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Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers, NLCS Game 5 - (Jon Lester vs. Kenta Maeda)

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Who'll take command of the series?

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs finally saw their bats come to life in NLCS Game 4 on Wednesday, as they belted 13 hits and scored 10 runs to drop the Los Angeles Dodgers.  That evened the series 2-2, creating a virtual Best of 3 series to decide who will get to face the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series.

The final game the Dodgers will host this series features Kenta Maeda on the mound for the Fightin' Scullies, and he'll look to improve upon his Game 1 start that saw him allow 3 ER in just 4 IP.  He'll be opposed by his counterpart from that same Game 1, Jon Lester, who would probably take a repeat of his 6 IP, ER outing from Saturday.

With Clayton Kershaw looming as the Dodgers' starter for Game 6 on Saturday, tonight's contest will certainly set the stage for what should be a rather suspenseful finish to what has already been a great series to watch.

First pitch is set for just after 8:00 PM ET.  The St. Louis Cardinals won't be playing.