After the back-and-fourth affair that was the first four games of the 2018 NL Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers broke away by capturing Game 5 by a score of 5-2, giving them a 3-2 series advantage over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Everything was clicking Wednesday night in the Dodgers' final home game of the series, as they showed everyone exactly why they are now favored to represent the National League in the World Series this year once again.
Clayton Kershaw pitched an absolute gem, going seven strong innings and giving up just one run on three hits while striking out nine Brewers and walking just two.
Go ahead and throw that "Kershaw stinks in the postseason" narrative out the window.
Kershaw wasn't the only star of the game, though. Justin Turner and Yasiel Puig went a combined 4-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the win.
On the other end, Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun and Jesus Aguilar went a combined 1-11 with four strikeouts at exactly the wrong time for Milwaukee.
This was the type of win that can motivate a team and give them all of the momentum heading into an elimination game. The Brewers will have to give it all that they've got if they want to stay alive when the series returns to Wisconsin for Game 6 on Friday.