Michael Ryan will serve as the South Bend Cubs manager after joining the organization last year from the Pirates minor … [160], As the series shifted to Los Angeles, the Cubs looked to break out of their hitting slump and sent Jake Arrieta to the mound, the Dodgers countered with Rich Hill. [204] Zobrist, who batted .357 in the series and led all players with 10 hits, was named World Series MVP. In the top of the sixth, the Cubs blew the game open. It’s David Ross. OF Dexter Fowler activated from DL, OF Albert Almora Jr. optioned to Iowa. The Cubs took advantage of the Dodgers bullpen in the series, scoring 26 runs in 26.2 inning pitched by Maeda and the Dodger bullpen. [158] Lester cruised until the fifth inning when he allowed a pinch-hit home run by Andre Ethier, batting for Maeda, pulling the Dodgers within two at 3–1. In the ninth, trailing 5–3, Dexter Fowler led off with a walk and Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run off Giants' closer Sergio Romo to tie the game. The Dodger offense also homered twice off of Arrieta: a two-run homer by Yasmani Grandal in the fourth and a solo homer by Justin Turner in the sixth. Anthony Rizzo doubled following Bryant's homer and Ben Zobrist singled. In the eighth, after retiring the first two batters, Lester allowed a single up the middle to José Ramírez. MLB hired Epstein in January 2021 as a … In his second season as manager of the Chicago Cubs, Ross became a folk hero in the city during the Cubbies’ run to a World Series title more than a century in the … As the Cubs entered Game 4, they looked to break their two-game scoring drought. In the 13th inning, the Giants' Brandon Crawford doubled to lead off the inning and Joe Panik doubled him home to send the series to a game four. Javier Báez then singled up the middle to complete the comeback and give the Cubs the 6–5 lead. Following a strikeout of Jason Heyward, Addison Russell homered to center field to break the deadlock and put the Cubs up 3–1. The Cubs left runners on base in the first, second, fourth, and fifth innings, but could not get another run in. The NLCS opened at Wrigley Field with the Cubs' Jon Lester facing Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers. Reliever Travis Wood ended the Giants' rally and, in the bottom half of the inning, hit a solo home run to put the Cubs up 5–2. On an 0–2 pitch, Russell broke out of his slump with a two-run homer to put the Cubs up 4–0. Lester was lifted for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the sixth with a runner on second and two out, but the Cubs could not cash in on the scoring opportunity. [182] Arrieta continued to cruise, walking three batters but holding the Indians without a hit into the sixth inning. In the game, the Cubs faced the minimum number of batters, 27, in a game. Following a single by Tyler Naquin, a bunt by Tomlin, a walk to Carlos Santana, Hendricks hit Jason Kipnis with a pitch to load the bases in the fifth. President of Baseball Operations/General Manager: This page was last edited on 22 March 2021, at 17:33. But that’s the thing I lived with.”. The Cubs didn’t go far to find their new manager. Matt Dorey. The Cubs chased Tomlin from the game in the bottom of the fifth, but Andrew Miller replaced him and retired pinch-hitter Miguel Montero. [192] Fowler hit a consolation eighth inning solo home run off of reliever Andrew Miller, but that was it as the Cubs lost 7–2 and fell behind in the series three games to one. Torrey DeVitto and David Ross are dating. The Cubs' Kyle Hendricks, dominant in the clinching NLCS victory over Los Angeles, exited with the bases loaded in the fifth after he … The Cubs' comeback marked the biggest comeback in postseason-clinching history.[156]. Chapman was lifted shortly thereafter, getting only one out. Batting for the pitcher, Miguel Montero, also a left hander, forced the Dodgers to choose to bring in a lefty reliever to face him and possibly see Willson Contreras instead or face Montero. Pinch runner Michael Martinez replaced him at first. IF Tommy La Stella recalled from Iowa, RHP Spencer Patton optioned to Iowa. 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