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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson continues to celebrate as the Dodgers take a 9-0 lead in the NLCS.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

This is a great list from ESPN Stats & Info. There have been six players in MLB history to have a two-homer game on the road at Wrigley Field. The first five were Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Will Clark and Chipper Jones. Now, tonight, you can add the Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez.

Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter 

Nothing like watching Magic watching Kershaw!!

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

For all of the talk about the Dodgers' patience at the plate, Enrique Hernandez has seen two pitches and belted both of them for home runs in NLCS Game 5.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson is getting excited as he watches the Dodgers play in the NLCS with a chance to get to the World Series with a win.

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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

All you need to know about NLCS Game 5: Jose Quintana is out of the game before Clayton Kershaw has allowed a hit. It looks like it's going to be a long night for Cubs fans.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Dodgers were 77-2 this season when leading by three or more runs at any point of the game.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Con el 0-3 en contra, casa llena y sin outs, José Quintana sale de la loma a favor del relevista Héctor Rondón. Joe Maddon sabe que no hay tiempo que perder porque no hay mañana para sus Cubs. En dos entradas, Quintana aceptó seis hits y las tres carreras, una base por bolas y un ponche. Deja tres corredores en su cuenta sin outs.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers jumped all over Jose Quintana tonight. After a double by Chris Taylor, an RBI single by Justin Turner and two more singles by Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig to start the third, Quintana is done. With L.A. up 3-0, the bases loaded, and with no outs, the win probability ticker at fangraphs.com now gives the Dodgers an 85 percent chance to win this one, even before accounting for the fact that Clayton Kershaw has worked two hitless innings and looks on top of his game. The Dodgers have never been closer to their first pennant since 1988.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Talking to reporters before the game, Theo Epstein was asked about the Cubs bullpen performance in the postseason. He pointed out the Cubs were 30th of 30th in bullpen walk rate. Anyway, they were sixth in the majors in ERA despite the walks, but a desperate situation here for Hector Rondon to not let the game get out of hand.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

This is Clayton Kershaw's sixth NLCS start since 2013. In three of those, the Dodgers were shut out. Last year, he beat the Cubs 1-0. The Dodgers won his first start 5-2, but scored three of those runs after he left the game. In other words, this 2-0 lead is the biggest Kershaw has had in an NLCS game in recent years.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Walking platoon split Kike Hernandez pushes the Dodgers' lead to 2-0 with a solo homer to center to start the second inning. Hernandez hit .159 with one homer off righties this season, but .270 with 10 homers off lefties. Given the state of the respective bullpens, the pressure is intensifying on the Cubs.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

How big was the Dodgers' early run in NLCS Game 5? According to ESPN Stats & Info, The Dodgers went 14-1 during the regular season and are 1-0 in the postseason when they score first in Clayton Kershaw starts.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw worked around a one-out walk of Cubs LF Kyle Schwarber to put up a scoreless first in 18 pitches. He hit 95 to 96 with his fastball four times. The Dodgers' ace looks amped up. You can't blame him.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Clayton Kershaw walks Kyle Schwarber on a 96-mph 3-2 fastball and Cubs fans are trying to get a "Ker-shawwww ... Ker-shawwww" chant going between pitches.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Well, that didn't take long. Three batters into NLCS Game 5, the Dodgers have given Clayton Kershaw a lead to work with on Cody Bellinger's RBI double to right.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time in the NLCS, the Dodgers strike first. Cody Bellinger lined a double into the right-field corner to score Chris Taylor from first base. Bellinger ended up at third on the throw. He's there with one out and Yasiel Puig at the dish.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

It's still a nice night for Chicago in mid-October, but the temperature is considerably cooler and the wind isn't blowing out quite as much as in Games 3 or 4, which could cut down on the number of home runs we see tonight.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Something to keep an eye on: According to ESPN Stats & Info, Clayton Kershaw has allowed first-pitch 14 hits, including four homers, since the start of September. That's the most of any MLB pitcher. In his Game 1 start, the Cubs swung at just three of 20 first pitches against Kershaw.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Will the Cubs fly the W tonight?

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Cubs fans are streaming into Wrigley Field for Game 5 with one thought in mind: Send the NLCS back to Los Angeles.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

It's not at 2016 postseason levels, but there is certainly more energy in the air in Wrigleyville tonight than prior to the past two NLCS games in Chicago.

Leonte Landino ESPN Deportes 

Still not official anything about Alex Cora and the Red Sox. Cora has not been notified about anything from the Red Sox organization. All rumors so far. Sources say it is expected his designation as the new manager but nothing official yet.

Pedro Gomez MLB 

The Dodgers' lumber yard.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Yasiel Puig, a man in constant motion: