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  • NLDS Game 3: Cubs overpower Cardinals with six homers in 8-6 win

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew12 hrs ago

    Playing their first postseason home game since 2008, the Chicago Cubs took control of their NL division series against the St. Louis Cardinals with an 8-6 victory in Game 3. Now just one win stands between Chicago and its first trip to the NLCS since 2003. 

    The Cubs offense came out swinging on Monday. For the first time in postseason history, six different players from the same team hit home runs as Chicago relentlessly pummeled St. Louis pitching. The two loudest home runs came on back-to-back shots from Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in the fifth inning. Bryant's home run gave Chicago a lead.

    Kyle Schwarber, Starlin Castro, Jorge Soler and Dexter Fowler were also in on the barrage, meaning the first six in Chicago's lineup took part. Soler's two-run shot was the dagger against Adam Wainwright in the sixth. 

    • The Cardinals don't have any answers for Jorge Soler. After reaching base in all five plate appearances in Game 2, he reached base all four times up in Game 3. That included a huge two-run homer that extended Chicago's lead. In the series, he has two homers, a double, single and five walks. 

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