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Schmuck: Cubs sitting pretty, but first World Series trip since 1945 won't come easy

Schmuck: Cubs sitting pretty, but first World Series trip since 1945 won't come easy

The Chicago Cubs delivered a statement victory at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night and head back to Wrigley Field in very promising position to earn their first trip to the World Series since 1945. But long-suffering Cubs fans are still going to have to sweat this thing out.

Clayton Kershaw sent the Cubs offense into a two-game funk when he pitched seven scoreless innings in Game 2. He'll be matched up again against Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks, who also pitched very well in that tense 1-0 game, giving up just a solo home run to Adrian Gonzalez and two other hits over 5 1/3 innings.

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