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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.

The Cubs even scored an early run with a steal of home plate (!), courtesy of playoff hero Javier Baez.