Dodgers rout Cubs to reach first World Series since 1988

The Los Angeles Dodgers hit their way to becoming National League Champions in rout of the Chicago Cubs.

11-1 was the final score of Game 5 of the NLCS in which the Dodgers got revenge on the Cubs with a World Series berth–their first since 1988.

The last time the Dodgers made it to the World Series they won it all, and it looks like they may be destined to win it again this year.

On the 29th anniversary of Kirk Gibson’s walk-off home run that won the Dodgers their last championship, Justin Turner hit a walk-off home run to put L.A. up 2-0 on Chicago.

Now that the Dodgers have made it back to the grand stage, with their bats awoken, it feels like the World Series title is theirs for the taking.

Every game L.A. has had a different hero. In Game 5 it was Kike Hernandez.

In four at-bats, Hernandez hit three home runs and had seven RBIs.

Although Hernandez was special in the Dodgers’ World Series clincher, Turner and Chris Taylor were named co-MVPs for the NLCS.

L.A.’s bats may have come alive but Clayton Kershaw shut down Chicago only surrendering three hits and one run in six innings to go along with five strikeouts.

It was a total team effort for the Dodgers to get to the World Series–including excellent pitching from their bullpen that hasn’t allowed any runs the entire postseason.

Next up the Dodgers take on the Houston Astros or the New York Yankees, and after only losing once so far this postseason, they’ll be ready for either.


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