Kyle Hendricks pitched seven-plus shutout innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, at Wrigley Field on Saturday night to win the 2016 National League Championship Series in six games and advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945.
Carlos Santana and Coco Crisp hit solo home runs to back the shutout pitching of four Cleveland hurlers, and the Indians beat the Blue Jays, 3-0, to win the 2016 American League pennant in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon.
Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw got the last two outs of the game with the go-ahead run on-base in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Los Angeles rallied to beat the Washington Nationals, 4-3, in the decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday night.
Javier Baez capped a four-run, ninth-inning rally with an RBI-single, and the Chicago Cubs rallied past the Giants, 6-5, in Game 4 of the 2016 National League Division Series in San Francisco on Tuesday night.
Coco Crisp hit a two-run homer and two late Red Sox rallies fell short, as the Cleveland Indians beat Boston, 4-3, to complete a three-game sweep of the 2016 American League Division Series at Fenway Park on Monday night.
Josh Donaldson scored from second base when Rougned Odor threw wildly on a double-play relay in the 10th inning, and the Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers, 7-6, to complete a three-game sweep of the 2016 American League Division Series in Toronto on Sunday night.
Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning and Madison Bumgarner threw a shutout, as the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets, 3-0, in the National League Wild Card game on Wednesday night in Queens, NY.