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104-58, 1st in NL West

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

You can analyze all the numbers and metrics and managerial decisions, but the Dodgers are one win away their first World Series appearance since 1988 because they've completely shut down the Cubs' offense. Through three games, they've held the Cubs to a .160 average while striking out 32 batters and issuing just four walks. It's not over until it's over and if anyone knows about impossible comebacks it's Theo Epstein, but this one looks over.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

After a 6-1 NLCS Game 3 victory, the Dodgers are shaking hands with a 3-0 series lead and a chance to finish off the sweep Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The Cubs have some late life after an Alex Avila single and an Albert Almora double to lead off the ninth inning. But they still have a long ways to go to catch the Dodgers in Game 3.

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Darvish delivers in Game 3 (0:59)
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Dodgers score on passed ball (0:38)

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Chicago fans are exiting the ballpark early as the wheels have completely come off for the Cubs late in Game 3.

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Darvish draws RBI walk (0:26)
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Taylor crushes one to center (0:28)
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Ethier's liner ties game (0:27)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Yu Darvish needed just seven pitches to get through the six and is at 76 for the game. There is a pronounced nervous energy at Wrigley Field right now.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

In a somewhat curious decision given how well his bullpen has pitched, Dave Roberts does not bat for Yu Darvish with the bases loaded and a chance to blow the game wide open. So of course Darvish draws a four-pitch walk because that's the kind of postseason it's been so far for Roberts: Every decision turns to gold.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Interesting decision from Dave Roberts in the sixth. He had Curtis Granderson in the on-deck circle, but pulled him back to let Yu Darvish hit for himself with the bases loaded and two out ... and Carl Edwards Jr. walked Darvish, adding to L.A.'s lead. It's been that kind of postseason for the Dodgers (and Edwards) so far.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Wow. A gift run for the Dodgers to push the lead to 4-1. Yu Darvish, who wasn't going to swing had the Cubs' Carl Edwards walked up to the plate and placed the ball on a tee, walks him on four pitches to force in a run.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Now, likely spurred on by my Old Hoss Radbourn reference, Dave Roberts has Tony Watson throwing in the Dodgers' bullpen. Anthony Rizzo is leading off the sixth for the Cubs.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish has thrown just 69 pitches through five innings and apparently no one is warming up in the Dodgers' bullpen. Tough to say because the bullpens are behind the wall at Wrigley Field, but the scoreboard lists only the Cubs' Carl Edwards as throwing at the moment. Anyway, if Darvish comes out for the sixth, in a 2017 Dodgers playoff context, that kind of puts him in the same class as Old Hoss Radbourn.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

What started as a promising night for the Cubs' offense has been followed by a string of zeroes against Yu Darvish in NLCS Game 3 -- something Chicago couldn't afford to have happen with Los Angeles' lights-out bullpen looming.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Yu Darvish is facing the lineup for the third time, although his splits were a little strange this season. First: .554 OPS allowed; second: .799 (!); third: .691. Dave Roberts had a quick hook in his NLDS start and with a 3-1 lead may not hesitate to go to the bullpen here if Darvish surrenders a couple baserunners.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN Stats & Info: Chris Taylor of the Dodgers hit a Game 1 homer as a center fielder. His mammoth shot tonight came as a shortstop. He's the first player in postseason history to homer at those two positions in the same playoff season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

One good sign for the Cubs: They had a chase rate of 40 percent on pitches outside the strike zone through their first seven postseason games, including 43 percent in Game 2, but are at 22 percent through three innings. On the other hand, Yu Darvish is throwing strikes with 32 out of 45 pitches strikes and no walks so far. Remember, the Dodgers bullpen has been hot with eight hitless innings in the series. The Cubs may need to get to Darvish in the next couple of innings.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The go-ahead home run Chris Taylor hit off Kyle Hendricks tonight is the longest tracked by Statcast this postseason. Not bad for a guy who had zero home runs in 233 career at-bats with the Mariners before being acquired by the Dodgers in June of 2016.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Another great defensive play at first base by Cody Bellinger. Dave Roberts called him a future Gold Glove winner the other day and he definitely has the hands and range to do that. But he can also play the outfield and it wouldn't surprise me if he ended up there next season, with the Dodgers bringing in a big-bat first baseman.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

From Sarah Langs of ESPN Stats & Info: Kyle Hendricks has now allowed multiple home runs in consecutive playoff games. That had never happened to him in the regular season in his career.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Taylor does it again, putting the Dodgers ahead in the third. He got ahead of Kyle Hendricks 3-1 then unloaded on a sinker in the middle-middle part of the plate, putting it over the batter's eye in center field. Statcast had it at 444 feet. The pressure is mounting on the Cubs to do some damage against Yu Darvish before this game goes to the bullpens.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Then, after Yu Darvish keeps the Cubs to that one run, on the second pitch of the second, L.A. ties on an Andre Ethier blast off the scoreboard above the right-field fence. That's the fifth career postseason homer for the dean of the Dodgers.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs77012th
Batting Average.24922nd
On Base Percentage.3346th
Slugging Percentage.4378th
Earned Run Average3.382nd
Quality Starts68Tied-16th
WHIP1.151st
BAA.2281st