Dodgers Win Game Five, 6-4, Avoid Elimination Against Cardinals

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The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided elimination on Wednesday and won NLCS Game 5, with a 6-4 decision over the Cardinals out on L.A. The Redbirds still lead the best of seven game series 3 games to 2.

In Game 5, the Cardinals loaded the bases in the first inning, but Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke wiggled out of the jam, getting Yadier Molina to hit into an inning ending double play. The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning on RBI singles from Juan Uribe and Greinke. The Cardinals answered back in the 3rd inning to tie the game. Carlos Beltran's triple off the wall in center scored Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday's double to the gap in left-center scored Beltran with the tying run.

But Adrian Gonzalez hit the first of four Dodgers home runs in the bottom of the 3rd to give L.A. a 3-2 on Cardinals starting pitcher Joe Kelly. The Dodgers got three more home runs, all solo shots from Carl Crawford, A.J. Ellis and Gonzalez again to build a 6-2 lead. The Cardinals mounted a 9th inning comeback on RBI singles from Matt Adams and Pete Kozma to cut the L.A. lead to 6-4. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen finally struck out Adron Chambers to end Game 5.

Fox 2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne and Sports reporter Charlie Marlow were both in Los Angeles for Game 5 and have these post game reports.