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10/23/2016 | Dodgers' banner '16 falls just short of goal

Until things unraveled in the National League Championship Series loss to the Cubs, the Dodgers under first-year manager Dave Roberts displayed the grit to overcome an eight-game deficit and 32 placements on the disabled list -- including ace Clayton Kershaw for 2 1/2 months -- to earn a fourth consecutive division title and 90-plus win season.

10/23/2016 | Dodgers left to ponder what went wrong

Four straight years they've watched October opponents go dog-pile-silly celebrating on the field. Then they trudge to the clubhouse, empty their lockers and pack their bags for a grim flight home and the start of another offseason of anguish. This time it resulted from Saturday night's 5-0 Game 6 loss to the Cubs and elimination from the NLCS.

10/23/2016 | Wait of the World: Cubs win NL pennant!

The Cubs are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1945 after they defeated Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, 5-0, in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Cubs won the best-of-seven series, four games to two, to wrap up the 11th NL pennant in franchise history.

10/23/2016 | Loss to Cubs leaves 'sour taste' for Dodgers

A Dodgers team that had risen above adversity and moved forward in 2016 were reduced to supporting actors in the drama of the Cubs reaching the Fall Classic for the first time in 71 years.

10/23/2016 | Toles' error compounds Dodgers' fielding woes

The Dodgers' troubles in their 5-0 elimination loss to the Cubs in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night started early, with an error by rookie left fielder Andrew Toles in the first inning.

10/23/2016 | Dodgers: Cubs deserving of World Series berth

As Clayton Kershaw faced a wall of cameras in a dark tunnel beneath Wrigley Field, he could hear Cubs fans celebrating away decades of futility. Quietly, reluctantly, respectfully, Kershaw and the Dodgers tipped their caps to the champions of the National League.

10/23/2016 | Critical free-agent decisions await Dodgers

The Dodgers saw their season end with a loss to the Cubs in Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday. Now they turn their attention to the offseason, and what to do with 11 impending free agents.

10/23/2016 | Did you know? NLCS Game 6

After 71 long years, the Cubs are headed back to the World Series.

10/22/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Cubs get to Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher in the world, again found himself on the mound with the Dodgers' season in the balance, and this time he just didn't have it. Kershaw's elite arsenal and command deserted him in Los Angeles' season-ending 5-0 loss to the Cubs in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

10/22/2016 | Start times set for World Series

Major League Baseball has announced the start times for the World Series, scheduled to begin Tuesday in Cleveland, where the Indians will face the Cubs.

10/22/2016 | Roberts drops Utley to eighth in batting order

Chase Utley, the Dodgers' leadoff man for nearly the entire 2016 season, was dropped to eighth in the lineup, with rookie Andrew Toles batting leadoff for the first time as a Major Leaguer.

10/22/2016 | NLCS Game 6 starting lineups: Dodgers vs. Cubs

The National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and the Cubs resumes tonight at 8 p.m. ET at Wrigley Field. Chicago, leading the series, 3-2, would clinch a World Series berth with a victory.

10/22/2016 | Cubs can clinch vs. Kershaw (8 ET, FS1)

If you're going to end a World Series drought, you might as well do it against a distinguished opponent. That's the chance that the Cubs have given themselves. They'll face Clayton Kershaw on Saturday night, with the Dodgers backed against the wall.

10/21/2016 | How to attack Kershaw? Cubs must be aggressive

How can the Cubs beat Clayton Kershaw? Easier said than done, but to start with, they'll need to be far more aggressive than they were in Game 2 of the NLCS, when they watched entirely too many first pitch strikes fly by.

10/21/2016 | Pitch perfect: Rest of NLCS could feature best

As the National League Championship Series shifts back to Chicago with the Cubs up, 3-2, four of the best pitchers in the league are set to start if the Dodgers manage to force a decisive Game 7.

10/21/2016 | Howell takes role as mentor seriously

It doesn't get much better for a Major Leaguer than to still be in uniform in late October, and it doesn't get much worse than to be cut from the roster for the postseason after spending the regular season in the foxhole for each battle. Dodgers reliever J.P. Howell is both as his club resumes the National League Championship Series on Saturday.

10/21/2016 | Evenly matched NLCS set for fascinating finish

When Cubs manager Joe Maddon said earlier this week that his club and the Los Angeles Dodgers were "pretty evenly matched," this was not a tactic, or a smokescreen. It was an honest call.

10/21/2016 | Kershaw's new angle may prove handy in G6

Clayton Kershaw's new weapon is actually an old one. He was a sidearmer through his junior year of high school in Dallas before adopting the over-the-top motion that turned him into a first-round Draft pick and, eventually, a Cy Young Award winner. The coach who helped Kershaw make that transformation still records and watches all of Kershaw's outings.

10/21/2016 | Blanton searches for fix to slider

Having tried to work on mechanical adjustments as much as possible between games, winemaker Joe Blanton joked that he might try looking for the answer to his sudden slump at the bottom of a glass. "Everybody has times when you get into one of these spells," Blanton said after he gave up his second tie-breaking homer of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night, and the Cubs went on to beat the Dodgers, 8-4, to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

10/21/2016 | Dodgers' offense again stifled by Lester

The Dodgers didn't lose Game 5 of the National League Championship Series to the Cubs because of the left-hander who didn't start on short rest -- Clayton Kershaw -- who gets Saturday's must-win start on extra rest. They lost because of the lefty who did start -- Chicago's Jon Lester -- who held them in check on one run over seven innings.

10/21/2016 | Gonzalez again at center of replays

When Adrian Gonzalez tried to jump-start a Dodgers rally late in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday, Javier Baez -- who else? -- was there to quash it. The Cubs' young second baseman came up with yet another postseason defensive gem in the Cubs' 8-4 win at Dodger Stadium.

10/21/2016 | DYK: Facts and figures from NLCS Game 5

Following back-to-back shutout losses, the Cubs rolled to their second straight win, 8-4, on Thursday night in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium.

10/21/2016 | Kershaw, experience give Dodgers hope

The Dodgers' 8-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs left the Dodgers on the edge of postseason elimination, trailing 3-2 in the NLCS. But you can still see the road to a much happier ending for the Dodgers.

10/21/2016 | Oct. 20 Dave Roberts postgame interview

A postgame interview with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.

10/21/2016 | LA shutout starters lined up for Games 6 & 7

The Dodgers might have their backs against a wall after their 8-4 loss in Game 5, but they're at least treating it like a comfortable wall given the starting pitchers they have lined up for Games 6 and 7.

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