CHICAGO — Joe Blanton hung an 0-2 slider to Miguel Montero with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and Montero made the Dodgers pay. His grand slam broke open a 3-3 tie and the Dodgers ultimately lost Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, 8-4. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
The Cubs’ vaunted defense set the tone early in a close game.
What’s the point of pain if the rest of us can’t find delight in the suffering of others, asks columnist Jeff Miller.
Here’s what they were saying after the game: