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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 

Dave Roberts on the defeat: "It's a good feeling when we wake up tomorrow and know Clayton will be taking the mound." Kershaw lost the decisive Game 6 of the NLCS last year at Wrigley, but gets to start this one with a comfortable lead in the series and less pressure. Maybe he'll finally have that signature postseason moment.

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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.

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.

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.