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Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.com Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana tries to collect himself in the third inning during Game 5 of the National League championship series at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Thursday night.
Cubs chance at repeat ends as Dodgers drub them out of playoffs
The Chicago Cubs hopes of a miracle comeback in the NLCS ended abruptly Thursday night at Wrigley Field. The Los Angeles Dodgers scored 9 runs over the first four innings on the way to a 11-1 victory. They won the series four games to one, ending the Cubs reign as defending world champions.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon during Game 5 of the National League championship series at Wrigley Field in Chicago. “The players have gotten us to the NLCS for the third year in a row, and I hope that's something that nobody ever takes for granted here — or anywhere else,” said Cubs manager Joe Maddon. “I think any fan base throughout Major League Baseball would be very appreciative of a group of players that gets this deep into the season three consecutive years.”
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell looks dejected in the dugout as Game 5 of the National League Championship Series Thursday at Wrigley Field in Chicago comes to an end.
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Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez protects the ball from Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas during the first half of the game Thursday in Toronto.
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Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws in the fourth inning during Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. That was likely Arrieta’s swan song as a Cub as Cubs management will shake Arrieta’s hand, thank him for everything and wish him well in the offseason.
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