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hernandez hits 3 hrs, dodgers top cubs to reach world series


chicago — enrique hernandez put a hollywood ending on an la story three decades in the making.fueled by hernandez's home run trilogy, clayton kershaw and the los angeles dodgers are finally going to the world series.hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, kershaw breezed through six crisp innings and los angeles ended the chicago cubs' title defense with an 11-1 victory in game 5 of the nl championship series on thursday night."it feels good to hear world series," kershaw said. "it's been a long time coming for this team."after years of playoff heartache, there was just no stopping this group of dodgers. with kershaw firing away at the top of a deep pitching staff and justin turner anchoring a tough lineup, one of baseball's most storied franchises captured its first pennant






cubs avoid elimination with 3-2 victory over dodgers in game 4 of nlcs


it took davis 34 pitches to finish the inning. the ninth appeared treacherous, but he defused the situation. he struck out pinch-hitter austin barnes on three pitches, all looking. he walked chris taylor, before bellinger whacked a fastball on the ground to baez. the cubs turned two. the dodgers fell short.the champions lived another day. the dodgers would need another to snatch away the national league crown.“i wouldn’t say the pressure is on us,” roberts said. “we’re in a pretty good spot.”captionbeat writer andy mccullough and columnist dylan hernandez talk about the dodgers' loss to the cubs in game 4 of the national league championship series and the hope clayton kershaw brings to the mound in game 5. beat writer andy mccullough and columnist dylan hernandez talk about the dodgers' lo






cubs' season ends with 11-1 loss to dodgers in game 5 of nlcs


the dodgers advanced to their first world series since 1988 thursday night at wrigley field, knocking off the defending champion cubs with an 11-1 victory in game 5 of the national league championship series. enrique hernandez hit three home runs, including a crushing third-inning grand slam, to help the dodgers win the series 4-1. dodgers ace clayton kershaw held the cubs to one earned run on three hits with one walk and five strikeouts over six innings. hernandez hit a second-inning solo shot off cubs left-hander jose quintana, and he stepped to bat against reliever hector rondon with the bases loaded in the third. his grand slam traveled 390 feet into right-center field to put the cubs in great danger of being eliminated in the must-win game. quintana, who joined the cubs in a july trad






why the dodgers will win the national league championship series


the dodgers face the cubs in the nlcs, trying to reach the world series for the first time since 1988.        






enrique hernandez hits his third homer of evening to give dodgers an 11-1 lead


top of the ninth.cody bellinger struck out swinging.yasiel puig singled to center.logan forsythe flied to right.enrique hernandez homered to left. his third of the game. dodgers lead 11-1. hernandez has seven rbis.austin barnes singled to left.charlie culberson singled to center.joc pederson, batting for brandon morrow, struck out looking.dodgers 11, cubs 1 






lester and kershaw rocked in dodgers' 9-4 sweep of cubs


los angeles — cody bellinger and kike hernandez led an offensive outburst with three-run homers that upstaged the anticipated duel between aces jon lester and clayton kershaw, helping the los angeles dodgers beat chicago 9-4 on sunday to sweep the cubs in three games at home for the first time since august 2012.lester and kershaw were rocked for 10 runs and 18 hits in a combined 7 2/3 innings of their first career matchup. the left-handers that own three world series titles (lester), three cy young awards (kershaw) and 10 all-star nods failed to retire the side in order in any inning.lester (3-3) gave up six runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings for chicago. kershaw allowed four runs and a career-high-tying 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings.






dodgers beat cubs 6-1, move one win from first world series since 1988


breaking down game 3 of the nl championship series between the los angeles dodgers and chicago cubs at wrigley field.        






