Cubs win! Cubs win! For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series! They dominated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 to win the National League Championship. Keep reading for all the details.
The two best teams in the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs battled it out in a brutal NLCS playoff series. Ultimately Chicago was the better, stronger team and they came out on top. The Cubs took an early lead, thanks to Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo hitting a pair of home runs off of LA’s pitcher, Clayton Kershaw. Clayton was retired after five innings and after that, the game was pretty much over. After nine innings, Chicago won by a score of 5-0.
WOW! For the first time in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series! They’ll now face the Cleveland Indians. The American League champion Indian team will have home field advantage in the match-up as the AL came out on top during the 2016 MLB All-Star game. Congrats to the Cubs who now have their work cut-out for them against a ferocious Indian team.
— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) October 23, 2016
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 23, 2016
The Dodgers rode their ace Clayton Kershaw hard throughout this series while the Cubs leaned on the strong arms of Jon Lester and Mike Montgomery. This was a fantastic series with amazing plays from both teams. Home runs, strong pitching, a few shutouts and lots of tense moments made this a memorable series.
The Cubs made it into the NLCS after putting together the strongest record in the majors for the 2016 regular season with 103 wins on only 58 losses. The Cubbies first faced the San Francisco Giants who they beat in 4 games in the NLDS. The Dodgers had a decent record of 91-71 and squeaked by the Washington Nationals needing 5 games in their NLDS bout. Now it is time for the best of the NL to take on the top of the AL in the fall classic!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about the new NLCS champions? Did your favorite team win? Who will you be rooting for in the World Series? Let us know who you got in the big series!