Cubs homer twice in 10-2 win over Dodgers; tie NLCS 2-2
Chicago Cubs' Dexter Fowler celebrates after Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 10-2 to tie the series 2-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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.
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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.