With a win over the Dodgers on Saturday night, the Chicago Cubs will advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945. However, the Dodgers' starting pitcher for Game 6 is probably the biggest reason why L.A. can force a Game 7 on Sunday night.
Clayton Kershaw will take the hill for the Dodgers, who will set a major league record for most consecutive postseason appearances without reaching the World Series, should they fall to the Cubs. Kershaw has proven to be a valuable asset for the Dodgers this season, particularly in a bullpen role when other relievers are depleted.
Here's what else is happening around the National League West:
Justin Turner broke a franchise record that dates to the days of Ebbets Field.
The Giants know they have to improve their bullpen for 2017. But it won't be easy.
During an ugly season, the emergence of Brad Hand was a bright spot for the Padres.
Top Colorado prospect Ryan McMahon is having a field day in the Arizona Fall League.