Photos: Fans Rejoice In Wrigleyville After Cubs Slam To NLCS Game 1 Win
By Stephen Gossett in News on Oct 16, 2016 6:20AM
Thanks to another late-game offensive deluge, the Cubs took Game One of the NLCS from the Los Angeles Dodgers in spectacular fashion on Saturday night, 8-4.
Miguel Montero broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning with a pinch-hit grand slam—just the third in postseason history—while facing two outs. The Cubs then went back-to-back as Dexter Fowler followed up with a solo homer. Wrigleyville, naturally, went completely bonkers.
The Cubs controlled for much of the game. As advertised, the Dodgers struggled against left-handed pitching, particularly when facing starting ace Jon Lester.
But LA was able to crack the Cubs bullpen, as Adrian Gonzalez delivered a two-out, two-run single in the eighth to tie the game. For a moment it looked like the Cubs would miraculously get out of a no-out, bases-loaded jam, as closer Aroldis Chapman struck out the first two batters he faced before Gonzalez delivered.
But, as they have this postseason, the Cubs found a way emphatically so.
Miggy. Slam. pic.twitter.com/bcThW43GL4— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 16, 2016
The Cubs even scored an early run with a steal of home plate (!), courtesy of playoff hero Javier Baez.
BASEBALL. WOW.— MLB (@MLB) October 16, 2016