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Highlights of Tuesday's MLB playoff games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday’s Major League Baseball playoff games:

Oct 17, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Enrique Hernandez (left) , Chris Taylor (3) and Yasiel Puig (66) celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers during game three of the 2017 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers 6, Cubs 1

Chris Taylor homered and drove in two runs, and Yu Darvish allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved to within a victory of the National League pennant with a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

The Dodgers, who last reached the World Series in 1988, can advance with a win in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Darvish struck out seven, scattered six hits and walked just one as Los Angeles took a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven NLCS. Darvish also drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning.

Taylor broke a 1-1 tie in the third inning with a 444-foot solo home run to dead center field. Taylor provided the Dodgers with a 3-1 lead with a fifth-inning RBI triple down the third base line that scored Joc Pederson, who led off with a double.

Yankees 6, Astros 4

Gary Sanchez hit a tiebreaking, two-run double with one out in the eighth inning as New York stormed back to beat Houston and even the American League Championship Series 2-2.

Aaron Judge started the comeback by opening homering off Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. on the first pitch of the seventh. Judge then tied the game in the eighth with a long double off the left field wall against Ken Giles (0-1).

After Judge moved to third on a base hit by Didi Gregorius, Sanchez laced Giles’ 2-0 fastball to deep center field, scoring both runners. McCullers held the Yankees to one run on two hits in six-plus innings before the Astros’ bullpen imploded.

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