Charlotte Knights

Charlotte Knights

Dodgers clinch behind Kershaw and three Hernandez homers

CHICAGO – They met on the field as one, the fielders converging on the mound, the others leaping over the railings of the cramped Wrigley Field dugout onto the diamond. Inside the flock of Los Angeles Dodgers, a group headed to the World Series for the first time since 1988, Clayton Kershaw blended into the pack, relishing an 11-1 victory over the Chicigo Cubs to clinch the National League pennant in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series.