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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.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Vaya manera de romper la sequía de imparables de Javy Báez. El boricua conectó cuadrangular por el jardín izquierdo; su primer hit en toda la actual postemporada. El jonrón de Báez puso 2-0 el marcado a favor de los Cachorros sobre los Dodgers en la segunda entrada del cuarto partido de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Nacional.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Aaron Judge said the Yankees are feeling confident heading into Game 6 of the ALCS -- particularly after defeating nemesis Dallas Keuchel in Game 5. "He doesn't make mistakes," said Judge. "If he ever gets into a groove, man, he's unhittable. So for us, it was just about -- just keep having quality at-bats, and kind of feed off this momentum into Houston."

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.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

After going 0-for-11 in the first three games of the ALCS, Gary Sanchez has homered and driven in five runs over the Yankees' past two victories. Teammate Aaron Judge -- who himself homered twice and drove in six runs across Games 3, 4 and 5 in the Bronx -- called Sanchez's breakout "huge for us." Said Judge: "He's the main guy in our lineup. He's always in the middle of the order. And when you've got guys in the middle of the order producing, usually everybody else kind of feeds off that. Hitting is contagious. So when Gary goes up there and does his thing, it leads into Didi [Gregorius], it leads into [Starlin] Castro, it leads into [Aaron] Hicks. It's been huge having Gary doing what he's been doing the past couple days."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Willson Contreras and Javier Baez launch long home runs off Alex Wood -- Contreras' mammoth blast hit the scoreboard in left-center -- to give the Cubs the early lead. Baez was 0-for-20 in the postseason before his home run. But we've been here before: The Cubs led 2-0 in Game 1 and 1-0 in Games 2 and 3. Will Game 4 be any different?

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez broke an 0 for 20 streak this postseason when he homered two batters after Willson Contreras did the same.

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.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Willson Contreras is just the third player, and second Cub, this season to hit the left field video board.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

This is the Yankees' mentality, even up 3-2 over the Astros. Aaron Judge was asked what he thought of the Yankees' advantage and Judge said, "It's great, but we are not done."

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.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As soon as the Astros came off the field, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann stood up in the clubhouse and gave a speech. The central message: Don't panic, stay positive, regroup and win two games in a row at home.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

A nervous start for Cubs fans as leadoff hitter Chris Taylor just missed a home run to straightaway center field on a ball hauled in by Albert Almora Jr. for the first out of NLCS Game 4.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Ten minutes before first pitch, here is the scene outside Wrigley Field.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The New York Yankees are one win away from returning to the World Series for first time since 2009. The Yankees beat their nemesis Dallas Keuchel and the Astros, 5-0, to take a 3-2 series advantage in the ALCS. Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka threw seven scoreless innings, while Keuchel did not make it through five innings.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Three outs from being shoved to the brink of elimination, here are a few gory details for the Astros' offense: 10-for-88 (.114) with 25 strikeouts and 2-for-19 with runners in scoring position in Games 3-5; George Springer, Josh Reddick, Alex Bregman and Marwin Gonzalez are a combined 6-for-66 with 14 strikeouts in the series.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

It is no longer a game in the Bronx for the Yankees, as it feels more like a party. All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez smashed a seventh inning homer to extend the Yankees lead. It looks as if the Yankees are well on their way to taking a 3-2 series lead, going to Houston for Game 6 Friday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Regardless of the outcome of this series Joe Maddon says he wants all his coaches to return next season. He thinks they have great communication within the staff. Maddon was asked about his old pitching coach in TB, Jim Hickey. Hickey was recently let go but the Cubs manager did not indicate any reason we would see him in Chicago next year.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Así se vive el ambiente afuera de Wrigley Field a dos horas del cuarto partido de la Serie de Campeonato de Liga Nacional entre Dodgers y Cubs.

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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

You don't need to be looking at the cage to know when Yasiel Puig is up during batting practice. Everything the Dodgers outfielder hits is loud and far.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

What's the best pitcher in baseball do the day before he may or may not pitch Game 5? Player catcher for the coach hitting fungoes:

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

José Quintana será el abridor de los Cubs, si hay quinto partido contra los Dodgers en la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Nacional. El colombiano dijo que si rutina fue totalmente para abrir el jueves, así que no cree que entre a relevar este miércoles, sin importar la situación de partido. Los Cubs enfrentan eliminación esta noche en su Wrigley Field.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Keuchel is out, the Astros' bullpen is in. Of the 58 best-of-7 postseason series that have been tied 2-2, the Game 5 winner has won series 41 times (70.7 percent).

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

As of 6:02P CST, there is a strong wind blowing straight out to center at Wrigley Field.