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Dan Shulman @DShulman_ESPN

Joe Maddon credits winter ball with why Baez, Contreras etc seem so confident in playoffs: "the pressure they experience there helps here"

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

All 3 Cubs catchers have now homered in this postseason because, well, of course they have!

Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

"Clayton Kershaw's postseason legacy is finally complete!" /two weeks pass "Nah, though!" Playoff narratives stink.

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Willson Contreras takes Clayton Kershaw deep! Contreras with the lead-off HR gives Cubs 4-0 lead in the 4th.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs versus Clayton Kershaw's fastball so far: 5 hits, 4 swings and misses. Amazing. Got one hit off his fastball all night in Game 2

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cubs are 5-for-13 against Clayton Kershaw's fastball and slider through 3 innings. They were 1-for-21 in at-bats ending in those pitches in Game 2 of the NLCS.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Through three innings, Clayton Kershaw has gotten to two strikes on 10 batters, but fanned just two of them, Kyle Hendricks and Javier Baez. During the regular season he had a strikeout rate of 53 percent with two strikes.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Strangely, Clayton Kershaw has thrown just 7 curveballs through 3 innings. Playing into the hands of a Cubs team hunting hard stuff away.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

This is the second time this season Clayton Kershaw has allowed three or more runs through two innings. He allowed four through two innings at Pittsburgh on June 26, otherwise known as the day he injured his back.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' bullpen threw 107 pitches in Game 5 on Thursday's and likely will be pressed into duty in Game 6 as Clayton Kershaw is at 46 pitches through two innings.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell has had an extra base hit in 3 consecutive playoff games after having just one in his first 11.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

After throwing 30 pitches in the first inning, it's now imperative for Clayton Kershaw to not only put zeroes on the board but have good pitch efficiency. Let's see if the Cubs try and work the count to make him run up his pitch count.

J.A. Adande @jadande

Through an inning and a half the Dodgers have given away an out and a baserunner.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Last time Clayton Kershaw gave up more than one run in the first inning? How about June 27, 2015! That was 44 starts ago, counting the postseason.