MLB Baseball

Cubs roll, take 3-2 lead back to Wrigley

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

LOS ANGELES (AP) One win away. Two chances at home. Seven decades of waiting.

The Chicago Cubs closed in on their first World Series trip since 1945 by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday in Game 5 of their National League playoff.

Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings , Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series.


AL Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 M. Trout, LAA123
2t M. Betts, Bos122
2t J. Donaldson, Tor122
4 I. Kinsler, Det117
5 G. Springer, Hou116
6 X. Bogaerts, Bos115
7 J. Altuve, Hou108
8t R. Canó, Sea107
8t I. Desmond, Tex107
10t M. Machado, Bal105
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NL Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 K. Bryant, ChC121
2 N. Arenado, Col116
3 C. Blackmon, Col111
4 P. Goldschmidt, Ari106
5 C. Seager, LAD105
6 D. LeMahieu, Col104
7t F. Freeman, Atl102
7t J. Segura, Ari102
9 J. Votto, Cin101
10 W. Myers, SD99
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