After struggling offensively early in the NLCS, the Chicago Cubs have turned it around and they won game 5 over the L.A. Dodgers, 8-4. The pressure has been building on the Cubs after they went down 2-1 earlier in the series, but their offense has come to life in the past two games, scoring 10 runs in game 4 and now 8 in game 5, after being shutout in both games 2 and 3.

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Addison Russell hit a 2-run home run for the second straight game, which put the Cubs up 3-1 in the 6th inning, and they would go on to add 5 more runs in the 8th and outlast the Dodger, who scored in both the 8th and 9th innings. Jon Lester was dominant for 7 innings, only giving up 1 earned run off 5 hits, and also striking out 6 as well.


The Cubs are now on the verge of getting to their first World Series since 1945, and of course that means they are one step closer to potentially winning the World Series, which would be their first in 108 years. And while they will like their chances, returning to Chicago for game 6, they will have to go through Clayton Kershaw, who shut them down in game 2, only allowing 2 hits and no runs while striking out 6.

The Cubs have also struggled with left-handed pitching in the postseason, struggling against Madison Bumgarner in the NLDS and Rich Hill in game 3 against the Dodgers. However, the home field advantage will certainly inspire the young Cubs, with the atmosphere at Wrigley Field surely to be electric.