Cubs Advance In Playoffs As Giants' Bullpen Collapses

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The Chicago Cubs kept alive their dream of their first World Series appearance since 1945, coming back in the ninth inning to defeat the San Francisco Giants, 6-5, on Tuesday night to win the National League Division Series. The Giants appeared on the brink of tying the series at two games apiece and sending the series back to Chicago, but their bullpen collapsed in the ninth inning, with five relievers giving up four runs to the Cubs. It was the 32nd blown save of the year for the Giants, the most in the league. The Cubs, who have not won a World Series since 1908, finished the year with the league's best record, and will next face the winner of Thursday's game between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.

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