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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yes, Joe Maddon quoted Ricky Bobby postgame: Once you've said "with all due respect," you can say whatever you want.

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."

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Contreras: 'Don't let this team wake up' (1:23)

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.

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Schwartz scores hat trick in win over Blackhawks (0:33)

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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Baez says positivity key for Cubs (1:50)
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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.

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Maddon ejected arguing foul-tip call (0:39)
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Ump admits wrong call after Maddon ejected

Cubs manager Joe Maddon was ejected from Game 4 of the National League Championship Series for arguing a foul ball that was initially called a third strike. The home plate umpire admitted afterward that he was "dead wrong" on the call.

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.