BOTTOM OF NINTH: CUBS 8, DODGERS 4
Against Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman, who throws 100 mph with ease and reaches 103 mph on occasion, Adrian Gonzalez walked and Yasiel Puig singled. Joc Pederson grounded out. Josh Reddick pinch-hit for pitcher Ross Stripling and singled into right-center to score Gonzalez. Andrew Toles then notched a sacrifice fly. The final batter of the game, Justin Turner, grounded out to shortstop.
The Dodgers lost, 8-4. They've been outscored, 18-6, since they took a 2-1 NLCS lead. They must win both Saturday and Sunday in Chicago to advance to the World Series. Ace Clayton Kershaw will start Saturday's game against 2016 major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks.