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Justin Turner & Chris Taylor share NLCS MVP Award

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The Dodgers put forth a team effort in beating the Cubs in five games in the National League Championship Series, so it’s only fitting there wouldn’t be just on NLCS MVP. That honor was shared by Justin Turner and Chris Taylor.

Both played a role in Thursday night’s clincher, an 11-1 win at Game 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Taylor had a double, single and walk, scoring twice in Game 5, and 6-for-19 (.316) with four extra-base hits, five walks, five runs scored and three RBI. His two home runs both gave the Dodgers the lead.

Turner was 6-for-18 (.333) in the series with two home runs and seven RBI, including a three-run, walk-off home run to win Game 2. He delivered an RBI single in Game 5.

The NLCS MVP was first awarded in 1977, with Dodgers outfielder Dusty Baker winning the inaugural honor. ... joins Baker, Steve Garvey (1978), Burt Hooton (1981) and Orel Hershiser (1988) as Dodgers to win the award.

The Dodgers will open the World Series at home beginning next Tuesday with Game 1 at Dodger Stadium.