The Los Angeles Dodgers are within one victory of returning to the World Series.Thanks in no small part to seven innings of one-run http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-yolmer-sanchez-jersey , nine-strikeout ball from Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers claimed their first advantage of the National League Championship Series with a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.The Brewers head home with their 2018 season at stake and their hopes relying on an unlikely Game 6 starter鈥擶ade Miley, the same pitcher on the hill at the start of Game 5. After Miley walked Cody Bellinger to open the bottom of the first, Brewers skipper Craig Counsell trotted out, signaled to the bullpen and made a pitching change.As The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported, the rapid hook on Miley was scripted, as is his upcoming start:Ken Rosenthal Ken_RosenthalRemoving Miley was Brewers鈥?plan. He will start Game 6.Miley will now be the first pitcher in almost 90 years to start consecutive games in a playoff series:Stats By STATS StatsBySTATSThe last pitcher to start back-to-back team games in the same #postseason series was George Earnshaw in the 1930 World Series.After tossing 7 shutout innings in Game 5, Earnshaw pitched a complete game two days later, allowing one run to win Game 6 and the series. KCuX9U0z2tInteresting strategizing aside, the Brewers are now backed against the ropes with a struggling offense (three runs in the past two games) and zero margin for error. 2018 NLCS Remaining ScheduleGame 6:Dodgers at Brewers; Friday, Oct. 19 at 8:39p.m. ET on FS1 (Live Stream: Fox Sports GO)*Game 7:Dodgers at Brewers; Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9:09p.m. ET on FS1 (Live Stream: Fox Sports GO)*If necessary Updated World Series Odds (per OddsShark)Los Angeles Dodgers: 11-4Milwaukee Brewers: 93-20 The Dodgers have now gone three games without a home run, which might not be notable for some teams but does stand out for the one that paced the NL (and ranked second overall) with 235 blasts. Finding ways to win without the long ball鈥攕even singles, two doubles and three stolen bases in Game 5鈥攃ould prove invaluable if their power outage continues."It just shows you've got to grind 'em out to win a game," Joc Pederson said. "We did a lot of things well and we came up with the hits today that we haven't in the past."MLB MLBHit it where they ain鈥檛.Max Muncy gives the Dodgers the lead. #NLCS O79ls3CwrqL.A. had been scuffling a bit of late.It totaled just two runs over Games 3 and 4 Adam Engel Jersey , its lowest two-game output since the first week of August. Considering Milwaukee didn't utilize its best bullpen arms in Game 5鈥擩osh Hader, Corey Knebel and Jeremy Jeffress鈥攁nd has its rotation ERA leader on the bump for Game 6, the Dodgers can only hope either their timely hitting continues or their balls get back to leaving the yard.The Brewers, meanwhile, are counting on their best bats to come alive before it's too late. NL MVP favorite Christian Yelich has three hits鈥攏one for extra bases鈥攊n this series. Lorenzo Cain went hitless in Games 3 and 4. Mike Moustakas is 2-for-21 this round. Jesus Aguilar hasn't had a multi-hit game in these playoffs."I'm just not getting it done," Yelich said. "I'm having opportunities, getting pitches to hit. I'm just missing them. I'm not executing. I've got to figure it out."Harry How/Getty ImagesBased on what we've seen this season, one might assume it's only a matter of time before the Dodgers start blasting off again. A trip to Miller Park might be exactly what the hitting doctors have ordered.So, can Miley and Milwaukee relievers prevent that onslaught from ever coming? Can a potent-in-its-own-right Brewers lineup鈥攆ourth overall in home runs鈥攑rovide enough fireworks to take the pressure off the pitchers?We'll get those answers soon enough.What we know right now is the Brewers aren't in a great place, but they're far from being dead in the water.As JR Radcliffe wrote for theMilwaukee Journal Sentinel, teams trailing 3-2 in a best-of-seven league championship series or World Series have won just 10 of the 39 series (25.6 percent)in the wild-card era. But the success rate jumps considerably when those teams are on their home field (eight out of 19, 42.1 percent).These are all just numbers, of course, and mean nothing for what lies ahead. But for any antsy fans of the Brew Crew, there might be some slight reassurance in knowing that multiple teams have escaped this same situation before.That said http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-davidson-jersey , history remains on the Dodgers' side鈥攁nd so does the stat sheet. They scored more runs (804 to 754), pitched to a lower ERA (3.38 to 3.73) and posted a far superior run-differential (plus-194 to plus-95) in the regular season.This is probably L.A.'s series to lose. But it's also October baseball, so anything can happen.Unless otherwise noted, statistics used courtesy ofESPN.comandBaseball-Reference.com. The New York Yankees (62-33) will look to continue their interleague success against the New York Mets (39-55) on Friday when they host them as solid home favorites. The Yankees have won six of the past seven meetings with the Mets, according to the OddsShark MLB Database, with a six-game series-winning streak snapped in the most recent matchup between them on June 10. MLB betting line: The Yankees opened as -134 favorites (wager $134 to win $100); the total is at 8.5 runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)MLB betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 4.7-3.6, Yankees (MLB picks on every game)Check out the OddsShark podcast on iTunes or at OddsShark.libsyn.com for more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week's top sports betting news.Why the Mets can pay on the MLB linesThe Mets proved they can hang with the Yankees in the last meeting, when Seth Lugo blanked them for six innings in a 2-0 victory, allowing only two hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. Good pitching will still beat good hitting most of the time, and the Mets will have one of their better starters toeing the rubber here in Noah Syndergaard (5-1, 2.97 ERA).The 6'6" Syndergaard has earned three of his five wins over his previous four outings, giving up two runs or less in each of them. He has also been a better pitcher away from home this season Lucas Giolito Jersey , going 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA in four starts.Why the Yankees can pay on the MLB linesThe Yankees beat the Mets by two runs or more four times during their recent six-game series-winning streak, and they may need to score a lot with rookie Domingo German (2-5, 5.49 ERA) on the mound.The 25-year-old Dominican has struggled occasionally as a spot starter, but he has also pitched well other times. German has picked up both of his two wins at Yankee Stadium, where he is 2-2 with a 4.79 ERA in nine games. The most impressive statistic for him at home, though, is that opposing batters are hitting only .214 against him there. If he can hang in there versus the Mets, the Yankees can win. Smart betting pickGerman has given the Yankees a chance to win in each of his past eight appearances, with them going 5-3 during that stretch, and two of the losses decided by just one run. In the third loss, he pitched one scoreless inning of relief in a 3-0 road defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies.That said, the Yankees are the better team and will win yet again. MLB betting trendsThe Mets are 8-17 in their last 25 games.The total has gone under in eight of the Mets' last 12 games.The total has gone under in four of the Yankees' last five games when playing the Mets. All MLB odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report's official odds partner, OddsShark. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week's top games. 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