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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Clayton Kershaw's night is over after limiting the Cubs to one run in six innings. Despite a strong performance in a clinching moment, this won't be remembered as Kershaw's signature game thanks to the Game 5 offensive outburst from Los Angeles' lineup.

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Mike Schmitz ESPN 

Clippers 30-year-old 6-5 rookie PG Milos Teodosic getting shots up in Staples Center. The Serbian legend is a lifetime 38.3% 3-point shooter on 3,031 attempts. Arguably the most creative passer in the NBA, Teodosic holds a career average of 7.6 assists per 40 minutes spanning 662 games across Serbia, Greece and Russia.

ESPN Stats and Information  

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Enrique Hernández is the 3rd player with multiple home runs, one being a grand slam, in a series-clinching game in MLB postseason history, joining Johnny Damon (2004 ALCS) and Troy O'Leary (1999 ALDS).

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball warming up before his Lakers debut.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson continues to celebrate as the Dodgers take a 9-0 lead in the NLCS.

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Magic gets hyped watching Hernandez's grand slam (0:28)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

This is a great list from ESPN Stats & Info. There have been six players in MLB history to have a two-homer game on the road at Wrigley Field. The first five were Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Will Clark and Chipper Jones. Now, tonight, you can add the Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

For all of the talk about the Dodgers' patience at the plate, Enrique Hernandez has seen two pitches and belted both of them for home runs in NLCS Game 5.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ball family will be here at Staples Center in full force. There will be 18 Ball family members, including LaVar and LaMelo Ball, on hand. The Balls have a suite and courtside seats as well.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Dodgers hit a home run, Magic Johnson excitedly cheers and moves up and down the tunnel here at Staples Center repeatedly screaming, "That's what I needed right there! Yes sir!"

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson is getting excited as he watches the Dodgers play in the NLCS with a chance to get to the World Series with a win.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

All you need to know about NLCS Game 5: Jose Quintana is out of the game before Clayton Kershaw has allowed a hit. It looks like it's going to be a long night for Cubs fans.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Dodgers were 77-2 this season when leading by three or more runs at any point of the game.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers jumped all over Jose Quintana tonight. After a double by Chris Taylor, an RBI single by Justin Turner and two more singles by Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig to start the third, Quintana is done. With L.A. up 3-0, the bases loaded, and with no outs, the win probability ticker at fangraphs.com now gives the Dodgers an 85 percent chance to win this one, even before accounting for the fact that Clayton Kershaw has worked two hitless innings and looks on top of his game. The Dodgers have never been closer to their first pennant since 1988.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson doesn't want to get ahead of himself or jinx anything but he says, "This is the moment I've been waiting for... to go to the World Series," Magic says.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson is watching and cheering on the Dodgers while watching them on the big screen from a tunnel in Staples Center. "Alright! Alright! Alright! That's what we talking about! Alright Dodgers!" Magic yells out while clapping as the Dodgers get another hit.

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Lonzo wearing BBB shoes in debut (0:25)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Walking platoon split Kike Hernandez pushes the Dodgers' lead to 2-0 with a solo homer to center to start the second inning. Hernandez hit .159 with one homer off righties this season, but .270 with 10 homers off lefties. Given the state of the respective bullpens, the pressure is intensifying on the Cubs.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Lakers are showing Game 5 of the NLCS at Staples Center.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball's shoes for his NBA regular season debut.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

How big was the Dodgers' early run in NLCS Game 5? According to ESPN Stats & Info, The Dodgers went 14-1 during the regular season and are 1-0 in the postseason when they score first in Clayton Kershaw starts.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball walks onto the court before his first NBA regular season game.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw worked around a one-out walk of Cubs LF Kyle Schwarber to put up a scoreless first in 18 pitches. He hit 95 to 96 with his fastball four times. The Dodgers' ace looks amped up. You can't blame him.