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4hDavid Schoenfield

Kershaw. Cubs. At Wrigley. If you watch only one ballgame, this is it.

In Game 6 of the NLCS, it's the best pitcher on the planet vs. 2016's team of destiny in an elimination game. This is the payoff, this is why we watch.

Cubs embracing pressure to clinch World Series berth (1:13)
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4hBob Holtzman

One Cubs curse is actually coming to an end

Yes, there's that goat, but that's not all. One of ESPN's own has been at six potential NLCS clinches and never seen Chicago win. That ends Saturday.

On this date: Fisk waves ball fair sending Red Sox to Game 7 (0:30)
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1dSteve Wulf

Who Was Myles Thomas?

The Diary of Myles Thomas has been a season-long experiment in real-time historical fiction. Nearly 119 years to the day of his birth, we profile the real Myles Thomas.

Royals earn top MLB spot in 2016 Ultimate Standings (0:42)
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1dThomas Neumann

Brief history of sporting events at mismatched venues

There's plenty of room at Twickenham Stadium, home of England Rugby, to hold an NFL game, but things can get interesting when sporting events are held at venues designed for other purposes.

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2dMark Simon

Who are the leading NLCS MVP candidates?

Javier Baez, Addison Russell and Jon Lester have made good cases through five games. Of course, so have Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs skipper Joe Maddon summed up the building scene in Wrigleyville thusly: "It's like a video game driving up Clark right now. You've got be careful out there. If they wanted to hand out jaywalking tickets today, they'd make a lot of money."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon on the likelihood of Kyle Schwarber in the WS: "There's a chance....But right now we're just trying to explore all possibilities"

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Theo Epstein on Kyle Schwarber possibly being added to the World Series roster: "We are leaving open the possibility; we will take it day by day."

ESPN @espn

The Cubs are on the verge of history. The best pitcher on the planet stands in their way. This is gonna be good. es.pn/2eiVldU

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cubs' Game 6 lineup against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw: 1. Fowler CF; 2. Bryant 3B; 3. Rizzo 1B; 4. Zobrist LF; 5. Baez 2B; 6. Contreras C; 7. Russell SS; 8. Almora RF; Hendricks P. Obviously the headliner here is Almora in for Heyward in right.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

DET source says contrary to what was written Friday, team never attempted to move Justin Upton during '16; says other teams did call them.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

NLCS Game 6 is at 8:05 p.m. Eastern/7:05 Central. The ViewFromVegas is the Dodgers, trailing 3-2, are -130 road favorites with Clayton Kershaw starting. The Cubs are +120 with Kyle Hendricks. The over/under is 6.5 runs.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Light wind blowing toward the outfield. Game time temperature expected of 54 degrees for tonight's Game 6 of the NLCS.

Pedro Gomez MLB 

The calm before the storm.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie Andrew Toles had one AB in the leadoff spot all season. He will bat from the leadoff spot in Game 6 of the NLCS.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers' new-look lineup for Game 6: Andrew Toles LF Curry Seager SS Justin Turner 3B Adrian Gonzalez 1B Josh Reddick RF Joc Pederson CF Yasmani Grandal C Chase Utley 2B Clayton Kershaw P

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

They've been standing there since first thing this morning waiting for a chance at tickets.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

The Dodgers team buses just pulled up to Wrigley Field. Can they stave off elimination?


Charles Moynihan ESPN 

It's a festive atmosphere already outside the confines of Wrigley Field.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

All is quiet inside Wrigley Field ... for now.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Wrigleyville is starting to come to life five hours before the first pitch of Game 6. If the Cubs win tonight, it will be a party the North Side hasn't seen in more than 70 years at the corner of Addison and Clark.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon went with a surprise starter in right field for the struggling Jason Heyward as Albert Almora Jr will get the nod in Game 6 tonight. Maddon doesn't lose much on defense and adds a right handed bat to the lineup against Clayton Kershaw. He has 8 righties in the lineup. Almora was a Sept call up after making his debut earlier this season. He made a diving catch in the NLDS against the Giants.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Even the scarecrows in downtown Chicago have caught Cubs fever on what could be clinching day at Wrigley.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Wrigley Field, more than five hours before first pitch of Game 6 in the NLCS.

ESPN @espn

If the Cubs get to the World Series, they're hopeful Kyle Schwarber could DH. He's been out since the third game. es.pn/2eiFzQ4

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

AccuWeather is reporting more seasonal temperatures in Chicago on Saturday for Game 6 of the NLCS than the warm weather earlier in the series. Temperature at first pitch is expected to be 57 degrees, dipping to as low as 53 by the end of the game. No precipitation is expected, and a light wind at 7 mph will blow out toward center.