Dodgers even up series after 13 innings, beat Brewers 2-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brewers fans may be disappointed Wednesday morning but at least they are guaranteed another game at Miller Park in the National League Championship Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers evened the series at two games apiece, beating the Brewers 2-1 in 13 innings. The game lasted more than 5 hours, ending well after 1 a.m. Central time -- leaving just 13 hours until the start of Game 5.

Cody Bellinger singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night and tying the NL Championship Series at two games apiece.

Bellinger grounded a 3-2 pitch from Junior Guerra into right field, scoring Manny Machado, who slid home and touched the plate with his left hand to beat the tag and end a thriller that took 5 hours, 15 minutes.

The Dodgers struck out 17 times; the Brewers fanned 15 times.

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

Bellinger, who entered as a pinch hitter in the sixth, also had the defensive play of the game. He made a diving catch on his belly of a ball hit by Lorenzo Cain leading off the 10th, spreading his arms out and sliding like a snow angel in right field.

It will be a quick turnaround. Game 5 is Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, with Wade Miley going for the Brewers against fellow lefty Clayton Kershaw.

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Upcoming games

Wednesday, Oct. 17: Milwaukee (Miley 5-2) at Los Angeles (Kershaw 9-5), 5:05 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles at Milwaukee, 8:39 p.m.

x-Saturday, Oct. 20: Los Angeles at Milwaukee, 9:09 p.m.

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Game 4 preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to even the National League Championship Series at two games apiece when they host the Milwaukee Brewers tonight. The Brewers took control of the series last night as Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter in a 4-0 shutout of the Dodgers. Gio Gonzalez is on the mound for Milwaukee tonight against Rich Hill.

Austin Barnes is subbing into the Dodgers' lineup at catcher in place of struggling Yasmani Grandal. The Brewers lead the series 2-games-to-1. Los Angeles fans were chanting "We want Austin!" during a 4-0 Game 3 loss Monday night, and that was before Grandal struck out on three pitches with the bases loaded in the ninth. Grandal dropped to 3 for 22 in the playoffs with 10 strikeouts and also committed his third passed ball of the series.

Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez has apologized after complaining "the fans had no energy" during the Game 3 loss. Hernandez tweeted a statement Tuesday claiming his comments were taken out of context. He says he was "really frustrated" following a 4-0 loss to the Brewers.