Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem in Game 2, but Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo almost took him deep. Their matchup in Game 6 could highlight the tiny margins between being and beating the best.
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In NLCS Game 6, the Cubs will go to the closest thing to Greg Maddux since, well, Greg Maddux. What does the Hall of Famer think of Chicago's starter?
When the Dodgers play Game 6, you won't be able to miss the impact of Ned Colletti, their former GM and still-active voice of experience.
Breaking down the postseason so far
Are managers relying on their bullpens too much? Should they expect more from their starters? And who's been the biggest disappointment this postseason? Keith Law, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski discuss. MLB Roundtable (Insider)
Charles Moynihan ESPN
Game 6 of the NLCS is Saturday night in Chicago. If the Cubs win, the celebration will be 'slightly' more boisterous as they would advance to their first World Series since 1945.
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
Unlike the Cubs' bats the past two nights, all is quiet inside Wrigley Field a day before Game 6 of the NLCS.
Russell goes "back-to-back"
At 22 years, 271 days old, Addison Russell became the 2nd-youngest shortstop in postseason history to homer in consecutive games, with a long ball in Games 4 and 5 of the NLCS. The only one younger is the Dodgers' Corey Seager (22 years, 165 days old), who did it in the NLDS, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
En octubre: Sin bullpen no hay paraíso
Tener relevistas eficaces ha pasado de ser un lujo a ser una necesidad para los equipos de Grandes Ligas, fundamentalmente para los que juegan en octubre en busca de un anillo de Serie Mundial. Leer
Manny Mota, una presencia constante en Dodger Stadium
Cientos de jugadores, coaches y directivos han entrado y salido del Dodger Stadium en el último medio siglo, pero por buenas razones algunas cosas, como la permanencia de Manny Mota, siguen iguales en Chávez Ravine. Leer y mirar
With an 8-4 victory in Los Angeles Thursday night, the Chicago Cubs took a 3-2 NLCS lead over the LA Dodgers and now head back to Chicago just one...
A pitch clock in baseball? It could one day be named after the Dodgers' Pedro Baez, who is averaging over 30 seconds between pitches this postseason.
The Dodgers clearly had a plan to rattle Cubs lefty Jon Lester on Thursday, but it seemed to backfire on them; plus the latest NLCS notes/links.
Buster Olney talks to Karl Ravech, Justin Havens & Raul Ibanez about how the Dodgers' attempt to get in the head of Jon Lester may have backfired, look ahead to Game 6 & more. Plus, a chat with Indians pitcher Ryan Merritt.
Buster Olney recaps the Cubs' critical Game 5 win over the Dodgers, Jon Lester's key performance on the mound and looks ahead to a stellar matchup in Game 6.
Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer
$11,600: Price a fan paid for on StubHub for two front row seats next to Dodgers dugout for Game 6 at Wrigley on Saturday.
In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers remain in the middle ground -- at least until fans are convinced those big contracts will lead to a title.
A rock-solid bullpen has taken the Dodgers this far, but Dave Roberts' quick hook has taken its toll and could lead to L.A.'s NLCS demise.
Let this sink in: The Cubs are heading home a single victory away from their first World Series trip since 1945. They've planned for this moment all along, so what could go wrong? Plenty.
Need a bat? Leggings? Matt Szczur isn't on the 25-man postseason roster, but he's lending everything he can to the Cubs.
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.
Charles Moynihan ESPN
Here is another look at the Cubs celebrating their Game 5 victory over the Dodgers.
The Dodgers again couldn't figure out Cubs lefty Jon Lester, who ruled Game 5 and sent the NLCS back to Wrigley with Chicago a win from the Series.
Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer
Goodnight from Dodger Stadium where the Chicago Cubs will go home with a 3-2 lead in the NLCS.
Dodgers @ Cubs
Wrigley Field - Sat 10/22