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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 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.

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.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams DL Michael Brockers, on Adrian Peterson: "Man, when you got a name like 'All Day' as your nickname, it's kind of hard to back that up. And he can give it to you all day, man. If you let him get going, he can have 293 yards. I've been a part of that game when he's had 200 yards, and you just can't stop him. We just have to get him before he gets started. Get him in the backfield, get tackles for loss, mess up their rhythm."

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.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams DL Michael Brockers, on facing the Cardinals: "This is a divisional game. They know us, we know them. They don't like us very much, we don't like them very much. It'll be an all-out war."

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.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Outside of one pitch that Cody Bellinger drove over the right-field wall, Jake Arrieta is doing his part on a night when the wind is blowing out at Wrigley. With Wade Davis available for multiple innings tonight, a deep outing from Arrieta to get to the closer would go a long ways toward extending the Cubs' season for at least another day.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Willson Contreras' home run was measured at 491 feet by Statcast, the longest postseason HR since 2015.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Javier Báez rompió una racha de cero hits en 20 turnos en postemporada con su jonrón contra el abridor Alex Wood, quedándose a un turno de igualar la marca histórica de la franquicia. Los Cachorros tomaron la ventaja 1-0 en la segunda entrada con un jonrón de 491 pies de distancia del receptor venezolano Willson Contreras, la cual fue luego ampliada a 2-0 con el cuadrangular de Báez.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

And all of a sudden, Wrigley. Is. Rocking. Not long after Willson Contreras played ping-pong with the left-field scoreboard, Javier Baez hooked a home run just inside the foul pole to put the Cubs up in a must-win NLCS Game 4.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

When you hit a ball like the one Willson Contreras just hit, you can't be blamed for stopping to watch it fly. With an absolute bomb off the left-center field scoreboard, the catcher has given the desperate Cubs a 1-0 NLCS Game 4 lead and brought some life to Wrigley Field.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

A nervous start for Cubs fans as leadoff hitter Chris Taylor just missed a home run to straightaway center field on a ball hauled in by Albert Almora Jr. for the first out of NLCS Game 4.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Ten minutes before first pitch, here is the scene outside Wrigley Field.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams QB Jared Goff, who grew up near San Francisco, started a GoFundMe page to help those affected by California wildfires. Seeing what J.J. Watt did for Hurricane Harvey victims "gave me an idea," he said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay said DB Lamarcus Joyner, who missed the last three weeks with a hamstring injury, will play on Sunday "if everything goes according to plan." ILB Mark Barron (thumb) and S Cody Davis (thigh) sat out practice, but the Rams have a chance to be fully healthy near the midway point of the season. "Very fortunate," said McVay, who credited the training staff.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

You don't need to be looking at the cage to know when Yasiel Puig is up during batting practice. Everything the Dodgers outfielder hits is loud and far.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

What's the best pitcher in baseball do the day before he may or may not pitch Game 5? Player catcher for the coach hitting fungoes:

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

As of 6:02P CST, there is a strong wind blowing straight out to center at Wrigley Field.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers injury report: DNP – T Joe Barksdale (foot), S Adrian Phillips (neck/concussion). LIMITED – RB Melvin Gordon (shoulder), DT Corey Liuget (limited), C Spencer Pulley (shoulder). FULL -- LB Jatavis Brown (ankle), RB Branden Oliver (hamstring).