Chicago Cubs: Looking at the team’s heroes in the NLDS

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Oct 13, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs fans hold up W flags after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the NLDS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

It was an all-around team effort for the Chicago Cubs, who took down the best team in baseball Tuesday night to advance to the National League Championship Series.

Heading into the NLCS this weekend, Chicago has done some pretty remarkable things already this postseason.

A rookie drafted just 15-plus months ago, Kyle Schwarber, went 5-for-10, including a moon-shot home run that landed on top of the new right-field video board, in the NLDS. Six different Cubs players homered in the Game 3 win, setting a new postseason record in the process.

Jorge Soler, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez all got in on the power show at Wrigley, as well – lighting up Cardinals’ pitching with regularity.

On the other side of the ball, Chicago went 2-0 in games not started by their top starting pitchers Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester. In Game 4, when Jason Hammel lasted just 3+ innings, the Cubs’ bullpen wound up quieting the Cardinals’ bats – thanks, in part, to a clutch throw by Jorge Soler to cut down a runner at home.

As you can tell, it wasn’t a one-man show. But now that we’re all starting to come down off the high of Tuesday night’s win, let’s look back at some of the team’s Division Series highlights.

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