Mapping Out the Los Angeles Dodgers' Path to an NLCS Comeback

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Mapping Out the Los Angeles Dodgers' Path to an NLCS Comeback
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The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided a 3-0 deficit in their National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals by picking up a 3-0 win in Game 3 Monday night, but it was just the first step in a long journey to a comeback.

Hyun-Jin Ryu was masterful, and Puigmania made its long-awaited NLCS debut, but what else is it going to take for the Dodgers to win three out of the next four to advance to the World Series?

It will take more than simply "score more runs" or "keep pitching shutouts." Here is Los Angeles' five-step plan to success.

 

*Unless noted, all statistics are courtesy of ESPN.com, FanGraphs.com and Baseball-Reference.com and are accurate through the start of play on Oct. 15.

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