cubs shut out for second game in row, lose 5-0 to dodgers


the dodgers pounced on john lackey for four runs in the fifth inning saturday as they coasted to a 5-0 victory over the cubs at dodger stadium, who lost in a shutout for the second game in a row. at the plate: the cubs were held without a hit against brandon mccarthy until ian happ ripped a single to center field but was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a double. the top four hitters in the cubs’ batting order were a combined 0-for-14. on the mound: lackey allowed six hits in the fourth and fifth innings. lackey walked mccarthy to open the fifth, and chris taylor followed with a home run down the left-field line. chase utley drove in three runs with a pair of singles off lackey.in the field: the cubs’ defensive lapses returned. a wide throw from first baseman anthony rizzo to seco






cubs have a banner day to remember, now dodgers will get their chance


one by one, the banners scaled up the four poles behind the center-field bleachers.flags commemorating the 1907 and 1908 world series, as well as last year’s national league championship, were raised by three of the greatest players in chicago cubs history, ryne sandberg, ferguson jenkins and billy williams.anthony rizzo and other current cubs assembled under the last pole. together, they pulled a white rope that slowly elevated the flag this city waited 108 years to win. the 2016 world series banner now flapped back and forth in the windy night sky.wrigley field roared.from the visiting bench, clayton kershaw watched.the ceremony before monday night’s game was a long-awaited celebration for the players and fans of chicago, but also a reminder of the rare opportunity kershaw and the dodger






getting embarrassed in the nlcs? that's cub


a defending world series champion getting beaten in the playoffs is one thing.getting embarrassed is quite another.but in this national league championship series, that's cub.and that's about all, folks.the dodgers made their nl pennant celebration a matter of when, not if, after a 6-1 victory tuesday night over the cubs in game 3 of the nlcs that carried the feeling of finality.a chorus among the cubs will keep telling us that they were down 2-1 to the dodgers in the nlcs last year and trailed the indians 3-1 in the world series and still rode in a championship parade down michigan avenue. but nothing about this nlcs feels like 2016. this felt more like 2015, when the mets swept the cubs. photos from game 3 of the nlcs between the cubs and dodgers at wrigley field on oct. 17, 2017.eternal






dodgers-cubs game 3 live updates: yu darvish and dodgers try to take 3-0 nlcs le


the three southern california firemen had been hoping for chicago.the national league championship series between the dodgers and the cubs is a rematch, sure. the cubs beat out the dodgers in the same series last year and went on to be the world series champions.but it's also a chance to see a game at a historic ballpark, said brandon hill, a 36-year-old fireman from redondo beach who was attending game 3 on tuesday with his two firefighter buddies. all three were dressed in dodger blue."it's wrigley field," hill said. "it's been around forever."a blue dodgers flag, as well as a city of los angeles and state of california flags, flew beside the red marquee that welcomes baseball fans to wrigley field.on tuesday, the guest banners were getting a mixed reaction from cubs fans, some of whom s






cubs-dodgers 2016 recap - chicago tribune


the cubs third-straight trip to the national league championship series will feature the same matchup as last year: the dodgers. the 2016 nlcs was a dramatic six-game series with the cubs taking the first game, the bats disappearing for two games and then roaring back for three games. the finale featured kyle hendricks outdueling dodgers ace clayton kershaw and aroldis chapman closing it out.oct. 15: game 1 8 vs. 4brian cassella / chicago tribunecubs catcher miguel montero snapped an eighth-inning tie with the third pinch-hit grand slam in playoff history as the cubs beat the dodgers 8-4. montero fell behind 0-2 and then launched an 86-mph slider from joe blanton into the seats in right to send wrigley field into bedlam. dexter fowler, who had made two diving catches in center, hit blanton






nlcs game 2: cubs-dodgers recap, social media reaction


justin turner belted a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the dodgers a 4-1 victory over the cubs in game 2 of the national league championship series on sunday night at dodger stadium. the dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with game 3 scheduled for tuesday night at wrigley field. the cubs got on the scoreboard first courtesy of a solo home run by addison russell in the top of the fifth inning. justin turner tied it at 1-1 with a single in the bottom half of the inning that scored dodgers teammate charlie culberson. the bullpens held on for both teams until the ninth when turner drilled his homer off cubs veteran john lackey. at the platethe cubs had just three hits. in addition to russell’s homer, jon jay and jon lester each had hits. t






