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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

This is the second time this season Clayton Kershaw has allowed three or more runs through two innings. He allowed four through two innings at Pittsburgh on June 26, otherwise known as the day he injured his back.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' bullpen threw 107 pitches in Game 5 on Thursday's and likely will be pressed into duty in Game 6 as Clayton Kershaw is at 46 pitches through two innings.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell has had an extra base hit in 3 consecutive playoff games after having just one in his first 11.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

After throwing 30 pitches in the first inning, it's now imperative for Clayton Kershaw to not only put zeroes on the board but have good pitch efficiency. Let's see if the Cubs try and work the count to make him run up his pitch count.

J.A. Adande @jadande

Through an inning and a half the Dodgers have given away an out and a baserunner.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Last time Clayton Kershaw gave up more than one run in the first inning? How about June 27, 2015! That was 44 starts ago, counting the postseason.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Tonight is the latest date on the calendar that the Cubs have played a home game at Wrigley Field. Last year, they were eliminated Oct. 21. The Cubs played home games of the 1910 World Series on Oct. 22 and 23, but that was at their first home park, West Side Grounds.

Dan Mullen 

Cubs are 41-13 this season when Dexter Fowler gets on base in the first inning, which is exactly what Chicago's leadoff hitter did to put the Cubs in front tonight.

Baseball Tonight @BBTN

This is the first time all season that Kershaw has allowed 2 runs in the first inning of a game.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Who said Mardi Gras was indigenous to New Orleans? It's a festival outside Wrigley Field.


Bucci Mane @Buccigross

The last World Series game played at Wrigley Field was October 10th, 1945. Cubs lost Game 7 to the Tigers 9-3. Game 3 of W.S. is next Friday

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Cubs hitters clearly taking the same approach they took in Games 4-5 - shortening up, trying to stay in center of field or the other way. It's working