Cubs facing elimination - again - in Game 5

Ross Houston
October 20, 2017

Enrique Hernandez made the Cubs' NL Championship Series comeback attempt almost impossible to overcome with a third-inning grand slam in Game 5 at Wrigley Field to give the Dodgers a 7-0 lead.

The Dodgers had stretched out to a 3-0 lead in this best of seven series, but failed at the first of four attempts they will have to claim one more in to claim the pennant and make their way to the World Series 2017.

Jake Arrieta worked 6.2 innings and only allowed three hits and one run with an impressive nine punchouts.


The other runs came on Cody Bellinger's RBI double in the first and Justin Turner's RBI single in the second.

The Cubs called on Davis in the eighth inning. The broadcast showed Granderson miss the pitch, and the play wasn't reviewable.

But it still all worked out for Wade Davis and the Cubs, as Granderson struck out (again) on the ensuing pitch.


A scoreless ninth means attention turns to Thursday's Game 5 at Wrigley.

In order to beat Kershaw, the Cubs will utilize a lineup that is extremely similar to the one that they put forth on Wednesday night.

With the Dodgers leading the Cubs 3-0 with the bases loaded and nobody out in this potential closeout game, Chicago went to the bullpen and brought in Hector Rondon to replace starter Jose Quintana in the third.


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