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Kershaw can send Dodgers to World Series

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO -- For the first time in almost three weeks, the Los Angeles Dodgers will try to bounce back from a loss.

The stakes could not be much higher this time around. Los Angeles holds a decisive 3-1 lead over the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series and has the opportunity to close out the series in Game 5 on Thursday night at Wrigley Field.

A win would vault the Dodgers into the World Series for the first time since 1988. A loss would push the series back to Los Angeles and give the defending champion Cubs a renewed sense of hope.

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Tanaka bests Keuchel, Yankees go up 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) This time, it was Masahiro Tanaka who was untouchable on the mound.

And when the New York Yankees sent Houston ace Dallas Keuchel to an early exit, their rollicking crowd let loose with a cathartic roar that must have boomed all over the Bronx.

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Tribe's Brantley undergoes ankle surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley had surgery to repair a right ankle injury that limited him in the playoffs.

Brantley had ligaments stabilized in his ankle, which he hurt while playing left field on Aug. 8. He missed 50 games over the season's final two months but was on Cleveland's postseason roster despite only being able to pinch hit and be used as a designated hitter.

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Slumping Astros eager to return home

NEW YORK (AP) Dallas Keuchel walked from the mound to the dugout during the top of the fifth inning, a blank look on his face, his glove resting on a hip.

Jose Altuve flung his bat.

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Homers doom Dodgers' Wood again

CHICAGO (AP) Alex Wood finally returned to the mound Wednesday night. A familiar problem followed him all the way to Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

Wood surrendered three homers in his first start in three weeks, and the Los Angeles Dodgers lost for the first time in this year's playoffs, falling 3-2 to Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs.

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Twins to decline '18 option on P Perkins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have told reliever Glen Perkins they will decline their $6.5 million option on his contract for 2018 and pay him a $700,000 buyout.

The Twins announced the decision Wednesday, moving Perkins closer to retirement.

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Ethier 'honors the game,' then rewarded

CHICAGO (AP) Andre Ethier put his teammates on notice before the first pitch of the playoffs: win the World Series or watch one of the best seasons in Dodgers history go down as a bust.

Then he put his bat where his mouth was.

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BoSox's Ramirez, Rodriguez have surgery

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox say designated hitter Hanley Ramirez and pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez are recovering from offseason surgical procedures.

The team said Tuesday that Ramirez underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left shoulder, and Rodriguez had ligament reconstruction in his right knee. Both surgeries were performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida.

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Cubs give Wrigley little reason to cheer

CHICAGO (AP) Kyle Schwarber had fans roaring, thinking the Chicago Cubs just might be ready to tighten the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Turns out, his home run in the first inning was about all they had to cheer.

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