Diamondbacks 5 Cubs 1 (Diamondbacks win series 3-0)

The Arizona Diamondbacks have advanced to the National League Championship Series beating the Chicago Cubs 5-1.

Chris Young homered on Rich Hill's first pitch of the game and Eric Byrnes and Stephen Drew also hit solo shots as the D-backs completed a three-game sweep in the best-of-five Division Series.

Livan Hernandez pitched six innings for the win allowing a run on five hits. Hill lasted three innings after giving up three runs on six hits.

The Cubs grounded into four double plays.

Arizona will appear in the NLCS for the second time in the franchise's 10-year history. As for the Cubs, it's 99 years and counting since their last World Series title.

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