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Cubs fan Jeff Grzeda reacts to the Cubs losing to the Dodgers at Harry Caray’s in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 1988. Once again the Chicago Cubs are going home. For the 100th straight season, the Cubs will not win a World Series. The Dodgers finished a three-sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 3-1 win. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda pitched six and a-third shutout innings for the win. The Dodgers jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a two-run first-inning double by James Loney. Loney has driven in six runs in the series. Catcher Russell Martin added an RBI double in the fifth. The Dodgers outscored the Cubs 20-6 in the series. L.A. now gets nearly a week off before hosting the winner of the Philadelphia-Milwaukee series. That best-of-seven series begins Thursday night at Chavez Ravine.

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