The Dodgers made a quiet return to Los Angeles early Friday after a victorious visit to Chicago, where the L.A. team advanced to the World Series after defeating the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday during Game 5.
The World Series contenders arrived at Los Angeles International Airport just before 3 a.m. after celebrating their win in Wrigley Field's Champagne Room with cheers, applause and excitement.
While fans will have to wait until Friday or Saturday evening to find out who will compete against L.A.'s pride, the Dodgers will rest and practice until Tuesday, when they are scheduled to play on their home turf.
This is the first time since 1988 the Boys in Blue will return to the World Series, causing excitement for a new generation of fans who hope to see a championship in their lifetime.
NBC4's Karla Rendon contributed to this report.