Game 5 has the latest start time of the series, with first pitch scheduled for 6:08 p.m. PT. Joe Buck and John Smoltz have the call for FS1 (no Fox for this game), plus reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci on scene.
Dustin May gets the start for the Dodgers in Game 5, after posting a 2.37 ERA in 60⅔ innings including the postseason in 2020, with 50 strikeouts and 18 walks. The Braves have not yet announced a starter for Game 5, but it is expected to be a bullpen game for Atlanta.
This is the 10th time the Dodgers have trailed a best-of-7 series three games to one. In the previous nine tries, they forced a Game 6 twice, in the 1977 World Series against the Yankees and in the 2013 NLCS against the Cardinals. The Dodgers lost both series in six games.
Had Tampa Bay closed out Houston in the ALCS on Thursday, Friday’s Game 5 of the NLCS would have been at 5:08 p.m. PT. But with two games on Friday, the NLCS got bumped back an hour, with Game 6 of Astros-Rays starting at 3:07 p.m. PT, on TBS.