Clayton Kershaw entered Dodgers lore Thursday night, right alongside the last ace to lead the franchise to a World Series title.In 1988, Orel Hershiser came out of the bullpen for the final out of Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the New York Mets. Hershiser, who had thrown seven innings the day before, retired Kevin McReynolds on a flyball with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, enabling Los Angeles to win the game 5-4 and even the series.Kershaw did Hershiser one better Thursday, getting the final two outs of Game 5 of the NL Division Series against Washington. The Dodgers held on for a 4-3 win and advanced to the NLCS. Theyre now eight wins from their first World Series championship since that 88 season.Kershaw had only one day of rest after his Game 4 start, but in the postseason, desperate times call for desperate measures. Here are a few other standout starters who turned into relievers in crucial spots:WALTER JOHNSON, WASHINGTON (1924 World Series, Game 7)Johnson had lost his only two starts of the series, but with the decisive game tied in the ninth inning, he came on and threw four innings of scoreless relief against the New York Giants. The Senators finally scored in the bottom of the 12th for a 4-3 victory and the championship.JACK MCDOWELL, N.Y. YANKEES (1995 ALDS, Game 5)With the decisive game against Seattle in extra innings, manager Buck Showalter turned to McDowell, who had started Game 3 just two days earlier. The right-hander worked through trouble in the ninth and again in the 10th, but after the Yankees took the lead in the 11th, he didnt retire another batter. The Mariners won it 6-5 on Edgar Martinezs two-run double .PEDRO MARTINEZ (1999 ALDS, Game 5)Martinez was at his absolute peak in 1999 and 2000, but was limited by a strained back muscle and pitched only four innings in Game 1 of this series against Cleveland. The Red Sox started Bret Saberhagen in the decisive fifth game against Charles Nagy, and the game was tied at 8 in the fourth inning when Martinez came on and shut the Indians down the rest of the way. He held Cleveland hitless for the final six innings, and Boston won 12-8.JOHN SMOLTZ, ATLANTA (1999 NLCS, Game 6)Smoltz belongs on any short list of top postseason pitchers -- and he would show his versatility late in his career by becoming an effective closer. This move, however, backfired for the Braves. Smoltz had two days of rest after Game 4, and with Atlanta leading the Mets 7-3 in Game 6, he came in to start the seventh.Smoltz retired only one hitter, allowing two doubles, a single and a tying two-run homer by Mike Piazza . The Braves did manage to overcome Smoltzs brief outing, winning 10-9 in 11 innings to take the pennant.RANDY JOHNSON, ARIZONA (2001 World Series, Game 7)Johnson had experience coming out of the bullpen -- he was the winning pitcher in that 1995 classic against McDowell and the Yankees. He faced the Yankees again in the 2001 World Series, and after throwing 104 pitches in Game 6, he was still available the following night in the finale.Johnson got the third out of the eighth and pitched a perfect ninth, then got the win when Arizona scored twice in the ninth off Mariano Rivera for a 3-2 victory.JOSH BECKETT, FLORIDA (2003 NLCS, Game 7)This series is best remembered as a collapse by the Chicago Cubs, but Beckett played a big role in that, throwing 115 pitches in a two-hit shutout in Game 5, then coming back three days later for a relief appearance in the finale. The Marlins had just taken a 6-5 lead when Beckett came on in the fifth. He pitched four innings , retiring every batter he faced with the exception of Troy OLeary, whose seventh-inning homer was too little, too late. Florida won 9-6.Beckett would go on to win MVP honors in the World Series against the Yankees.MADISON BUMGARNER, SAN FRANCISCO (2014 World Series, Game 7)The Giants couldnt afford to fall behind against a stellar Kansas City bullpen, so on came Bumgarner, who had thrown a shutout in Game 5. He held the Royals scoreless for the final five innings of Game 7, earning the save in San Franciscos 3-2 victory.---Information from baseball-reference.com was used in this report. Jamarco Jones Jersey . -- Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good. Shaquem Griffin Jersey . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . http://www.cheapseattleseahawksjerseys.com/ . Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season. His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow. Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training. Will Dissly Jersey . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. Jacob Martin Jersey . Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. Kuemper made five saves in the first, nine in the second, and nine in the third. The rookies best save came with 2:17 left in the third period when he denied former Wild forward Matt Cullen from just outside of the crease on the right side. SEATTLE -- Edwin Diaz lost his command just long enough that the ninth inning became uncomfortable for Seattle.Fortunately the Mariners did enough at the plate to withstand an off night from their young closer.You cant walk out of this thinking `Oh my gosh, Seattle manager Scott Servais said. We won the game. We got three outs before they got three runs. Thats what the job called for tonight.Home runs from Kyle Seager, Robinson Cano and Adam Lind were enough to hold off Milwaukees rally in the ninth inning, and the Mariners won their seventh straight at home beating the Brewers 7-6 on Friday night.Seager got Seattle started with a solo home run, Cano added a two-run shot and Linds solo homer in the eighth became a huge insurance run as the Mariners pulled within two games of Baltimore for the second wild card in the American League.Seattle also got key RBI hits from Stefan Romero, Nelson Cruz and Ketel Marte as the Mariners added on and didnt rely solely on the long ball.We havent done that always this season, Servais said. We just put pressure on them every inning, which was really important tonight.Ryan Braun had a two-out, two-run single in the ninth off Diaz to pull the Brewers within 7-6 after Diaz walked the bases loaded. But Diaz struck out Hernan Perez to close out his ninth save with the tying run at third.Diaz struggled throwing his fastball for strikes in the ninth but believed the problem is mechanical.I was feeling like I dropped my arm a little bit. I need to work on that, Diaz said.Chris Carter hit the longest recorded home run in Safeco Field history, estimated at 465 feet after hitting the batting backdrop in center field for the first of Milwaukees three home runs. Jonathan Villar and Keon Broxton added back-to-back homers off Seattle starter Wade LeBlanc leading off the sixth inning.LeBlanc (3-0) was able to limit the damage to those three solo homers, although he lasted just 5 1/3 innings.The homers are getting a little ridiculous, said LeBlanc, who has allowed seven in his last three starts.Brent Suter (0-1) made his major league debut for Milwaukee but was unable to make it out of the fifth inning, giving up four runs and seven hits.For the first three innings, Suter wass just fine.dddddddddddd Aside from three walks, he didnt allow a hit through the first 10 outs. Seager ended that streak with a long home run to right field. Suter was unable to make it out of the fifth inning, giving up Canos two-run shot and Romeros base hit before being lifted.A little bit of nerves, walking a couple guys in the early innings, Suter said. Then I just made a couple mistakes in the third and fourth innings that came back to haunt us.Seattle also took advantage of three Milwaukee errors. Marte reached on shortstop Orlando Arcias throwing error leading off the sixth and scored when left fielder Jake Elmore couldnt hold on to Cruzs sinking line drive. Elmore initially made the catch but lost the ball as he hit the ground.Carters home run was his 28th of the year and according to Mariners records was 3 feet longer than Mark Teixeiras 462-foot home run in 2007.RIGHTIES ONLYSuter became the first left-handed pitcher to start a game for the Brewers since Aug. 23, 2013. Milwaukee had used just right-handers in its starting rotation for nearly three calendar years -- a span of 474 games. Suter snapped the second-longest streak in major league history of right-handed starters. The longest streak still belongs to the Dodgers, who used just right-handed starters for 681 straight games from 1992-97.ROSTER SHUFFLEBrewers: Along with bringing up Suter to make the start, Milwaukee also optioned RHP Damien Magnifico to Triple-A Colorado Springs, designated OF Ramon Flores for assignment and reinstated OF Domingo Santana from the 15-day DL.Mariners: Seattle optioned slumping slugger Dae-Ho Lee to Triple-A Tacoma, along with RHP Joe Wieland. Romero was recalled from Tacoma and RHP Steve Cishek was activated from the 15-day DL.UP NEXTBrewers: Wily Peralta (5-8) goes for his second straight victory. Peralta allowed one run in six innings in his last start against Cincinnati.Mariners: Felix Hernandez (7-4) looks for his fourth win since being activated off the DL on July 20. Hernandez allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a victory over the Angels in his last start. 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