The Chicago Cubs dominated the Los Angeles Dodgers to take Game 6, 5-0. They are now headed to their first time since 1945.
The Cubs came into the game having to face one of the best pitchers in all of Major League Baseball while the Dodgers were against one of the most consist Cub pitchers
The Cubs went into the Game 6 ready to roll. Dexter Fowler got the offense started with a ground rule double to right field. Kris Bryant scored Fowler on a single to right. Rizzo then hit a deep fly ball straight at Dodger’s left fielder Andrew Toles. He dropped the ball which allowed Bryant to advance to third and Rizzo to be safe at second. Ben Zobrist hit a sacrifice fly to center, Bryant scored, and Rizzo moved to third. Cubs up 2-0 at the end of the first inning.
Josh Reddick hit a rocket toward Javy Baez during the second inning in which he bobbled. Reddick was safe at first on the error. The Dodgers could not capitalize on that after Reddick was picked off first base by Hendricks.
Addison Russell continued the hot hitting by hitting a double to left in the bottom of the second. Fowler drove in Russell on a two-out single to left. He then got caught in a rundown and was tagged out trying to stretch the play.
Top of the 4th inning, Wilson Contreras opened the inning off with a solo home run to left.
Rizzo opened the game wide open when he hit a 392 ft. home run to right field.
Hendricks was magical on the mound tonight. He pitched 7 1/3 inning scoreless inning, giving up only two hits and striking out six batters. He had a big pick off early in the game to get Reddick out and eliminate any chance of him scoring. Aroldis Chapman came in for the five out save and struck out one.
Dodgers needed to come into Game 6 ready to hit but did not do that one bit. The offense was nonexistent as well as Kershaw’s usual dominance.
Kershaw went five innings giving up five runs on seven hits while striking out four batters.
Javy Baez and Jon Lester were named Co-MVP of the NLCS for their great series.
“We’re certainly not done.” -Kris Bryant.
The Cubs who have been the heavy favorite all year long are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1945. They are not letting curses get in the way of their goal of bringing a World Series Championship to the north side of Chicago for the first time since 1908.
The Cubs will take on the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the World Series in Cleveland Tuesday night.