NLCS Game 6: This is where it ends.

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs in the first inning of the Dodgers’ season-ending, 5-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs in Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday. (Getty Images)

CHICAGO — The Dodgers’ season ended at the hands of the Chicago Cubs in a deflating 5-0 loss. The box score is here.

Kyle Hendricks was masterful, writes columnist Mark Whicker. The Dodgers’ bats never came around in the National League Championship Series.

Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill understands the longstanding frustration among a patient Cubs fan base.

Here’s what Dave Roberts said in his final postgame press conference of 2016:
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NLCS Game 5: Cubs gain the upper hand, Dodgers’ season on the brink.

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First base umpire Ted Barrett calls Dexter Fowler safe, having beaten a footrace with Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (right), after pitcher Pedro Baez (foreground) failed to cover the bag. (Stephen Carr/Staff photographer)


The Dodgers will fly to Chicago tomorrow needing two wins to save their season, having lost Game 4 of the National League Championship Series 8-4 to the Chicago Cubs.

The photo gallery is here.

The box score is here.

Joe Blanton found himself on the wrong side of a game-altering home run for the second time in the series.

The Cubs got the start they needed from postseason ace Jon Lester. The Dodgers tried to give Lester a long night on the basepaths. For the most part, it didn’t work.

Speaking of unusual playoff tactics: The Dodgers’ organist provided the soundtrack to the Cubs’ batting practice.

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NLCS Game 4: A controversial call turns into a sloppy mess, and the Dodgers lose.

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Home plate umpire Angel Hernandez calls out Adrian Gonzalez (right) at home plate after Willson Contreras (left) tagged him in the second inning of the Dodgers’ 10-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

The Chicago Cubs, scoreless in Games 2 and 3 of the National League Championship Series, unloaded on the hapless Dodgers in a 10-2 win in Game 4.

The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Cubs starter John Lackey, 38, got the better of 20-year-old Julio Urias, writes Mark Whicker. Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell keyed the Cubs’ attack. The Cubs reminded the Dodgers how quickly things can change, writes columnist Jeff Miller.

Adrian Gonzalez criticized MLB’s replay system after he was called out at home plate in the second inning.

MLB’s director of umpires says accusations of balks — like those lobbied toward Clayton Kershaw and Urias — come with the territory.

Here’s more from Gonzalez after the game:

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NLCS Game 3: Second consecutive shutout win puts Dodgers in the driver’s seat.

Yasmani Grandal

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Jake Arrieta in the fourth inning of the Dodgers’ 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers extended their streak of scoreless innings pitched to 18, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-0 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the National League Championship Series.

The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

It only took two guys — Corey Seager and Yasmani Grandal — but the Dodgers finally got to Jake Arrieta, writes columnist Jeff Miller.

Grandal at last added some offense to complement his defense, hitting a two-run home run off Arrieta.

Rich Hill got through six shutout innings for the Dodgers, which is no small accomplishment in these playoffs, as columnist Mark Whicker points out.

The Cubs aren’t panicking despite their lack of offense.

Game 4 is a matchup of 37-year-old John Lackey and 20-year-old Julio Urias. Lackey was once a rookie hero for the Angels. Urias has the requisite poise to do the same for the Dodgers.

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NLCS Game 2: Clayton Kershaw starts, Kenley Jansen saves, Dodgers win.

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Adrian Gonzalez hits a home run during the second inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, the only run in the Dodgers’ 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. (Associated Press photo)

CHICAGO — Clayton Kershaw kept a remarkable streak alive in the Dodgers’ 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday: The Dodgers haven’t lost a postseason game in which he pitches, and they haven’t won a game in which he doesn’t pitch.

The box score is here.

The photo gallery is here.

Kenley Jansen answered questions about his stamina by recording a six-out save.

In today’s notebook: Andre Ethier might step in against (more) left-handed pitchers in the series, and Adrian Gonzalez didn’t lament the Dodgers not staying at Donald Trump’s hotel in Chicago.

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