Dodgers, Giants square off in decisive Game 5

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers were the two winningest teams in baseball through 2021. They'll face off tonight to determine which will advance to take on Atlanta in the National League Championship Series.



October 14, 2021 - 9:55 AM

Logan Webb (62) of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sept. 28. Photo by Ezra Shaw / Getty Images / TNS

Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, second in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (107-55, first in the NL West)

San Francisco; Thursday, 9:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Julio Urias (1-0, 2.96 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 195 strikeouts) Giants: Logan Webb (1-0, 2.97 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 158 strikeouts)

NLDS: Series tied 2-2

BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco will play Los Angeles in the final game of the NLDS Thursday.

The Giants were 54-27 on their home turf in 2021. San Francisco has a team batting average of .184 this postseason, Kris Bryant has led them with an average of .462

The Dodgers were 48-33 on the road in 2021. Los Angeles has a team on-base percentage of .299 this postseason, Will Smith leads them with an OBP of .429, including four extra base hits and three RBIs.

The Dodgers won the last meeting 7-2. Joe Kelly earned his first victory and Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Los Angeles. Anthony DeSclafani took his first loss for San Francisco.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mike Yastrzemski leads the Giants with 25 home runs and is slugging .457.

Trea Turner leads the Dodgers with 28 home runs and has 77 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 8-2, .251 batting average, 2.46 ERA, outscored opponents by 26 runs

Dodgers: 9-1, .281 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs

INJURIES: Giants: Tony Watson: (shoulder), Dedniel Nunez: (elbow), Scott Kazmir: (hamstring), Tyler Beede: (back), Luis Gonzalez: (undisclosed).

Dodgers: Jimmie Sherfy: (elbow), Jimmy Nelson: (elbow), Dustin May: (elbow), Clayton Kershaw: (forearm), Tommy Kahnle: (elbow), Cole Hamels: (arm), Caleb Ferguson: (elbow), Danny Duffy: (forearm), Garrett Cleavinger: (oblique), Scott Alexander: (shoulder), Edwin Rios: (shoulder), Sheldon Neuse: (undisclosed).