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Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets flys out in the sixth inning during game four of the National League Division Series at Citi Field on October 13, 2015 in New York City.Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Clayton Kershaw ended his five-game post-season skid with seven brilliant innings while pitching on three days' rest and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 3-1 Tuesday night to force a deciding Game 5 in the NL Division series.

The series shifts back to Dodger Stadium on Thursday.

Game 2 winner Zack Greinke will try to lead the Dodgers to a spot in the NL Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. Jacob deGrom, who beat Kershaw in Game 1, is set to start for the Mets.

Kershaw gave up one run and three hits. The reigning NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner was 1-6 with a 4.99 ERA for his post-season career entering this start.