dodgers-cubs game 4 live updates: dodgers try to sweep nlcs and make first world


mehgin lawrence and her dad, don hundoble, walked through an emptying wrigley field on tuesday night, wearing dodgers caps and grinning to themselves. all around them, cubs fans wearing their 2016 world series hoodies and hats mourned the loss. “oh, well,” said one cubs fan to himself. “at least we have the blackhawks.”another: “they’re just better than us.”lawrence, 28, of davenport, iowa, said she didn’t want to act too excited or to trash-talk the cubs because she didn’t want to jinx the dodgers after their win.“we don’t talk smack because then there’s bad luck,” she said. “but it feels pretty good.”lawrence, who was born in long beach and has been a dodgers fan for as long as she can remember, said a wrigley field staff member was walking around with a big stack of baseball cards when






cubs humbled in all facets after being swept by dodgers


neither manager joe maddon nor slugger kris bryant lost his sense of humor or composure after the cubs were swept by the dodgers in a convincing manner this weekend."go ahead and freak out," maddon said with a smile sunday, referring to worried fans. "if you want to freak out, freak out."the cubs knocked out three-time cy young award winner clayton kershaw but still were humbled in a 9-4 loss that completed the dodgers' first three-game sweep of the cubs at dodger stadium since 1992.bryant virtually repeated what he said at dodger stadium last fall after the cubs lost game 3 of the national league championship series to rich hill but came back to win the world series."there's no need to worry," bryant said after the cubs slipped to 25-24. "you're going to have your good years. you're going






shortstop corey seager dropped from dodgers’ nlcs roster


los angeles (ap) — shortstop corey seager was left off the los angeles dodgers’ roster for the nl championship series against the chicago cubs on saturday.the dodgers announced seager’s surprise omission due to an apparent back injury several hours before game 1 at dodger stadium.los angeles also dropped reliever pedro baez from its roster. infielder charlie culberson and outfielder joc pederson were added.chicago made only one change from the last playoff round, adding right-handed reliever hector rondon and removing left-handed reliever justin wilson.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.seager complained of back soreness during the dodgers’ nl division series clincher in arizona on monday, and 2016 nl rookie of the year didn’t participate in team workouts this week.






dodgers close in on world series with 6-1 win over cubs


by jay cohen | associated presschicago — for the los angeles dodgers, it’s beginning to look a lot like 1988.yu darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, chris taylor homered again and the dodgers beat the chicago cubs 6-1 on tuesday night to open a 3-0 lead in the nl championship series.andre ethier also went deep and taylor added an rbi triple in the fifth as los angeles set a franchise record with its sixth consecutive playoff win. yasiel puig had two more hits in another entertaining performance that included an impressive bat flip — on a long foul ball in the first inning.looking for a four-game sweep and their 22nd nl pennant, the dodgers will send alex wood to the mound wednesday night at wrigley field with a chance to reach the world series for the first time since to






cubs humbled in all facets as dodgers complete sweep with 9-4 win


neither manager joe maddon nor slugger kris bryant lost his sense of humor or composure after the cubs were swept by the dodgers in a convincing manner this weekend."go ahead and freak out," maddon said with a smile sunday, referring to worried fans. "if you want to freak out, freak out."the cubs knocked out three-time cy young award winner clayton kershaw but still were humbled in a 9-4 loss that completed the dodgers' first three-game sweep of the cubs at dodger stadium since 1992.bryant virtually repeated what he said at dodger stadium last fall after the cubs lost game 3 of the national league championship series to rich hill but came back to win the world series."there's no need to worry," bryant said after the cubs slipped to 25-24. "you're going to have your good years. you're going






cubs, john lackey trail dodgers 5-0 in 7th


dodgers 5, cubs 0 (seventh inning)john lackey held the dodgers hitless for 3 2/3 innings before quickly fading as the cubs trail 5-0 entering the bottom of the seventh saturday at dodger stadium. the dodgers pounced on lackey for four runs in the fifth.at the plate:the cubs were held without a hit against brandon mccarthy until ian happ ripped a single to center field but was throwing out trying to stretch the hit into a double. the cubs haven’t scored a run in their past 16 innings.on the mound:lackey allowed six hits in the fourth and fifth innings. lackey walked mccarthy to open the fifth, and chris taylor followed with a home run down the left field line. chase utley has driven in three runs with a pair of singles off lackey.in the field:the cubs’ defensive miscues returned. a wide thr






