The Chicago Cubs have reached the World Series for the first time since 1945.
Down two games to one on the road in Los Angeles and having been shut out for more than 20 consecutive innings by Dodger pitching, the Cubs roared back to win three games in a row to take the National League Championship Series, outscoring L.A. by a total of 23 runs to six in Games 4.. 5 and 6.
Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (7-1/3 innings) pitched his best game of the year, allowing just two hits, to earn the win in the 5-0 Game 6 clincher. The Dodgers were so dominated, they couldn't get a runner past first base. The few runners they had were erased from the base-paths on a successful pickoff attempt and three Cubs double plays.
Cubs first-baseman Anthony Rizzo broke out of a hitless personal drought at Wrigley Field to homer, off Clayton Kershaw, and double as the Chicago hitting star of the night.
The Cubs will attempt to completely erase the supposed curse that has kept them from winning a World Series in 108 years -- do you know the Steve Bartman story? -- starting Tuesday night (10/25/2016) on the road versus the Cleveland Indians.