Play-by-play coverage of Cubs’ NLCS victory

Join us here for the latest highlights, tweets, and can’t-miss moments throughout tonight’s Game 6 of the NLCS as the Cubs take on the Dodgers at Wrigley Field.

Mike Ewing October 22, 20166:24 PM

Let’s do this!

Mike Ewing October 22, 20166:26 PM

Adding Schwarber as the DH would get him on the roster for the World Series – and make him available for some clutch hitting.

Mike Ewing October 22, 20166:27 PM

The rumors are true!

Mike Ewing October 22, 20166:28 PM

Who says romance is dead? 

Mike Ewing October 22, 20166:28 PM

Here’s the lineup for tonight’s game:

Mike Ewing October 22, 20166:29 PM

And here’s what you need to know about tonight’s game: 

Mike Ewing October 22, 20166:35 PM

FUN FACT: The Cubs have never won a National League Championship Series.

The last time the Cubs went to the World Series (1945) the first place team in the National League just played the winner of the American League – there were no playoffs. The League Championship Series started in 1969.

Mike Ewing October 22, 20167:05 PM

Someone who seems to already be having a great night: Wrigleyville Bars. Seeing lots of reports on Twitter of pretty steep cover charges.

Mike Ewing October 22, 20167:13 PM

Game is off to an intense start. 

Mike Ewing October 22, 20167:24 PM

Now we’re talking!

Mike Ewing October 22, 20167:29 PM

Cubs are sending QUITE A FEW out to the outfield. Those bats are hot!

Mike Ewing October 22, 20167:35 PM

Rossy is feeling it (in the air tonight). Oh Lord.

Mike Ewing October 22, 20167:39 PM

Scottie is flying the W!

Mike Ewing October 22, 20167:40 PM

Great 1st inning. 

Mike Ewing October 22, 20167:44 PM

Wonder if that’s the first fireworks-assisted strike ever? 

Welcome to Chicago.
Mike Ewing October 22, 20167:47 PM

The fireworks continue at Wrigley Field.

Mike Ewing October 22, 20167:59 PM

Inning ends with a pickle, but the run still scores.

Mike Ewing October 22, 20168:03 PM

The Cubs faithful are flocking to Wrigley. 

Mike Ewing October 22, 20168:14 PM

Rizzo is back in the groove. 

Mike Ewing October 22, 20168:15 PM

Just a little friendly advice to some fans in the stands: 

Mike Ewing October 22, 20168:30 PM

That will make for a nice souvenir. 

Mike Ewing October 22, 20168:32 PM

Found it.

Mike Ewing October 22, 20168:33 PM

In case you’re wondering where the party is, Chicago. 

Mike Ewing October 22, 20168:49 PM

How you feeling, Cubs fans? 

Mike Ewing October 22, 20169:04 PM

Later! Jansen in for Kershaw.

Mike Ewing October 22, 20169:14 PM

Hendricks on the other hand is BLOWING OUR MINDS.

Mike Ewing October 22, 20169:20 PM

“Wrigley is at capacity”

“The stadium? We know.”

“No, the NEIGHBORHOOD”

– conversation probably happening now 

https://twitter.com/WGNNews/status/790014941210214401


Mike Ewing October 22, 20169:23 PM

Pippen sings “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

Mike Ewing October 22, 20169:24 PM

“Wrigley is at capacity”
“The stadium? We know.”
“No, the NEIGHBORHOOD”
– conversation probably happening now 

https://twitter.com/WGNNews/status/790014941210214401


Mike Ewing October 22, 20169:31 PM

Another Double Play. Cubs now 3 outs away from a W. 

Mike Ewing October 22, 20169:51 PM

CUBS WIN!

Mike Ewing October 22, 20169:56 PM

A great moment.