Brandon Woodruff posted four scoreless innings before an infield single and a throwing error by Orlando Arcia helped the Los Angeles Dodgers forge a 1-1 tie with an unearned run in the fifth.
With the Brewers ahead, 1-0, and shadows threatening to make the late innings very difficult for hitters, Chris Taylor hit a grounder up the middle. Arcia flagged the all down, but his throw to first was late and wide. The ball hit Taylor and caromed down the line past first base, with Taylor reaching second. Taylor made that mistake hurt even more by getting a huge jump and stealing third with nobody out.
Woodruff got Kiki Hernandez on strikes, but with the infield in, Austin Barnes bounced a single up the middle to tie the game.
That hit also allowed the Dodgers to keep Kershaw in the game. Instead of being pinch-hit for by Yasiel Puig, Kershaw took his turn and sacrificed Barnes to second. Woodruff struck out Cody Bellinger to end the inning.