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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Yasiel Puig, a man in constant motion:

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

La afición mexicana a los Dodgers se hace presente en el Wrigley Field de Chicago para la Serie de Campeonato contra los Cubs, como José Ricardo y Cristina, que viajaron de Monterrey para los Juegos 4 y 5.

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This will be Clayton Kershaw's first career start with a chance to clinch on the road. He locked down his only career save (including regular season) in Game 5 of the NLDS last year against the Nationals. This is Kershaw's 3rd career appearance and 2nd career start in a potential clincher in his postseason career overall. Dodgers are 2-0 in his previous 2 appearances.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Last night, all the Dodgers execs were on the field during BP. Tonight it's Theo Epstein perhaps feeling a momentum swing in the series:

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Yasiel Puig never stops:

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Tommy Lasorda is giving some pregame advice to a Dodgers team that is one win from earning its first World Series berth since he managed L.A. to the 1988 Fall Classic.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Así practica el novato sensación de los Dodgers Cody Bellinger y el resto de sus compañeros previo al quinto de la Serie Divisional contra los Cubs.

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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Dave Roberts said of his team ahead of a chance to clinch a World Series berth in NLCS Game 5: 'We're excited.'

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Taylor is back in center field for Game 5 after playing the shortstop the past two games. He says a key to being able to move back and forth between positions is that he tries to take groundballs every day during batting practice. "I think that's something you can lose in a hurry," he said.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist takes some swings before Game 5. He hasn't had a lot of chances hitting right handed lately but he will tonight against Clayton Kershaw.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Dave Roberts recalled the first time he met Tommy Lasorda, back in spring training of 2002 when he was playing for the Dodgers. "He called me the Okinawa Kid" and told Roberts he had to learn to hit curveballs. "I don't think he learned my name until I became manager," Roberts joked.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Dave Roberts said he realized Chris Taylor was a different player on the first day of full-squad workouts when he saw Taylor hitting on a back field. He had changed his swing mechanics and the "ball was really coming off hot." Taylor still started the season in Triple-A, but eventually got called up and, as they say, the rest was actually still a big surprise.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays reunion. Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon doesn't have a closer tonight. It'll be based on matchups. Don't expect a starter to pitch in relief either. He'll have to rely on some arms that have struggled this postseason.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon says he learned from Gene Mauch that you have to play a game three times: before, during and after. Once he gets the lineups, he goes back and starts looking at all the possible matchups that may occur or when pinch-hitters may come in. Yes, he scripts certain things out, but both he and Dave Roberts have said at times you just go with your gut. "You're making your best guess at the moment based on what you know," Maddon said.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Así alinean Los Angeles Dodgers en el Juego 5 de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Nacional vs Chicago Cubs, que aventajan 3-0. Notar que regresan a la alineación inicial Logan Forsyhe, Kike Hernández, Austin Barnes y Charlie Culberson. 1.- Chris Taylor CF 2.- Justin Turner 3B 3.- Cody Bellinger 1B 4.- Yasiel Puig RF 5.- Logan Forsythe 2B 6.- Kike Hernández LF 7.- Austin Barnes C 8.- Charlie Culberson SS 9.- Clayton Kershaw P

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss scripting out how a game might play out.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has his righty lineup on the scorecard for tonight's Game 5 with Jose Quintana going for the Cubs. That means the only lefties in the starting group are 1B Cody Bellinger and SP Clayton Kershaw. Funny, but for all the problems L.A. had against lefties last season, at this point in time their group against southpaws feels like the stronger one. We will see soon if tonight it's strong enough to get them to the World Series.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Yesterday, Joe Maddon quoted Shakespeare and Ricky Bobby during his media sessions. Today? Mark Twain, who the Cubs manager said he would like to have a drink with sometime.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Dice el manager de los Cubs Joe Maddon reconoce que deben preocuparse por fabricar carreras pero que tampoco es que solo estén produciendo con jonrones como plan, sino que así se han presentado las circunstancias. Todas las carreras de los Cubs han sido empujadas con cuadrangulares en la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Nacional contra Los Ángeles Dodgers.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Joe Maddon with a very important point about postseason baseball decisions before NLCS Game 5: "Even if something doesn't work out, it doesn't mean it was wrong."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester on what makes the Dodgers lineup so tough to face: "They don't chase pitches."

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Los Chicago Cubs tienen lista su alineación para tratar de sobrevivir otra vez a la eliminación frente a Los Angeles Dodgers en la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Nacional.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Habrá Juego 5 de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Nacional entre Dodgers y Cachorros este jueves. Los Cachorros mandaran a la loma a su abridor José Quintana y los Dodgers va con su as, Claytob Kershaw. El partido también en Wrigley Field.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

For the last time this series -- and possibly the final time this postseason -- it's game day at Wrigley Field.