Dodgers: The Keys to Success Against the Chicago Cubs

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Willson Contreras
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Willson Contreras /
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With their recent victory over Arizona, the Dodgers turn their attention towards a best-of-seven series with the Cubs. Chicago has some key players to closely watch.

The Dodgers took care of business early on this October, knocking off the third-best team in the National League via a three-game sweep. Los Angeles was in cruise control throughout the series and spent a total of 3 1/2 innings chasing Arizona. With that huge victory behind them, the team can set their sights on the Cubs in their World Series pursuit.

The Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals in a five-game set that seemed to last an eternity. Between rain delays and constant lead changes, the two teams might have used every last bit of arm strength they had.

The upside for the Dodgers is that Chicago used up much of their pitching staff, especially late in the series. There is a possibility that the Cubs’ pitching staff will just be too gassed out to match up with the well-rested Dodgers this weekend.

But that Cubs are still the Cubs, and we all remember what happened last year. With that being said, there are several key players the Dodgers need to be wary of.