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6hBradford Doolittle

Jon Lester's October glare puts Dodgers on the ropes

Jon Lester is 'fired up' and the Cubs are on the verge of history. Why? Because Chicago's ace did what he does in the postseason.

Baez clears the bases with a double (0:36)
Baez's defense is on point even after the play (0:15)
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7hMark 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.

Royals earn top MLB spot in 2016 Ultimate Standings (0:42)
Andrew Miller inspired by Cavs win (0:36)
On This Date: Red Sox complete epic comeback against Yankees (0:44)
Russell's two-run HR pumps life into Cubs (0:41)
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1dAndrew Marchand

It could be the end of an era for the Toronto Blue Jays

Back-to-back appearances in the ALCS put baseball back on the map in Toronto, but the team Jays fans fell in love with might not be the same next year.


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Jon Lester: "I play this game with emotion and if it rubs people the wrong way, oh well."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Wrigley Field West? Cubs fans have taken over at Dodger Stadium.


Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Cubs fans are flying the W here in Los Angeles.


Pedro Gomez MLB 

Well after the end of the @Cubs/@Dodgers game, plenty of Cubs fans remain.


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon on the Cubs being one win from the World Series: "It feels good. Our guys will be ready for the moment. I'm sure Chicago is buzzing at the moment."

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Behind a solid performance by Jon Lester and a barrage of offense, the Cubs take a 3-2 series lead in the NLCS. Watch them celebrate immediately following the game.


Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The W flags are out and a loud 'Let's Go Cubs' chant can be heard from behind the first-base dugout as Dodgers fans quietly exit following NLCS Game 5.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

FINAL: Cubs 8, Dodgers 4. The Cubs are one win away from the World Series.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

And the Chicago Cubs are one win away from their first World Series trip since 1945.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs 8, Dodgers 4, Final. Cubs lead 3-2 in the NLCS. A tie game in the sixth inning turns the Cubs' way on a two-run home run from Addison Russell. The Dodgers will start Clayton Kershaw in Game 6 at Chicago on Saturday.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4 to take 3-2 lead in NLCS. The ViewFromVegas is they closed as -170 road favorites (also covering the run line of -1.5 -105) and the game went over the total of 7 runs.