Things are all knotted up at two games apiece between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers in their National League Championship Series clash, following a much-needed victory from the Cubs on Wednesday night.

It’s now a best-of-three battle the rest of the way for the right to represent the NL against the AL champion Cleveland Indians in the World Series.

After a thrilling late-game victory in Game 1, the Cubs were shut out in Games 2 and 3, with their scoreless-inning streak running all the way to 21 innings before they finally plated a run in the fourth inning of Game 4.

The floodgates opened from there, and the Cubs walked away with a 10-2 victory as they looked to swing the momentum back in their favor.

Both teams will now go back to their Game 1 starters, as left-hander Jon Lester (19-5, 2.44 ERA, 197 K) takes the ball for the Cubs and right-hander Kenta Maeda (16-11, 3.48 ERA, 179 K) gets the start for the Dodgers.

Who will come out on top in the pivotal Game 5 of this NLCS matchup?

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FINAL SCORE: Cubs 8, Dodgers 4

Top 1: Anthony Rizzo RBI double (1-0)

Bot 4: Adrian Gonzalez RBI groundout (1-1)

Top 6: Addison Russell 2-run home run (3-1)

Top 8: Dexter Fowler RBI single (4-1)

Top 8: Kris Bryant RBI single (5-1)

Top 8: Javy Baez 3-run double (8-1)

Bot 8: Carlos Ruiz RBI double (8-2)

Bot 9: Josh Reddick RBI single (8-3)

Bot 9: Andrew Toles sac fly (8-4)

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