cubs avoid elimination with 3-2 victory over dodgers in game 4 of nlcs


it took davis 34 pitches to finish the inning. the ninth appeared treacherous, but he defused the situation. he struck out pinch-hitter austin barnes on three pitches, all looking. he walked chris taylor, before bellinger whacked a fastball on the ground to baez. the cubs turned two. the dodgers fell short.the champions lived another day. the dodgers would need another to snatch away the national league crown.“i wouldn’t say the pressure is on us,” roberts said. “we’re in a pretty good spot.”captionalex wood gave up three runs on four hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the chicago cubs 3-2 in game 4 of the national league championship series. alex wood gave up three runs on four hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the chicago cubs 3-2 in game 4 of the national league championship series






shortstop corey seager dropped from dodgers' nlcs roster


los angeles — shortstop corey seager was left off the los angeles dodgers' roster for the nl championship series against the chicago cubs on saturday.the dodgers announced seager's surprise omission due to an apparent back injury several hours before game 1 at dodger stadium.los angeles also dropped reliever pedro baez from its roster. infielder charlie culberson and outfielder joc pederson were added.chicago made only one change from the last playoff round, adding right-handed reliever hector rondon and removing left-handed reliever justin wilson.seager complained of back soreness during the dodgers' nl division series clincher in arizona on monday, and 2016 nl rookie of the year didn't participate in team workouts this week. manager dave roberts said he was very optimistic on friday that






a year after 1st title since 1908, cubs trail dodgers 3-0


chicago — kyle schwarber had the fans roaring, thinking the chicago cubs just might be ready to tighten the nl championship series against the los angeles dodgers.turns out, his home run in the first inning was about all they had to cheer.yu darvish shut down chicago after schwarber went deep, putting the cubs on the verge of being swept in the nlcs for the second time in three years after tuesday's night's 6-1 loss.after knocking out los angeles last fall on the way to their first world series championship since consecutive titles in 1907 and 1908, hopes of another parade are just about dashed."tomorrow is a game 7. we have three or four game 7s in a row coming up right now," manager joe maddon said.jake arrieta will try to keep the series going when he opposes dodgers lefty alex wood on






cubs score a run off kenley jansen in the ninth inning to defeat the dodgers, 3-


one by one, the banners scaled up the four poles behind the center-field bleachers.flags commemorating the 1907 and 1908 world series, as well as last year’s national league championship, were raised by three of the greatest players in chicago cubs history, ryne sandberg, ferguson jenkins and ... (dylan hernandez)






nlcs game 1: cubs-dodgers recap, social media reaction


the dodgers drew first blood in the national league championship series with a 5-2 victory over the cubs in game 1 on saturday night at dodger stadium.the cubs got on the board first on albert almora jr.’s two-run home run in the top of the fourth. the dodgers evened the score with two in the bottom of the fifth on a run-scoring double by yasiel puig and a sacrifice fly from charlie culberson.in the sixth, the dodgers seized the lead on a chris taylor solo blast to make it 3-2. the dodgers got two more in the seventh on a home run by yasiel puig and a run-scoring single by justin turner. the best-of-seven series will continue with game 2 on sunday night in los angeles.at the platethe cubs managed four hits, including almora jr.’s homer. kris bryant, willson contreras and jose quintana also






justin turner's walk-off home run gives dodgers a 2-0 lead over cubs in nlcs


on the 29th anniversary of kirk gibson’s walk-off blast, the dodgers added another chapter to franchise lore when justin turner thundered a game-winning, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the dodgers a 4-1 victory in game 2 of the national league championship series against the cubs.the homer placed the dodgers two wins away from the world series, a stage they have not reached since 1988.turner hammered a 92-mph fastball from cubs pitcher john lackey to invite bedlam for the 54,479 fans at dodger stadium. the dodgers hold a 2-0 lead in this best-of-seven series as it heads to wrigley field on tuesday.on sunday, the dodgers survived a quiet night from their own offense and leaned upon their relievers. dodgers manager dave roberts opened his bullpen with glee. he remo






