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W 3-2
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Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

CHICAGO (AP) Kike Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers romped past the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday night behind Clayton Kershaw to reach the World Series for the first time in almost three decades.

Kershaw breezed through six crisp innings and Cody Bellinger had three hits as Los Angeles ended Chicago's title defense with a dominant performance in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series.

Hernandez connected on the first two pitches he saw, belting a solo drive in the second against Jose Quintana and a grand slam in the third against Hector Rondon. Hernandez added a two-run shot in the ninth against Mike Montgomery.

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Leaders
AVG: K. Bryant.295
HR: A. Rizzo32
RBI: A. Rizzo109
SB: J. Báez10
W: J. Arrieta14
ERA: J. Arrieta3.53
Saves: W. Davis32
K: J. Lester180
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Chi Cubs 9270.568-
Milwaukee 8676.5316
St. Louis 8379.5129
Pittsburgh 7587.46317
Cincinnati 6894.42024
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (16)
Runs: 822 (4)
Hits: 1402 (16)
Home Runs: 223 (9)
Stolen Bases: 62 (24)
OBP: .338 (4)
SLG: .437 (7)
Total Bases: 2403 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.95 (7)
Runs Allowed: 695 (7)
Saves: 38 (16)
Strikeouts: 1439 (8)
OpBA: .238 (4)
OBP: .315 (10)
SLG: .398 (6)
Run Support: 5.11 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/4 L. Farrell Acquired Off Waivers Cincinnati
10/4 F. Peña Designated for Assignment
10/2 E. Butler Called Up from Minors
10/2 A. Mills Called Up from Minors
10/2 D. Underwood Jr. Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/13 K. Uehara Right knee infection (day-to-day)
8/18 J. Grimm off 10-day DL
8/18 J. Lester off 10-day DL
8/10 W. Contreras off 10-day DL
8/9 K. Uehara off 10-day DL
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