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Paul Sullivan: Cubs' wild win in series clincher proves worth the wait

WASHINGTON - You knew it wouldn't be your typical Game 5.

Not with the Cubs, who never do anything easy.

And certainly not with the Nationals, whose history of blowing do-or-die games in the postseason is second to none.

With managers Joe Maddon and Dusty Baker matching wits and an army of pitchers marching out of the bullpens all night, the Cubs and Nats staged a classic that seemed like it never would end.

Eventually it had to, and the

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