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NLCS: Cubs Avoid Sweep, Out-Homer Dodgers in 3-2 Win

Cubs avoid Elimination to live for another day.

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The Chicago Cubs, were faced with elimination in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and lived to see another day, as they defeated L.A. 3-2.

Jake Arrieta was tabbed with trying to keep the Cubs in the series and avoid a 4-game sweep, and even though he struggled with his control walking five batters, he only allowed one run on three hits and struck out nine batters.

The Dodgers Alex Wood didn’t fair as well, allowing three runs on three solo home runs, in 4.2 innings.

In the Bottom of the second, Willson Contreras homered to open up the scoring and two batters later, Javier Baez hit a solo shot to extend the lead to 2-0.

The Dodgers pulled within a run in the third on Cody Bellinger‘s first dinger of the series.

In the fifth, Baez launched his second home run of the game to put the Cubs up 3-1. Then in this homer happy game, Justin Turner pulled the Dodgers within a run in the top of the eighth, with his second home run of the series, a lead-off shot off closer Wade Davis.

After a walk to Yasiel Puig, Davis retired Andre Eithier and Curtis Granderson for the first two outs of the inning. He then walked Yasmani Grandal moving the tying run to second, but got Chase Utley swinging on a 95 MPH four seam fastball to end the threat.

In the ninth, Davis struck out Austin Barnes, walked Chris Taylor and then induced a ground ball double play off the bat of Bellinger, sending Chicago to a Game 4 victory and extending the series to at least another day.

Both teams will be at it again on Thursday night with the Dodgers looking to close out the series and the Cubs hoping to force a Game 6 in Los Angeles.

 

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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