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LEADING OFF: Cubs and Dodgers tied going into NLCS Game 3

October 18, 2016 3:33 AM
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With the Cubs and Dodgers tied at one game apiece, the best-of-seven NL Championship Series shifts to Los Angeles for Game 3. Jake Arrieta, the 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner, starts for Chicago against lefty Rich Hill. Arrieta threw his first no-hitter at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 30 last year in a game that began shortly after 5 p.m. local time, the same starting time as Tuesday. Shadows can creep between the mound and home plate at that hour, which Arrieta believes favors the pitchers. "I really think it can be difficult to pick up spin," he said.

Corey Kluber could be back on the mound a day earlier than planned when the Indians face Toronto in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said he would move up Kluber to start on three days' rest Tuesday if Trevor Bauer's injured finger acted up in Game 3. Bauer was ...

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