The matchup appears to be Miley against Hyun-jin Ryu in a battle of the southpaws.
Kershaw finished out the World Series previous year by pitching four scoreless innings of relief in Game 7.
The defending NL champion Dodgers took a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven series as they aim to take part in consecutive World Series for the first time since 1977-78. "Harris started righty Curly Ogden for one out in Game 7 to mess up John McGraw's lineup, then went to George Modridge", tweeted one Major League Baseball guru. He struck out nine, all on breaking pitches, and walked two.
Kershaw's career postseason ERA is 4.26 in 133 innings, a significant drop-off from his mark in the six months prior. He lasted just three innings in losing the NLCS opener while giving up five runs - four earned - at Miller Park. "I think there becomes a little bit more pressure, for sure, just because we've had such a great team".
"If they think they can do it, go ahead, put on your gear, and go catch 99 with breaking balls that have a lot of movement", Hernandez said, according to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.
The three-time NL Cy Young Award victor pitched in and out of trouble in the third, when the Brewers loaded the bases and scored their lone run. Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-5 with a walk. Manny Pina finished 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. Orlando Arcia was 1-for-5 and scored the lone run.
The Dodgers started unveiling their relievers in the sixth inning, beginning with Pedro Baez and heading on, in order, to Kenta Maeda, Caleb Ferguson, Ryan Madson, Kenley Jansen, Alex Wood, Dylan Floro and Urias.
Yelich, who almost won the NL Triple Crown this season, was hitless in four at-bats. Max Muncy followed with a single that scored the go-ahead run.
The team that hit a franchise and NL-leading 235 home runs in the regular season did it playing small ball instead, driving in all but one of its runs on singles.
Brandon Woodruff lasted longer than any Brewers pitcher, striking out eight over 5 1/3 innings.
A double by Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig's hustle double in the eighth were the Dodgers' only extra-base hits in a 5-2 victory that has them on the brink of a trip to the World Series for a second straight year.
The victor of the series will take on either the reigning champion Houston Astros - who beat the Dodgers in seven games last season - or the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball's championship showcase.
Brewers leadoff man Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with three strikeouts and is now 4-for-20 (.200) in the series.
Milwaukee's fearsome bullpen has been responsible for 14 of the Dodgers' 16 runs in the series, and 12 of those have come in the sixth inning or later.