dodgers sweep cubs with 9-4 win despite rough outing for clayton kershaw


a highly anticipated pitcher’s duel between dodgers ace clayton kershaw and chicago cubs left-hander jon lester turned into a power-point presentation on sunday, the teams combining to club seven home runs and neither esteemed starter lasting five innings.the dodgers weathered one of the worst regular-season starts of kershaw’s career, riding homers by cody bellinger, enrique hernandez, austin barnes and yasiel puig to a 9-4 victory to complete a three-game sweep of the defending world series-champion cubs.kershaw, with sporadic command of his fastball, slider and curve, was rocked for four earned runs and a career-high-tying 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings, striking out six and walking two.the three-time national leaguecy young award winner, who entered with a 7-2 record and 2.01 earned-run aver






these three firefighters are thrilled to see the dodgers in wrigley field


the three southern california firemen had been hoping for chicago.the national league championship series between the dodgers and the cubs is a rematch, sure. the cubs beat out the dodgers in the same series last year and went on to be the world series champions.but it's also a chance to see a game at a historic ballpark, said brandon hill, a 36-year-old fireman from redondo beach who was attending game 3 on tuesday with his two firefighter buddies. all three were dressed in dodger blue."it's wrigley field," hill said. "it's been around forever."a blue dodgers flag, as well as a city of los angeles and state of california flags, flew beside the red marquee that welcomes baseball fans to wrigley field.on tuesday, the guest banners were getting a mixed reaction from cubs fans, some of whom s






dodgers bound for awkward ceremonies at wrigley field as cubs celebrate world se


the dodgers will attend a party thrown partly at their expense on monday at the cubs home opener. after 108 years without a world series championship, the cubs will raise the banner they earned in october, after blazing a path that included defeating the dodgers in the national league championship series.two days later, the dodgers will be subjected to another ceremony when the members of the 2016 cubs will be awarded their world series rings.manager dave roberts admitted he was not exactly looking forward to watching the festivities.“is it good to see, inspiring? no,” roberts said. “i don’t think it’s inspiring. i think it’s great for the cubs. it’s great for their fans. it’s been a long time coming. i think it’s great for baseball.“but for our players, i think it’s individual. you’ve got






dodgers get their wish for a postseason rematch with the cubs


for the first time in five octobers, kershaw did not pitch on short rest in the first round. he planned to watch both his starts from last october against the cubs: his seven-inning gem in game 2 and his five-inning bludgeoning in game 6. like his teammates, he has not forgotten how 2016 ended.“i’m glad we get another chance,” kershaw said. “for sure.”captiondodgers beat writer andy mccullough and columnist dylan hernandez discuss the nlcs and what to expect from game 1. dodgers beat writer andy mccullough and columnist dylan hernandez discuss the nlcs and what to expect from game 1.captiondodgers beat writer andy mccullough and columnist dylan hernandez discuss the nlcs and what to expect from game 1. dodgers beat writer andy mccullough and columnist dylan hernandez discuss the nlcs and w






brandon mccarthy, chase utley deliver in dodgers' 5-0 victory over the cubs


the chicago cubs seemed to awaken from a season-long slumber before arriving in los angeles, slugging 26 homers in their previous 14 games — nine of them wins — and began to resemble the 103-win steamroller that ended a 108-year world series drought last season.then they ran into a wood chipper of a dodgers pitching staff that has ground their offense to a pulp.brandon mccarthy did not allow a runner to reach second base in six two-hit innings saturday, striking out six and walking one, and ross stripling gave up one hit in three innings for his first career save in a 5-0 victory over the cubs at dodger stadium.chris taylor’s sixth homer of the season, a two-run shot to left field, highlighted a four-run fifth inning, and chase utley continued his three-week tear with two two-out hits and






dodgers take a commanding 3-0 nlcs lead with 6-1 win over cubs


chris taylor, playing short in place of corey seager, has a home run, a triple and two rbis and the cubs' bullpen falls apart again as the dodgers take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven nlcs.the dodgers are one win away from appearing in their first world series since 1988.






