Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/15/2015 - 08:51

The brilliant performance by ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 4 of the National League Division Series forced LA Dodgers and MY Mets to play today in a winner-take-all Game 5 in California.

The Dodgers other firenall, Zack Greinke, will take on Mets Jack or all trades. Jacob deGrom in what promises to be a hard-fought battle from the pitchers' mound.

The match-up of these MLB professional teams representing the nation's two largest media markets promises to draw plenty of attention despite the relative lack of past playoffs between these two major league baseball clubs, but thanks to previous drama of the first four games, which included the controversial Chase Utley's slide that broke Ruben Tejada's leg, this clash of the titans has become the postseason's most compelling sports rivalry.

The winner will go on to face the Chicago Cubs, an American team, which is hungry because it has been fighting to make it to its first World Series since 1945.

LEADING OFF: Mets-Dodgers in NLDS Game 5 - ABC News - via @ABC