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Cubs tip caps to the Nats after NLDS win
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How closely-contested was the Cubs best-of-five National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile against the Nationals. Not only did the series go the distance, but Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks said the outcome could have easily gone the other way. “We’re just lucky we were able to come out on top,” he said.

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Fifth inning of NLDS Game 5 is 'bizarro world'
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In the solemn Nationals clubhouse and amid the rowdy celebration taking place on the other side of Nationals Park, everyone tried to find the right words to describe the pivotal fifth inning of the Cubs’ 9-8 victory, which clinched their third straight trip to the National League Championship Series.

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Fall 4! Cubs return to LCS, Fly The W in DC
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And then there were four. The Cubs rallied against the Nationals and Max Scherzer in a bizarre four-run fifth inning that checked nearly every item in the box score to post a crazy 9-8 victory Thursday night and clinch the National League Division Series.

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Cubs savor moment after hard-fought series
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A three-time World Series champion, Jon Lester has found himself at the center of many celebrations like the one the Cubs enjoyed after their 9-8 victory against the Nationals in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.

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NLDS Game 4: Maddon postgame interview
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Manager Joe Maddon addresses the media after the Cubs’ 5-0 loss to the Nationals in Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday.

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Lester notches rare pickoff in strong relief stint
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Before Game 4 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile began on Wednesday, manager Joe Maddon plotted the Cubs’ pitching plan. If the series saw a Game 5, as it will Thursday night at Nationals Park, then he would designate Jose Quintana to back up starter Kyle Hendricks. He wanted Jon Lester to […]

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Cubs face winner-take-all after G4 loss to Nats
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The Nationals extended their season to a winner-take-all deciding game in the National League Division Series with a 5-0 win over the Cubs in Game 4 on Wednesday at Wrigley Field. Game 5 of the NLDS presented by T-Mobile will be played at Nationals Park in Washington on Thursday night.

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Cubs, Nationals lineups for Game 5 of NLDS
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The Cubs and Nationals have revealed tonight’s starting lineups for Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile, scheduled for 8 ET/7 CT on TBS.

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Cubs-Nats NLDS Game 5 LIVE: In Real Life
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Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile between the Cubs and Nationals is underway, LIVE on TBS. We’re on the scene with the latest from Nationals Park, and follow the Gameday Color Feed for highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates and more.

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Cubs-Nats: Must-win G5 tonight, 7 CT (TBS)
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Win or go home. It’s that simple. The Cubs are hoping to keep their quest alive to become the first repeat World Series champions since 2000, while the Nationals are seeking their first postseason series win since moving to Washington. Thursday night, they’ll meet in Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by […]

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3 keys to Cubs clinching NLDS in Game 5
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The Nationals’ 5-0 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday at Wrigley Field extended the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile to five games. The series has already seen so much drama, from extended no-hit bids to the postponement that eventually pushed Stephen Strasburg to start Game 4. Why not play one more game with […]

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Cubs accustomed to playing must-win games
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The Cubs know something about playing in decisive games. It wasn’t that long ago — Nov. 2, to be exact — when they faced a must-win situation in Game 7 of the World Series against the Indians.

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