Dodgers live to play another day

box-score-dodgers-mets4.pngDodgers ace Clayton Kershaw allowed just three hits and a lone run in seven innings Tuesday in New York, and the Dodgers evened their playoff series with the Mets at 2-2. The final score on Tuesday was 3-1, with the Dodgers eking out seven hits. None of the hits were delivered by off-the-bench starters Yasiel Puig or Justin Ruggiano, but leadoff hitter Kike Hernandez had a couple and Justin Turner drove in two runs. Chase Utley didn't see action in this game either and has not played since the game where his hard slide broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.

The series will be decided in a Game 5 Thursday evening at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers will start Zack Greinke and the Mets will go with Jacob deGrom, the starter who beat the Dodgers in the first game of the series.

In Chicago, the Cubs eliminated the St. Louis Cardinals and wait to play either the Dodgers or the Mets for the National League pennant in the next round of the postseason playoffs.

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