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Cubs' Hopes Of Another World Series Run Ended Thursday Night With Game 5 Loss To Dodgers

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Oct 20, 2017 2:07PM

Any dreams of the Cubs' stunning and historic World Series win turning into a lasting dynasty will have to be deferred for another year—the team was eliminated last night in the NLCS game 5 against the L.A. Dodgers.

This was the third year in a row that the Cubs made it as far as the NLCS, but early in Game 5 it was clear that the Dodgers had the upper hand, as they pushed through to a 11-1 win and scored their first National League pennant in nearly three decades.

The Cubs' John Lester had an optimistic take on things, despite dashed hopes that the Cubs might eke out a win in Thursday night's game and send the series back to Los Angeles for a Game 6: "Our goal was to win the World Series, so that's disappointing. But you have to look at the positives. We put ourselves in a position to do it."

Certain Los Angeles institutions have been savage on Twitter this week, stoking a Cubs-Dodgers rivalry and taunting Chicagoans for more than just our North Side baseball team. And last night, an L.A.'s crime scanner Twitter made one of the more crass jokes we've seen: