Corey Kluber tossed a dominant six innings, striking out nine and Roberto Perez drove in four as Cleveland took game one convincingly.
Chicago took an early lead and Kyle Hendricks dominated the Dodgers, en route to a 5-0 victory and a berth in the 2016 World Series.
While this wasn’t a must win game for either team, history tells us that the winner of game 5 in LCS history goes on to win the series 70% of the time.
The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates were playing a meaningless baseball game last night, with the Cubs already clinching the best record in the NL and the Pirates eliminated from post-season contention. But that didn’t stop Clint Hurdle from referencing an obscure baseball rule
When a late rally against the Milwaukee Brewers fell short, resulting in a 5-4 loss; the Cubs clubhouse turned their eyes to the Cardinals, who were visiting the San Francisco Giants for a four game series. They didn’t have to wait long as the Giants disposed of the Cardinals, securing the NL Central for the Cubs.
Quick recaps of all the LCS games from Wednesday including notes from the New York Mets NLCS sweep of the Chicago Cubs.
A couple of pivotal games in the ALCS and NLCS, and we have some quick recaps for you.
The Chicago Cubs literally powered their way to the NLCS, homering 10 times in the four game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The record for most home runs in a divisional series is 10, put up by the Seattle Mariners in 1995, the New York Yankees in 1995, and the Houston Astros in 2004. And it wasn’t just one or two guys doing it for the Cubs. A total of seven different players homered during the series.
In sports, there is nothing more exciting than an elimination game, and it’s why we, as fans, gravitate towards every single game 7, March Madness tournament, and Super Bowl. Fans expect teams to play their best with their backs against the wall – and most of the time they do.
John Axford has been replaced in the closer role by the Milwaukee Brewers, until he can figure out his early-season problems, by Jim Henderson, who converted his first save opportunity Monday against the Chicago Cubs