Log Out Cubs players celebrate the win.(Photo: Jerry Lai, USA TODAY Sports) The game: Pitching on full rest with his club facing elimination, Clayton Kershaw entered Game 6 with an opportunity to shake his reputation for underwhelming postseason performances.
The Cubs got the scoring started early against the best pitcher on the planet, plating two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a pair of hits, a costly error by Dodgers' left fielder Andrew Toles, and a sacrifice fly by Ben Zobrist.
Hendricks faced the minimum through seven innings, and left after allowing only his second hit of the evening with one out in the eighth.
Roberts called on Jansen in the sixth inning on Friday, and Jansen rewarded his manager with an excellent outing that kept the game as tight as possible.
State of the series: The Cubs get two days to enjoy their place in history before traveling to Cleveland for World Series Game 1 on Tuesday.