Cubs homer twice in 10-2 win over Dodgers; tie NLCS 2-2

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, the Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 10-2 to tie the series 2-2. The Chicago Cubs are trying to do something that hasn't happened in the lifetime of anyone born in the last 108 years: Win a World Series. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, the Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 10-2 to tie the series 2-2. The Chicago Cubs are trying to do something that hasn’t happened in the lifetime of anyone born in the last 108 years: Win a World Series. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and the rest of the Chicago Cubs’ bats broke out in a big way.

Rizzo homered and ended a postseason slump with three RBIs, Russell’s two-run drive highlighted a four-run fourth that stopped Chicago’s 21-inning scoreless streak, and the Cubs routed the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 on Wednesday to even the NL Championship Series at 2-all.

Kenta Maeda is set to start for the Dodgers in Game 5 on Thursday against Jon Lester. Before the game, manager Dave Roberts said he would not use Clayton Kershaw on short rest after the Los Angeles ace threw a bullpen session Wednesday.

Following consecutive shutout losses, the Cubs rapped out 13 hits on an 80-degree night with the warm Santa Ana winds fluttering the flags in center field.


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