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.
Never bet against Madison Bumgarner in a playoff elimination game. The New York Mets got a front row seat to Bumgarner’s complete game shutout as the San Francisco Giants advanced to the divisional round of the 2016 MLB Playoffs.
In one of the bigger shocks of the day, Major League Baseball has suspended San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay. Ken Rosenthal reported that it might be related to the trade Preller made with the Boston Red Sox involving pitcher Drew Pomeranz.
In what is being described as a mutual agreement between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Don Mattingly, the two will part ways, following another lackluster post-season run.
The last-place Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth win in five games.
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton has been sentenced to a year of probation and 24 hours of community service after pleading guilty to driving while ability-impaired.
The Arizona Diamondbacks traded shortstop John McDonald to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash, giving the Pirates some much-needed infield depth.
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez suffered a thumb injury Tuesday while playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic championship game.
San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley will miss at least the first two weeks of the season after breaking the tip of his left thumb.