The Cubs' century of misery won't end this year. The Dodgers beat Chicago 3-1 to complete a sweep of their best-of-5 NL playoff series, the Chicago Tribune reports. James Loney, the grand-slam hero of Game 1, hit a 2-run double in the first that held up for LA. The Cubs entered the playoffs with the NL's best record but scored only 6 runs in 3 games. The Brewers, meanwhile, beat the Phillies 4-1 to force Game 4 this afternoon.
With the victory, Milwaukee now trails Philadelphia 2-1 in the series. Dave Bush got the win by pitching into the 6th as the Brewers won their first playoff game in 26 years, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes. "I think the mood is pretty good," said Milwaukee's JJ Hardy. "I think we all understand that we need to just worry about one game at a time."