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Chicago Cubs trounce Dodgers, pull even in 2-2 NLCS

While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were facing off for their final debate on Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs were facing down the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. The Cubs won, 10-2, evening up the NLCS to 2 games apiece. Chicago took the lead with four runs in the 4th inning, capped by a two-run homer from Addison Russell. In the 5th inning, Anthony Rizzo put another three runs on the board with a home run using a bat borrowed from Matt Szczur. "I know Szczur's bat has a lot of hits in it," Rizzo said afterward. The runs in the fourth broke a 21-inning dry spell for the Cubs, and guarantee at least a Game 6 back in Chicago.

Democratic political strategist and Cubs fan David Axelrod found a way to tie the two contests together Wednesday night, complete with a dig at Trump:

The winner of the NLCS will play the Cleveland Indians, who secured their World Series spot with a win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.