"Everybody in the organization would have been thrilled at the beginning of the year if you would have said, 'You have to win two games at home to go to the World Series, '" Ryan Braun said. His Dodgers teammates sprinted from the third base dugout to join him.
"It's probably a feeling you won't forget, seeing your guys chase after you", Bellinger told reporters.
"Honestly, I was surprised that they were pitching to me", Bellinger said.
The team has also seen repeatedly on video where Dodgers players "move around and use their hands in motions that seem as if they could be signals". "I think the more and more you see guys, the more you're capable of putting together a game plan and an approach that will work for you".
Dodgers reliever Julio Urias (1-0) pitched a scoreless 13th inning to earn the victory.
When they fell 10 games below.500 to basically put their season on the brink in the middle of May, the Los Angeles Dodgers responded by winning 43 of their next 63 games, thrusting themselves into the race. The Dodgers are 4-1 all-time when playing winner-take-all games on the road, the latest being Game 5 of the 2016 NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals, which ended victoriously.
Miley is scheduled to start Game 6 in Milwaukee on Friday. Going back to the regular season, Chacin hasn't allowed more than one run in a start since September 21. Order was restored quickly, but the Brewers remained incensed that Machado would clip a player while running through the bag.
"He just has a knack", Brewers star Christian Yelich said. "One time is an accident. It's a dirty play by a dirty player".
"It was huge to be able to answer back in the first inning after the homer", Moustakas said.
"We're good for sure", Aguilar said. "But I just - understanding and seeing what Cody has been going through and really just wearing it and the weight of the world on him". Because if a dark cloud ends up hanging over the decisive game of the NLCS and L.A. reigns victorious, we've got a problem here.
As for Los Angeles, the looming figure in the bullpen will be Clayton Kershaw, fresh off dominating the Brewers in Game 5. Hill was making his first appearance in the NLCS after starting the Dodgers on their way to the victory in the NLDS clincher at Atlanta on October 8.
Domingo Santana later tied the score for the Brewers with an RBI double in the top of the fifth frame.
"Craig's the manager, he makes the final decision", Miley said this week, "but at the same time, you want to make it as tough on them as possible".
Other sources from around the league have pointed out the Brewers are clearly trying all they can to keep the Dodgers from stealing signals, as Milwaukee is using multiple signs even with no runners on base.
The Brewers kept rolling in the second inning.
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. "So, we just got to play a better one tomorrow". Lorenzo Cain followed with an RBI double off the wall in center field.