Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 18, 2017 12:58 PM
Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs
Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor (3) celebrates his home run with Cody Bellinger (35) during the third inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

By Jay Cohen, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a commanding 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, 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 their last championship in 1988. Jake Arrieta, eligible for free agency after the season, pitches for the Cubs in what could be his final start with the team.

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