Cubs roll, take 3-2 lead back to Wrigley

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

LOS ANGELES (AP) One win away. Two chances at home. Seven decades of waiting.

The Chicago Cubs closed in on their first World Series trip since 1945 by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday in Game 5 of their National League playoff.

Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings , Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series.


AL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1 M. Trumbo, Bal47
2 N. Cruz, Sea43
3t K. Davis, Oak42
3t B. Dozier, Min42
3t E. Encarnación, Tor42
6 T. Frazier, CWS40
7 R. Canó, Sea39
8t M. Cabrera, Det38
8t C. Davis, Bal38
8t D. Ortiz, Bos38
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NL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1t N. Arenado, Col41
1t C. Carter, Mil41
3 K. Bryant, ChC39
4 M. Kemp, Atl35
5 F. Freeman, Atl34
6t J. Bruce, NYM33
6t A. Duvall, Cin33
8 A. Rizzo, ChC32
9t Y. Céspedes, NYM31
9t Y. Tomás, Ari31
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