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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade Davis used Kris Bryant's bat to hit in the eighth. It went nine pitches before he struck out looking:"Yeah, I gave up after a while."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras on Curtis Granderson striking out on the pitch after a controversial foul-tip call extended the Dodgers outfielder's at-bat: "The ball never lies."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Javier Baez broke out of his slump in a big way with two home runs and admitted it's been hard to focus on baseball with everything going on in Puerto Rico. "Before the playoffs, I was ready to go home. My whole family is there," he said. He got his mother out but says, "After the season I will go home and help my people."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Joe Maddon could tell by the reaction from Dodgers hitters on their swings and misses that Jake Arrieta had great movement on his pitches very early on and that he knew Arrieta had to go deep to win this game.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon on the explanation on the foul tip: "I'm not here to bang on umpires, but that can't happen. The process was terrible. If Granderson hits a home run there I might come running out of the clubhouse in my jockstop."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The Cubs still have a tough hill to climb in this series, but 3-1 sure feels a lot more attainable than 3-0 did, especially for a team that came back from down 3-1 to win the World Series last fall.

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Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Cubs win. Fly the W!

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Dave Roberts after Game 4: They're a very talented team. They're the world champs. And we got beat today.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Wade Davis and the Cubs survive for another day. Cody Bellinger hits the ball on the nose, but it's hard grounder right to second baseman Javier Baez for a game-ending 4-6-3 double play and a 3-2 victory. With Davis struggling with his command -- he ended up throwing 48 pitches, just 26 for strikes -- avoiding on-deck hitter Justin Turner with the game on the line was a huge sigh of relief. It's Clayton Kershaw versus Jose Quintana on Thursday night. Series on.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The W flag is on it's way up, Cubs fans are singing and there will be baseball at Wrigley Field tomorrow night after Wade Davis' six-out save seals a 3-2 NLCS Game 4 victory.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Los fans en Wrigley Field abuchearon fuertemente a los árbitros después que revirtieron a foul un tercer strike llamado en contra de Curtis Granderson. El dirigente de los Cachorros Joe Maddon fue expulsado en la 8va entrada después de discutir con los árbitros, señalando la repetición en pantalla, donde pareció que el bate de Granderson nunca tocó la pelota. Con los Cachorros teniendo la ventaja 3-1 sobre los Dodgers, el cerrador Wade Davis tuvo muchos problemas para sacar los primeros 3 de 6 outs restantes en el partido, tras permitir un cuadrangular y dos bases por bola, requiriendo 34 lanzamientos.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon was ejected for the second time in the series after arguing that foul tip on Curtis Granderson -- apparently that falls under the "you can't argue balls and strikes" category of arguing with the umpires.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

After Yasmani Grandal's walk, it's now taken Wade Davis 30 pitches to get two outs. This is what the Dodgers mean when they talk about maintaining their approach no matter the circumstance.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon is angry. Cubs fans are angry. Curtis Granderson gets a reprieve on the controversial foul tip ... or non-foul tip or whatever you want to call it. And he strikes out on the next pitch and Cubs fans let out a loud cheer. And now they're booing every pitch. Postseason baseball at it's most spirited.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Wade Davis entered in the eighth inning for a potential six-out save tonight and the first batter he faced, Justin Turner, greeted him by putting a dent in the Wrigley Field scoreboard to cut into Chicago's Game 4 lead.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Hang onto your hats, kids. Justin Turner greets Cubs closer Wade Davis with a moonshot way into the Chicago night to draw the Dodgers within a run. L.A. still has six outs with which to work.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

In perhaps his final start as a Cub, Jake Arrieta gave all he could in going 6.2 innings. He gave up 3 hits, 5 walks and 9 strikeouts and just one run. He threw 111 pitches. He'll be a free agent after the season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jake Arrieta may have thrown his final pitch as a member of the Cubs. He gave it his all tonight, throwing 111 pitches of vintage Jake Arrieta baseball. Over the past four seasons, he's second in the majors in ERA among starters to Clayton Kershaw and he leaves with a 3-1 lead after Brian Duensing gets Cody Bellinger to escape the jam. A free agent after the season, speculation is Arrieta signs with another team.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

This is turning into a little bit of a best-case scenario for Joe Maddon, since he hasn't had to burn through his bullpen. Jake Arrieta is at 89 pitches and Maddon said before the game that Wade Davis is available for multiple innings. You have to think he's hoping he only has to use those two the rest of the way. If somebody else gets in the game, it's probably not good news for the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez is the youngest Cub ever with a multi homer playoff game. He has 4 postseason home runs at Wrigley Field, tied with Kyle Schwarber for most in this ballpark.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Uneven outing for the Dodgers' Alex Wood. Struck out seven but the Cubs didn't get cheated on any of the three solo homers they hit so you have to wonder if Wood's command was a tick off. But it's still just a two-run game.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Ese segundo jonrón de Javy Báez es el número 32 por un pelotero de 25 años de edad o menos esta postemporada, lo cual es una nueva marca histórica. La marca anterior era de 28, establecida en la postemporada 2015. Al momento de redactar estas líneas, los 5 cuadrangulares conectados en los partidos de hoy han sido todos por jugadores de 25 años de edad o menos: Gary Sánchez, Willson Contreras, Báez y Cody Bellinger.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

From 0-for-the-postseason to two home runs and a curtain call in a must-win NLCS Game 4, the story of Javier Baez's October has taken a drastic turn tonight at Wrigley Field.