Leading off the first inning, the 2015 World Series champion got a single after seeing five pitches from Kershaw that slid under Manny Machado and into center field then later moving to second base on one of many past balls by Dodger catcher, Yasmani Grandal.
The Dodgers scored three times in the eighth to make it 6-4, then almost tied it in the ninth. He is coming off of a regular season in which he hit.308 while manning center field.
Tied at one game apiece, the Dodgers will try to take the lead over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium Monday.
Clayton Kershaw pounded his glove over and over on Friday, yelling "Let's go!" as he walked off the mound. He was lifted in the bottom of the fourth inning. That includes his two-run single in the eighth-inning in NLCS Game 1. He was charged with two runs and six hits in 3 1/3 innings in three appearances in the Division Series against Colorado, including a blown save in the opener.
It was the shortest postseason start of Kershaw's career.
After hanging on for a 6-5 victory over the Dodgers on Friday, Milwaukee seized a 3-0 lead in game two with the help of home runs from Orlando Arcia and Travis Shaw.
This late-season run earned Brewers fans a free burger at an area restaurant chain.
"Who knew that we would make it this far and the biggest piece of stress going into this game would be George Webb's hamburgers?" If the birth of his daughter would have prompted him to go on the paternity list, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he could have deployed added outfielder Andrew Toles or second baseman Chase Utley to the active roster and potentially inserted them in the lineup.
They also paid up in 1987.
Miley hasn't worked more than five innings since September 4, but after having to use all of his high-leverage relievers to hold off the Dodgers in Game 1, Brewers manager Craig Counsell isn't anxious about a short-handed relief corps.
UP NEXT: It's another all left-handed pitching matchup in Game 2.
Workers get Miller Park ready for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Dodgers: 7-3, .276 batting average, 3.00 ERA, outscored opponents by 30 runs.