The Chicago Cubs stand one win away from their first World Series trip in 68 years — but first they must get past Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Game 6 will live stream from Wrigley Field Saturday as the city’s beloved Cubbies, lovable losers no longer, will go all-out to end the National League Championship Series without going to a winner-take-all Game 7.
But the Cubs couldn’t solve the 28-year-old, three-time Cy Young Award winning Kershaw when they faced him in Game 2, also at Wrigley Field, six days earlier.
In that game, the masterful lefthander dazzled Cubs hitters who, despite scoring an MLB third-best 808 runs in the regular season, were shut out by Kershaw. The Dodger ace pitched seven innings and gave up just two hits and a walk, before the Dodgers’ 29-year-old closer, Kenley Jansen, nailed the game down with a rare six-out save.
Jansen retired all six Cubs hitters he faced, striking out four of them. Kershaw — after fanning 172 in an injury-shortened regular season of just 149 innings — whiffed six in his seven-inning stint as the Dodgers held on by their fingernails for a 1-0 victory.
But after finding themselves shut out in Game 3 for a second straight time, Cubs hitters found a groove. Over the last two games they have battered Dodgers’ pitching for 18 runs, while allowing only six, winning both to take the series back to Chicago where the Cubs hope to clinch.
They will rely on the right arm of 26-year-old Dartmouth University grad Kyle Hendricks to take them to the promised land. Hendricks pitched well in Game 2, allowing just three hits while fanning fine in 5 1/3 innings — but one of those hits was a solo homer by Dodgers’ veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, and that was all the Dodgers needed with Kershaw on the mound.
To see more of what the Cubs can expect, watch highlights of Kershaw pitching earlier this season in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs National League Championship Series Game 6, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article.
First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Central Daylight Time at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday, October 22 — 8 p.m. Eastern Time, 5 p.m. Pacific.
Though the Cubs have not appeared in the World Series since 1948, they have not actually won the World Series for another 40 years before that. The 1908 Cubs defeated Ty Cobb and the Detroit Tigers four games to one, behind two victories from righty Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown, to bring Chicago’s North Siders their last World Series banner.
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To watch a live stream as the Chicago Cubs try to get past Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers to wrap up their first World Series berth in 68 years, use the streaming link provided by Fox Sports Go by clicking here, or download the Fox Sports Go app to watch the game on most mobile devices. Login credentials from a cable or satellite TV provider will be required to watch the playoff game via Fox Sports Go.
Fans who do not have login credentials, however, can still watch a live stream of the Dodgers vs. Cubs NLCS Game 6 legally and for free. The best way to do that is to access the Sling TV internet TV package at this link. The package features a variety of channels including Fox Sports 1 — which will carry the game — and costs a subscription fee of $20 per month. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial. That means subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the service after they watch the remaining games in the Los Angeles vs. Chicago playoff series, even if the series goes the full seven games, which would mean the series would end on Sunday, October 23.
The Sony PlayStation Vue online TV service also comes with a free trial offer, and carries Fox Sports 1. Access the PlayStation Vue plan at this link.
Fans outside of the United States and Canada can subscribe to MLB.TV Postseason for a $24.99 USD fee to view live streams of the remaining NLCS games, as well as the entire World Series by visiting this link.
A free, live audio stream of the Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. Chicago Cubs Game 6 is available from ESPN Radio online at this link, or by downloading the ESPN Radio app for mobile devices.
[Featured Image By Jae C. Hong/Associated Press]