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The Cubs punch their ticket to the NLCS with wild win over the Nationals

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The Chicago Cubs secured their spot in their second straight NLCS into the early morning hours Friday when they defeated the Washington Nationals 9-8 in a decisive Game 5 from DC. Nats ace Max Scherzer took the loss after a four run inning for the Cubs in the fifth (Scherzer two earned over one inning pitched). Runs in the sixth and seventh innings for the Cubs effectively held off a late Washington comeback as Wade Davis shut the door in the ninth for the Chicago win.

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