wade Miley walked the first batter he faced, Cody Bellinger, and then was replaced by right-hander Brandon Woodruff.

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The Brewers' manager, Craig Counsell, nearly certainly did it so Los Angeles' manager, Dave Roberts, would load his starting lineup with his right-handed batters, assuming they would be facing a left-handed starting pitcher. "We're up 3-2 now and we only have to take one of two in Milwaukee". Johnny Cueto also did so in Game 1 of the 2012 NLDS.

The Dodgers are 5-1 in series when they own a 3-2 lead.

The Brewers struck first in the third inning when Kershaw walked Woodruff to put runners on first and second.

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With one out, Machado had a broken-bat single to left and went to second on Guerra's wild pitch.

The Dodgers added two more runs in the seventh inning on an RBI single from Turner and a run-scoring groundout from pinch hitter Brian Dozier.

After the game, they were understandably frustrated with the loss, and Kiké Hernandez pointed at the atmosphere (or lack thereof) at Dodger Stadium. "So I like where we were at [after Miley was pulled]".

Woodruff gave up one base runner after Miley was removed but escaped the inning without allowing a run. Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-5 with a walk. Manny Pina finished 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. Orlando Arcia was 1-for-5 and scored the lone run.

Curtis Granderson hit an RBI double in the ninth.

His aggressiveness in getting to third base paid off after Hernandez struck out when Barnes was able to single to center and bring Taylor home to tie the score. The 2008 Dodgers and 1984 Padres share the record for fewest innings by starting pitchers with 21 1/3. I was just trying to get deep into the game. "Doesn't really matter how you get here, but thankful that we are here now for sure". Milwaukee scored in the fifth and was held scoreless for the next eight frames.

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