NLDS: Los Angeles over Arizona (3 games to 0); Chicago over Washington (3 games to 2)
For the first time since they won it all in 1988, the Dodgers are headed back to the Fall Classic, as Enrique Hernandez's historic three-homer, seven-RBI night and ace Clayton Kershaw's six sharp innings dashed the defending champion Cubs' dreams of repeating with an NLCS Game 5 blowout at Wrigley. Hernandez drilled a solo shot in the second, a game-breaking slam in the third and a two-run drive in the ninth, setting club records for homers and RBIs in a postseason game and tying a pair of MLB marks. Justin Turner and Chris Taylor shared NLCS MVP honors, while the bullpen extended its postseason scoreless streak to 23 consecutive innings. The NL champs limited the Cubs to just eight runs in the series.