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Chicago Cubs advance to NLCS with comeback win over Giants

The Chicago Cubs are returning to the National League Championship Series after beating the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, coming from behind to score four runs in the 9th inning for a 6-5 win to end their NL Division Series. Javier Baez drove in the winning run for the Cubs after Giants starter Matt Moore had held the Cubs in check for the first eight innings.

The New York Mets swept the Cubs in last year's NLCS, and Chicago will continue on their quest for their first World Series title since 1908 on Saturday, when they face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Washington Nationals, who will resolve their 2-2 tie in Game 5 on Thursday. The Cubs had the best regular-season record in the MLB, 103-58. Still, after 108 years, no Cubs fan will breathe a sigh of relief until the last game of the season is over.