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Anthony Rizzo threw his glove, pumped his fist and leaped into the arms of Travis Wood.
Aroldis Chapman waved a “W” flag. David Ross cried. Cubs players formed a blue mound of joy on the pitcher’s mound Saturday night at Wrigley Field after their 5-0 victory over the Dodgers clinched the National League pennant for the first time since 1945.
Next year really is here, North Siders. It’s really gonna happen. The Cubs have won the pennant. Yes, the Cubs have won the pennant.
“Four more and we can really have a party,” manager Joe Maddon said during the postgame ceremony.