Baez hits 2 HRs as Cubs avoid NLCS sweep

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(TSX / STATS) -- CHICAGO -- Javier Baez hit two home runs, and the Chicago Cubs staved off elimination with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night.

Willson Contreras also hit a solo home run for the Cubs, who trimmed their series deficit to 3-1. Game 5 is scheduled for Thursday night at Wrigley Field.

Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner each hit solo home runs for the Dodgers. The loss snapped a six-game postseason win streak for Los Angeles, which remains one victory shy of reaching the World Series for the first time since 1988.

Tanaka bests Keuchel, Yankees go up 3-2

(TSX / STATS) -- NEW YORK -- Thirty-two minutes into Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, the New York Yankees scored their first run off Dallas Keuchel in a postseason setting.

About 25 minutes later, the New York scored another run off the ace left-hander, and 49,647 fans at Yankee Stadium along with the Yankees themselves, exhaled thinking, "Finally, we got a couple of runs off this guy." (MORE)

Colts shut down Luck, no timetable

(TSX / STATS) -- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is being shut down due to soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder.

Luck, who has yet to take a snap this season and only recently returned to practice, is without a timetable for his return. (MORE)

Bulls suspend Portis 8 games for punch

(TSX / STATS) -- Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis was suspended eight games less than 24 hours after punching teammate Nikola Mirotic and breaking his jaw at practice, the team announced Wednesday.

In announcing the suspension by the team, Bulls executive vice president John Paxson said Mirotic will be out four to six weeks after suffering fractures to his upper jaw and a concussion from Tuesday's altercation. (MORE)

Winston limited, Bucs prep Fitzpatrick

(TSX / STATS) -- TAMPA -- Ryan Fitzpatrick is one of four players to throw a touchdown pass for seven teams in his career. He could be facing one of them Sunday when the Bucs play the Buffalo Bills at Rich Stadium.

Starting quarterback Jameis Winston has a sprained AC joint in his right throwing shoulder and will not attempt to throw a football until later in the week. If he plays, it will likely be a game-time decision. (MORE)

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