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The Cubs Could Get One Big Step Closer To The World Series Today

By Kate Shepherd in News on Oct 13, 2015 4:03PM

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The Cubs host the Cardinals at Wrigley Field at this afternoon for Game Four of the NLDS series with an early start time of 3:37 p.m. If the Cubs win this game, they will clinch the series and advance to the National League Conference Series—where they will play either the New York Mets or Los Angeles Dodgers for a chance to go to the World Series.

It's the game before the set of games that leads to the set of games that leads to a World Series win, but it's something—and Cubs fans are going nuts over it.

Based on what we saw last night, the Cubs are on fire. They hit a record six home runs to beat the stunned Cardinals 8-6. Here's a video of Kris Bryant, Dexter Fowler, Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber, Starlin Castro and Jorge Soler hitting homers last night:

Excitement was off the charts at Wrigley as the Cubs won their first playoff game at home since 2003.

"It was like the fans were in on every single pitch," Cubs catcher Miguel Montero told ESPN.

Back to the Future fans, Doc and Marty were in attendance at last night's game to watch the Cubs move one step closer to fulfilling the Cubs World Series prophecy from "Back to the Future Part II":

Keep on partying and celebrating Cubs fans because the energy is helping the team win.

"It was nuts," Rizzo told ESPN. "Seeing those flags waving, the fans into it. It was a lot of fun, and I'm sure Wrigleyville was popping out in the bars. It's a good day for the organization, but we've got to take care of business tomorrow."

The possibility of being eliminated by the Cubs in the playoffs is the second big shock to hit Cardinals fans this year. They are still waiting for the results of an FBI investigation into accusations that Cardinals employees hacked into an internal database of the Houston Astros which could result in federal indictments, according to ESPN.

Did you notice a disgusting smell permeating Wrigleyville last night? Let's hope it distracts the Cardinals and not the Cubs today.

"The general scent was that of stale vomit and overpriced cheap beer commingling in a filthy, pungent stew creating a fragrance that will forever haunt my dreams," writes RedEye's Matt Lindner.

Let's hope Wrigleyville is prepared for an even bigger celebration tonight if they clinch it.