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Chicago Cubs: How the Cubs match-up with their NLCS opponent

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May 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) looks on during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
May 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) looks on during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) looks on during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

The National League Championship Series is here, and once again features the Chicago Cubs. How do they compare to their opponent?

The Chicago Cubs are once again in the NLCS. Their opponents are the Los Angeles Dodgers, winner of the National League West. Both teams took dramatic paths to make it to this point. The Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants in an amazing ninth inning rally. It took a Game 5 win on the road with Clayton Kershaw earning a save against the Washington Nationals for the Dodgers to earn their spot.

The season series was won by the Cubs, with both teams taking their home series. Of all opponents, the run differential in games against the Dodgers is the Cubs’ closest. The Cubs had the best home record. The Dodgers? Second best. The road records are not as close.

So, how do these teams stack up against one another? Here is a position-player comparison for the NLCS contenders.

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