Chicago Cubs head to World Series after beating Dodgers 5-0

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CHICAGO –Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the  Chicago Cubs are heading to the  World Series for first time since 1945 after beating Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of NLCS.

Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series.

The drought ended when closer Aroldis Chapman got Yasiel Puig to ground into a double play, setting off a wild celebration at Wrigley Field.

Seeking their first title since 1908, the Cubs open the World Series at Cleveland on Tuesday night. The Indians haven’t won since 1948.