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Holy cow! Cubs are going to the World Series

With an unexpected explosion against Clayton Kershaw, the Cubs did the unthinkable in NLCS Game 6: They won their first pennant since 1945.

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Game 6 is in the books, but Cubs fans aren't leaving Wrigley Field any time soon.

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The scene inside and outside Wrigley as the National League champion Cubs celebrate on the field.

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When the Cubs beat the Giants, it felt like they were destined to head to the WS. And now they punched their ticket. Congrats, Chicago!

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Cubs win the pennant Cubs win the pennant. Congrats to Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Joe Maddon and the entire Cubs organization.

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SHORTSTOP The Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series. Kyle Hendricks threw a masterpiece for 7 1/3 innings, the Cubs jumped on Clayton Kershaw for five runs in five innings, and Chicago finished off L.A. with a 5-0 victory. The Cubs win the NLCS four games to two and begin the World Series in Cleveland on Tuesday night. The scene in and around Wrigley Field is … surreal.