Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The lineups for Game 5 of the NLCS:

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Dave Roberts on the amount of Cubs fans at Dodger Stadium: "I did notice it and I think it's great for baseball. We travel pretty well as well."


Dan Mullen 

It's a hot day at Dodger Stadium for NLCS Game 5. Might be a good idea to get this ride going to save pitchers a sweltering walk in from the bullpen.


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Dave Roberts blames "mechanics" for Kenta Maeda's last couple outings but said he will "rise to the occasion" today.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

¡Hola Chávez Ravine!


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Clayton Kershaw just wrapped up a workout on the field. He will address reporters in two hours. No change of plans. Kenta Maeda today, Kershaw in Game 6.

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La Final de la Liga Nacional se reduce a un 3-2

El resto de la contienda inicia el jueves en Los Angeles y termina en el fin de semana en Chicago. Leer y mirar

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The field is ready for Game 5 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and Cubs. One team will be one win away from the World Series after tonight.


Charles Moynihan ESPN 

It's another picturesque afternoon at Dodger Stadium with an expected game time temperature of 90 degrees.

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Maeda y Lester al crucial quinto juego entre Chicago y LA

Los Dodgers confían que el japonés Kenta Maeda pueda sacudirse de su mala actuación en postemporada y pueda contener a los Cachorros en el Juego 5 de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Nacional esta noche en Chávez Ravine. Leer y mirar

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Blitz will be a big factor Thursday night

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Brian Hoyer has completed 75.5 percent of passes against four or fewer rushers this year, but just 47.5 percent against five-plus. The Packers blitz on 31 percent of dropbacks (third-most in NFL).

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De vuelta a lo básico: jugar con intensidad y alegría

La fórmula utilizada por los Cachorros para volver al camino del éxito en la SCLN ante los Dodgers es la misma que utilizaron toda la temporada y que les ayudó a terminar con el mejor record de todo el béisbol. Leer y mirar

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears have elevated OLB Pernell McPhee to active roster and waived fullback Paul Lasike. McPhee has only practiced three times all year in light, walk thru settings, so it remains to be seen how effective he will be if active vs. Green Bay.


KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

Running backs with the least favorable matchups in fantasy football in Week 7 (0-100 scale, with 100 being the most favorable): Ryan Mathews (9), David Johnson (11), Matt Forte (15), Jordan Howard (24), Lamar Miller (36), Christine Michael (36)


Tough stretch could lead to Bulls' loss

Chicago will host Portland on Monday Dec. 5 and less than 24 hours later will play Detroit. According to the Mah score, which factors players' fatigue, the Bulls have a low probability to beat the Pistons considering they'll be playing their fourth game in five nights. Schedule analysis

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Hoyer on verge of joining Brees, Peyton Manning

Brian Hoyer has had four consecutive games with 300 passing yards and no interceptions. Another performance like that will put him in elite company.

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Cubs break out the bats in a big way

Over the course of their first three games against the Dodgers, the Cubs only scored eight runs. In Game 4, they totaled 10 and saw a drastic increase in production with runners in scoring position.

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Backups have worked wonders for Bears

Chicago's starting backfield began as Jay Cutler and Jeremy Langford, but the duo of Brian Hoyer and Jordan Howard has been far more effective, as ESPN Stats & Info shows.