Holy ow! Wrigley rout for LA; sweep tonight?

Chris Taylor and Andre Ethier homered to back a gem from Yu Darvish Tuesday night at Wrigley Field as the Dodgers rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Cubs to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series presented by Camping World.

  • Judge & fury: Yankees erupt late, tie ALCS!

    These "Baby Bombers" just don't quit. Aaron Judge homered and delivered a game-tying hit, while Gary Sanchez crushed the go-ahead double in a decisive four-run eighth as the Yankees stunned the Astros with a 6-4 victory in Game 4 on Tuesday to even the American League Championship Series at two games apiece.

    10/18/2017 4:45 AM ET

  • Keuchel, Tanaka to duel in pivotal G5 of ALCS

    It's a whole new series. After the Yankees pulled off a dramatic comeback win over the Astros in Game 4 on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, the American League Championship Series is dead even at 2-2, setting up a pivotal Game 5 in the Bronx on Wednesday. In a rematch of Game 1, aces Dallas Keuchel and Masahiro Tanaka will square off.

    10/18/2017 11:25 AM ET

  • Darvish contributes on mound -- and at plate

    Yu Darvish allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World -- and he took a four-pitch, bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning for an unlikely RBI against the Cubs

    10/18/2017 6:49 AM ET

  • Judge maturing before our eyes in ALCS

    Aaron Judge's smile said it all. The rookie sat in the interview room following the Yankees' 6-4 win on Tuesday in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, trying his best to stay as focused as he was during the game itself.

    10/18/2017 2:47 AM ET

  • LA eyes World Series; Cubs look to stay alive

    The Dodgers are rolling. The Cubs are reeling. And when the clubs meet again tonight in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, it could mean a trip to the Fall Classic for one and a long winter for the other.

    10/18/2017 6:14 AM ET


  • Split take: History lesson on 2-2 series

    The Astros jumped out to a 2-0 series lead at their home ballpark. Now the Yankees have evened things up at theirs, following Tuesday's 6-4 comeback victory in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. And so it is that Game 5 at Yankee Stadium looms large as both clubs try to fight their way into the Fall Classic.

    10/18/2017 4:06 AM ET

  • Big 8th inning is kept alive by quick thinking

    The emotions spun on a dime for Chase Headley as the Yankees' four-run eighth inning began to unfold, his stumble around first base instantly transforming the elation of having delivered a pinch-hit line drive into a clay-streaked cloud of panic.

    10/18/2017 4:43 AM ET

  • With Keuchel-Verlander, Astros in good shape

    If you'd told the Astros on Opening Day that they'd be two victories from the American League pennant and have Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander primed to close it out, every single player would have signed up.

    10/18/2017 11:44 AM ET

  • Cubs' hopes for rally fade after 'weird' 6th

    The initial wave of murmurs rippled across Wrigley Field when Carl Edwards Jr. threw a third consecutive ball to opposing pitcher Yu Darvish. That Dodgers manager Dave Roberts left Darvish in to hit in the sixth inning of National League Championship Series Game 3 seemed a gift to the Cubs, who were desperate to stay within two runs of the lead. Few considered the possibility that Edwards would not throw a strike.

    10/18/2017 7:12 AM ET

  • Schwarber a bright spot with dinger, defense

    In each of the past three games, the Cubs have taken the lead on a home run. And for the third straight game, the Cubs lost the game.

    10/18/2017 7:26 AM ET


  • 3 keys for Cubs to keep their season going

    In a quiet clubhouse following the Cubs' 6-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, first baseman Anthony Rizzo quipped that perhaps the Cubs should let Los Angeles score first in Game 4. After all, Chicago took an early lead in each of the series' first three games, only to lose all of them.

    10/18/2017 6:39 AM ET

  • Cubs will look to make magic happen in NLCS

    Don't say the Cubs have put themselves in an inescapable hole after falling behind 3-0 to the Dodgers in the NLCS. All they have to do is channel Los Angeles' manager to know that it's possible to turn this into an epic comeback that gives them the chance to defend their World Series championship.

    10/18/2017 6:28 AM ET

  • Dodgers' bullpen completes 'no-hitter'

    For 9 2/3 innings to open the National League Championship Series, the Los Angeles bullpen was -- quite literally -- unhittable. It took until Game 3 of the National League Championship Series by Camping World for a Dodgers reliever to allow a hit. The bullpen has been that good against the Cubs.

    10/18/2017 7:24 AM ET

  • Hinch breaks down Game 4 'pen decisions

    Called upon to protect a three-run lead, Houston's bullpen faltered late in a 6-4 loss to the Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World that evened the series at two games apiece.

    10/18/2017 4:10 AM ET

  • 3 keys for Dodgers to finish off Cubs in NLCS

    With six consecutive wins to begin the postseason, the Dodgers are within one game of reaching the World Series for the first time in 29 years.

    10/18/2017 7:30 AM ET


  • Ethier sees payoff of staying prepared

    In his 12th season with the club and final season of his contract, 35-year-old Andre Ethier never knows when the next start will be his last. The Dodgers are more likely to pay a $2.5 million buyout than pick up a $17.5 million option for 2018. But he's never been afraid of the moment, and his home run leading off the second inning was pivotal.

    10/18/2017 6:31 AM ET

  • Short starts, ineffective bullpen derail Cubs

    One of the reasons the Cubs are down 3-0 in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World is the inability of their starters to work deep into games. The Cubs have yet to have a starter record an out in the sixth inning in the first three games.

    10/18/2017 8:00 AM ET

  • Headley's heads-up play keys Yanks' rally

    When breaking down the Yankees' epic 6-4 comeback victory in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday, both Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier and Astros manager A.J. Hinch pointed to Chase Headley's mad scramble to second base in the eighth inning as the biggest play of the game.

    10/18/2017 4:00 AM ET