nlcs game 3: cubs-dodgers recap, social media reaction


the defending world series champion cubs are within one game of being eliminated from the playoffs after a 6-1 loss to the dodgers in game 3 of the national league championship series on tuesday night at wrigley field. cubs right-hander kyle hendricks gave up two solo homers and four runs over five-plus innings, and the cubs couldn’t solve dodgers right-hander yu darvish over his 6 1/3 innings as they fell into an 0-3 series hole. kyle schwarber put the cubs on the board in the first inning, hitting the first pitch he saw from darvish out to left-center field for a 1-0 lead. it was his first homer this postseason. but the cubs didn’t score again against darvish, who allowed six hits, walked one and struck out seven.andre ethier responded to schwarber’s homer in the second inning with a sol






cubs' uniforms get golden touch to commemorate 2016 world series title


the cubs will commemorate their 2016 world series title with a golden touch for the first two home games.the lettering on the cubs' uniforms will be stitched in gold for their first two games on april 10 and 12 against the dodgers.in addition, gold trim will be featured on the cubs' cap and logo on the front of their uniforms.the san francisco giants and kansas city royals sported a similar gold touch for their first games following their series titles the past two seasons.kyle schwarber posed as a model for the special uniforms in january.cubs gold capnew era / handouta gold trim will be featured on the cubs' cap during their first two home games of the season on april 10 and 12 against the dodgers.a gold trim will be featured on the cubs' cap during their first two home games of the seas






cubs trail dodgers 1-0 in 5th


dodgers 1, cubs 0 (fifth inning)john lackey held the dodgers hitless for 3 2/3 innings before kike hernandez hit a double and scored on a single by chase utley as the cubs trail 1-0 entering the top of the fifth saturday at dodger stadium.at the plate:the cubs were held without a hit against brandon mccarthy until ian happ ripped a single to center field but was throwing out trying to stretch the hit into a double to end the fourth. lackey was upset with home plate umpire tripp gibson after striking out in the third.on the mound:lackey threw a fastball under the chin of yasiel puig before striking him out for the final out of the second, and he whiffed him again on a breaking pitch to end the fourth.in the field:the cubs’ defensive lapses returned. a wide throw by first baseman anthony riz






dodgers close in on world series with 6-1 win over cubs


chicago — the los angeles dodgers have a tough lineup, a talented pitching staff and a manager making all the right moves.yup, it's beginning to look a lot like 1988.yu darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, chris taylor homered again and the dodgers beat the chicago cubs 6-1 on tuesday night to open a 3-0 lead in the nl championship series.andre ethier also went deep and taylor added an rbi triple in the fifth as los angeles improved to 6-0 in this postseason, setting a franchise record for consecutive playoff wins. yasiel puig had two more hits in another entertaining performance that included an impressive bat flip — on a long foul ball in the first inning."the focus has certainly been heightened in the postseason," manager dave roberts said.looking for a four-game swee






9 pivotal moments in cubs' 4-1 loss to the dodgers in game 2 of the nlcs


here are nine pivotal moments from the cubs' 4-1 loss to the dodgers in game 2 of the national league championship series on sunday night in los angeles.1. two nice defensive plays helped the cubs prevent the dodgers from taking a lead in the first inning. albert almora jr.'s catch of justin turner's fly ball to deep center field was the first, though the cubs would hear from turner again in the ninth inning. kris bryant then fielded cody bellinger's bunt down the third-base line and threw him out by a shoelace to end the inning.2. jon lester escaped trouble in the second inning after he walked kike hernandez and yasiel puig before charlie culberson flew out to right field.3. the cubs' first real chance to score went for naught after javier baez led off with a walk, stole second and moved






how to easily movie subtitles in linux


movie subtitles make it much easier to watch a movie, even if you are fluent in the language the movie is in. i sometimes can’t hear what the actors are saying because of all the surrounding noise in a particular scene, not to mention all the dialects and accents encountered onscreen.subtitles eliminate most of these annoyances. however, it’s not always possible to find subtitles for the movie you are watching. or on the contrary, you might find way too many subtitles, most of which are not synchronized with your particular movie file. while you can manually synchronize the subtitles with the onscreen action, this can be a pain.in such cases you will appreciate an app or a plugin that brings you the right subtitles. fortunately, there are linux programs for this purpose. here are three of