New york Mets at L.A. Dodgers
When: 7:07 p.m. Thursday (TBS)
Pitching matchup: Zack Greinke will start for the Dodgers in Game 5. He was 19-3 with a 1.66 ERA this season, lowest in the majors since 1995. He went seven innings and allowed two solo homers in a 5-2 victory in Game 2. The Mets will counter with Jacob deGrom, who pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out 13 in the Mets' 3-1 win in Game 1.
Series so far: The Mets have won the odd-numbered games so far, the Dodgers the even-numbered.
Etc.: The Dodgers are seeking their first NL pennant since winning the 1988 World Series. They've captured three NL West titles in a row but have won only one playoff series during that span. … The Mets are 2-2 in win-or-go-home games in eight postseason appearances.