The Chicago Cubs are going back to the World Series

For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series.

The Cubs won the National League pennant Saturday evening by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, in Game 6 of the NLDS.

They will face the Cleveland Indians beginning Tuesday in Cleveland for a chance to claim the organization's first championship since 1908 and officially break the Curse of the Goat.

After falling behind in the series 2-1, whispers of doubt started to swirl around the Cubs, but those were quickly stomped out. Chicago crushed the Dodgers in Game 4, 10-2, and then hammered them again in Game 5, 8-4, to bring the series back to Wrigley Field needing only one more victory.

Kyle Hendricks made sure there would be no Game 7. Hendricks was incredible in Game 6, hurling 7 1/3 innings of two-hit ball, striking out six and walking none. The Dodgers could never pose a serious threat.

It didn't go quite that way for Clayton Kershaw, who struggled through five innings and allowed four earned runs (five total).