The Dodgers were able to build a big lead early in Game 5 of the NLCS.
The Dodgers started scoring quickly in Game 5 of the NLCS Thursday.
Cody Bellinger started things with an RBI double in the first inning. In the second, Enrique Hernandez hit a solo home run to put Los Angeles up 2-0. And then a Justin Turner single brought Chris Taylor home in the third.
With the Dodgers leading the Cubs 3-0 with the bases loaded and nobody out in this potential closeout game, Chicago went to the bullpen and brought in Hector Rondon to replace starter Jose Quintana in the third.
After getting the first out of the inning, Rondon then faced Hernandez. The Dodgers leftfielder sent a ball to centerfield and put Los Angeles up 7-0.
The Dodgers would extend their lead to 9-0 in the fourth thanks to a Logan Forsythe double that scored Bellinger and Yasiel Puig.
And in the ninth, with Los Angeles up 9-1, Hernandez hit his third home run of the game. This one, was a two-run shot with Puig on base.
Check out all of Hernandez's home runs below:
Hernandez is the 10th player in MLB history to hit three home runs in a postseason game. In Game 1 of the ALDS this year, Jose Altuve of the Astros hit three home runs against the Red Sox.
The Dodgers won the game 11-1 and took the NLCS 4-1 to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1988.