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Puig, Taylor lead Dodgers over Cubs in NLCS opener

LOS ANGELES_The noise already felt deafening when Chris Taylor started to clap. He was a few strides away from second base. His go-ahead homer, the deciding stroke in a 5-2 Los Angeles Dodgers victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, had already disappeared beyond the outfield fence. The applause from Taylor got lost in the delirium of a sold-out crowd of 54,289 at Dodger Stadium.

A foreboding afternoon turned blissful once night fell. The Dodgers absorbed the psychic shock of a series-long injury to All-Star shortstop Corey Seager and the actual shock of a two-run deficit to batter the Cubs and their shaky bullpen in capturing

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