Willson Contreras

Cubs avoid elimination with 3-2 victory over Dodgers in Game 4 of NLCS

Cubs avoid elimination with 3-2 victory over Dodgers in Game 4 of NLCS

Justin Turner wended through the ground-floor maze of this 103-year-old ballpark, walking across the green carpet that leads into the visitors’ batting cage at Wrigley Field. A cluster of reporters awaited him after a 3-2 defeat to the Chicago Cubs in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series as the Dodgers struck out at a chance to sweep their way into their first World Series since 1988.

Turner did not make an out Wednesday. He bashed one of his team’s two home runs, a gargantuan blast off Cubs closer Wade Davis in the eighth inning. It was not enough. The game ended an inning later with Turner standing in the on-deck circle. By the time he returned to the dugout, the...

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