Cubs shut out Dodgers, advance to first World Series since 1945


Chicago close out the Dodgers 5-0 in Diversion 6 of the NLCS, winning their first flag since 1945. USA TODAY Dons

MLB: NLCS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Fledglings

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CHICAGO — Separating Diversion 6 of the National Group Title Arrangement between the Dodgers and Offspring at Wrigley Field on Saturday.

Whelps 5, Dodgers 0: Fledglings win arrangement, 4-2.

The amusement: Pitching on full rest with his club confronting disposal, Clayton Kershaw entered Diversion 6 with a chance to shake his notoriety for disappointing postseason exhibitions. He didn't.

The Fledglings kicked the scoring off right on time against the best pitcher on the planet, plating two keeps running in the base of the principal inning on a couple of hits, an exorbitant mistake by Dodgers' left defender Andrew Toles, and a fielder's choice by Ben Zobrist. They attached on two more hits and another keep running off Kershaw in the second, scored again on a Willson Contreras homer in the fourth, and extended the prompt 5-0 behind an Anthony Rizzo solo shot in the fifth.

Fledglings starter Kyle Hendricks, in the interim, cut his way through the Dodgers' lineup. Hendricks permitted a solitary to Toles to begin the diversion, however got this show on the road a twofold get it done from No. 2 hitter Corey Seager and did not permit another hit until the highest point of the eighth inning.


Man existing apart from everything else: Hendricks. Amid his media accessibility session on Thursday, the Whelps' Amusement 6 starter and 2016 MLB Period pioneer confessed to being much more mindful of his contradicting pitcher amid the postseason than amid the season. Hendricks squared off with a three-time Cy Youthful Honor champ on Saturday and fiercely outpitched him, depending on immaculate charge, different incarnations of his fastball and changeup, and great protection behind him to close down the Dodgers' offense. Hendricks confronted the base through seven innings, and left in the wake of permitting just his second hit of the night with one out in the eighth.


Turn point: Kershaw's third pitch of the night, on which Dexter Fowler flung a standard procedure twofold down the right-field line. Fowler scored on a solitary by No. 2 hitter Kris Bryant, and the Whelps never trailed.


What you missed on television: Grinning Whelps fans spilling out of each niche and corner of Wrigley Field. The Wrigley dependable, sitting tight since 1945 for a World Arrangement billet, happily arranged smashing group at each snack bar and lavatory to watch their club win the National Association title.


Chief's uncommon: Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts spent all postseason showing his readiness to go to nearer Kenley Jansen sooner than regular to keep his group in diversions. Roberts approached Jansen in the 6th inning on Friday, and Jansen remunerated his supervisor with a great trip that kept the diversion as tight as would be prudent. The Dodgers' bats just couldn't pull it any closer.


Condition of the arrangement: The Fledglings get two days to make the most of their place in history before making a trip to Cleveland for World Arrangement Amusement 1 on Tuesday. Outside of Hendricks, each pitcher in their beginning turn will be completely refreshed in time for the begin of the arrangement. Jon Lester, who tossed seven in number innings to win Amusement 5 of the arrangement, shows up the possible contender to begin against Indians pro Corey Kluber.
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