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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Hang onto your hats, kids. Justin Turner greets Cubs closer Wade Davis with a moonshot way into the Chicago night to draw the Dodgers within a run. L.A. still has six outs with which to work.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

In perhaps his final start as a Cub, Jake Arrieta gave all he could in going 6.2 innings. He gave up 3 hits, 5 walks and 9 strikeouts and just one run. He threw 111 pitches. He'll be a free agent after the season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jake Arrieta may have thrown his final pitch as a member of the Cubs. He gave it his all tonight, throwing 111 pitches of vintage Jake Arrieta baseball. Over the past four seasons, he's second in the majors in ERA among starters to Clayton Kershaw and he leaves with a 3-1 lead after Brian Duensing gets Cody Bellinger to escape the jam. A free agent after the season, speculation is Arrieta signs with another team.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Se fue Jake Arrieta después de seis entradas y dos tercios y de que fue incapaz de sacar el último out en el séptimo inning contra los Dodgers. Arrieta fue el primer abridor de la actual Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Nacional que supera los 100 lanzamientos. Frenó a los Dodgers en tres hits, incluido el jonrón del novato Cody Bellinger que hasta la séptima entrada tenía en el marcador 3-1 a favor de los Cubs. Arrieta ponchó a nueve, pero regaló cinco pasaportes. El relevista Brian Duensing sacó el último out de ese séptimo inning con dos pitcheos.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Opponents are 0-28 with 11 K in at-bats ending with a Masahiro Tanaka splitter this postseason. The Astros were 0-9 with 4 K against it in Game 5. Tanaka has excelled when the splitter has just the right amount of vertical drop to it. In this game, it dropped at an average speed of 14.8 feet per second when it crossed the plate. The range at which he's performed best this season is 14.0 to 15.4 feet per second. All 3 playoff starts have been 14.8 to 15.0 feet per second.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

This is turning into a little bit of a best-case scenario for Joe Maddon, since he hasn't had to burn through his bullpen. Jake Arrieta is at 89 pitches and Maddon said before the game that Wade Davis is available for multiple innings. You have to think he's hoping he only has to use those two the rest of the way. If somebody else gets in the game, it's probably not good news for the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez is the youngest Cub ever with a multi homer playoff game. He has 4 postseason home runs at Wrigley Field, tied with Kyle Schwarber for most in this ballpark.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Uneven outing for the Dodgers' Alex Wood. Struck out seven but the Cubs didn't get cheated on any of the three solo homers they hit so you have to wonder if Wood's command was a tick off. But it's still just a two-run game.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

El manager de los Dodgers Dave Roberts sacó a su abridor Alex Wood, después de que Javy Báez pegó jonrón, su segundo de la noche y el lanzador de los Cubs Jake Arrieta dio sencillo. Wood apenas tenía 70 pitcheos en su primera salida desde el 26 de septiembre pasado. Sólo permitió cuatro hits, pero tres fueron cuadrangulares; ponchó a siete, sin base por bolas en cuatro entradas y un tercio. Fue relevado por el derecho Ross Stripling con el partido 1-3 abajo los Dodgers de los Cubs en la quinta entrada.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Ese segundo jonrón de Javy Báez es el número 32 por un pelotero de 25 años de edad o menos esta postemporada, lo cual es una nueva marca histórica. La marca anterior era de 28, establecida en la postemporada 2015. Al momento de redactar estas líneas, los 5 cuadrangulares conectados en los partidos de hoy han sido todos por jugadores de 25 años de edad o menos: Gary Sánchez, Willson Contreras, Báez y Cody Bellinger.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

From 0-for-the-postseason to two home runs and a curtain call in a must-win NLCS Game 4, the story of Javier Baez's October has taken a drastic turn tonight at Wrigley Field.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Outside of one pitch that Cody Bellinger drove over the right-field wall, Jake Arrieta is doing his part on a night when the wind is blowing out at Wrigley. With Wade Davis available for multiple innings tonight, a deep outing from Arrieta to get to the closer would go a long ways toward extending the Cubs' season for at least another day.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Willson Contreras' home run was measured at 491 feet by Statcast, the longest postseason HR since 2015.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Vaya manera de romper la sequía de imparables de Javy Báez. El boricua conectó cuadrangular por el jardín izquierdo; su primer hit en toda la actual postemporada. El jonrón de Báez puso 2-0 el marcado a favor de los Cachorros sobre los Dodgers en la segunda entrada del cuarto partido de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Nacional.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Aaron Judge said the Yankees are feeling confident heading into Game 6 of the ALCS -- particularly after defeating nemesis Dallas Keuchel in Game 5. "He doesn't make mistakes," said Judge. "If he ever gets into a groove, man, he's unhittable. So for us, it was just about -- just keep having quality at-bats, and kind of feed off this momentum into Houston."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Javier Báez rompió una racha de cero hits en 20 turnos en postemporada con su jonrón contra el abridor Alex Wood, quedándose a un turno de igualar la marca histórica de la franquicia. Los Cachorros tomaron la ventaja 1-0 en la segunda entrada con un jonrón de 491 pies de distancia del receptor venezolano Willson Contreras, la cual fue luego ampliada a 2-0 con el cuadrangular de Báez.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

After going 0-for-11 in the first three games of the ALCS, Gary Sanchez has homered and driven in five runs over the Yankees' past two victories. Teammate Aaron Judge -- who himself homered twice and drove in six runs across Games 3, 4 and 5 in the Bronx -- called Sanchez's breakout "huge for us." Said Judge: "He's the main guy in our lineup. He's always in the middle of the order. And when you've got guys in the middle of the order producing, usually everybody else kind of feeds off that. Hitting is contagious. So when Gary goes up there and does his thing, it leads into Didi [Gregorius], it leads into [Starlin] Castro, it leads into [Aaron] Hicks. It's been huge having Gary doing what he's been doing the past couple days."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Willson Contreras and Javier Baez launch long home runs off Alex Wood -- Contreras' mammoth blast hit the scoreboard in left-center -- to give the Cubs the early lead. Baez was 0-for-20 in the postseason before his home run. But we've been here before: The Cubs led 2-0 in Game 1 and 1-0 in Games 2 and 3. Will Game 4 be any different?

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez broke an 0 for 20 streak this postseason when he homered two batters after Willson Contreras did the same.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

And all of a sudden, Wrigley. Is. Rocking. Not long after Willson Contreras played ping-pong with the left-field scoreboard, Javier Baez hooked a home run just inside the foul pole to put the Cubs up in a must-win NLCS Game 4.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Willson Contreras is just the third player, and second Cub, this season to hit the left field video board.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

This is the Yankees' mentality, even up 3-2 over the Astros. Aaron Judge was asked what he thought of the Yankees' advantage and Judge said, "It's great, but we are not done."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

When you hit a ball like the one Willson Contreras just hit, you can't be blamed for stopping to watch it fly. With an absolute bomb off the left-center field scoreboard, the catcher has given the desperate Cubs a 1-0 NLCS Game 4 lead and brought some life to Wrigley Field.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As soon as the Astros came off the field, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann stood up in the clubhouse and gave a speech. The central message: Don't panic, stay positive, regroup and win two games in a row at home.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

A nervous start for Cubs fans as leadoff hitter Chris Taylor just missed a home run to straightaway center field on a ball hauled in by Albert Almora Jr. for the first out of NLCS Game 4.