Live blog: 2016 NLCS Game 1 – Cubs vs. Dodgers

We’re live blogging Game 1 of the 2016 National League Championship Series – Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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KP checking in

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Big support from Cubs fans for Kyle Schwarber in opening introductions

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Big support from Cubs fans for Kyle Schwarber in opening introductions

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Big support from Cubs fans for Kyle Schwarber in opening introductions

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One up. One down.

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Seager rips a single to center. One on. Two outs.

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Lester gets Puig, and the Cubs are coming to bat.

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Fowler singles to center. B1

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Bryant drives in Fowler with a double off the left field wall. Cubs up, 1-0. B1.

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Maeda gets three straight outs after Bryant’s rbi. To the 2nd we go…

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Lester walks Hernandez. Now two on in the 2nd. One out.

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Zobrist with a perfect throw to get Gonzalez at the plate. Also, Adrian Gonzalez is not fast.

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Bill Murray on the video board, chugging a beer.

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Heyward with a leadoff double in the 2nd.

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Cubs now up 3-0. Baez scores from third after horrible pickoff attempt from Ruiz.

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Baez puts a ton of pressure on defenses every time he’s on base.

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Good at-bat’s, smart base running and more quality defense. The 2016 Cubs.

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And a few plugs for tonight:
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@WGNRadio

@WGNRadioSports

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Fowler broke his belt making that diving catch in the 4th.

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Andre Ethier pinch-hit homer in the 5th. Cubs still up 3-1.

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Lester cruising. At 77 pitches through 6. Rob Zastryzny warming though. Cubs up 3-1.

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Another hit for Baez, a double down the first base line.

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Lot of talk on social about Lester getting pulled early. There was a scoring opportunity for the Cubs in a tight game. Runner at second, with a two run lead, it was worth getting a bat at the plate rather than Lester.

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Pedro Strop into pitch. Cubs up 3-1. Runner at first for LA.

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Aroldis Chapman in to pitch in the 8th. Bases loaded. No outs. Cubs up 3-1.

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One down. K’s Seager

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103 mph Chapman fastball gets Puig swinging. 2 down.

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Gonzalez rips one up the middle. Tie game. 3-3.

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Headed to the bottom of the 8th

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Zobrist a leadoff double in the 8th

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Coghlan in to hit for Ross. 2 outs. Runners at first and second. 3-3. B8.

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Unbelievable. Miguel Montero hit a grand slam in the 8th. Then Fowler hits a solo shot to right. Cubs up 8-3.

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Dodgers makes it 8-4 in the 9th. Cubs trying to hang on. 

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Double play to win it. Cubs take game one, 8-4. Listen to our True Blue postgame show at 11p!