Live blog and chat from NLCS Game 4: Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers, 5:05 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19. (FS1).
The Dodgers are facing Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester today for the second time in less than a week. Manager Dave Roberts brought back the same starting nine from Game 1, but shook up the batting order.
“It’s the same eight guys, but as far as where to put guys, it’s a little bit of a Lester thing, a little bit of a left-handed thing,” Roberts said. “Four-five-six, there’s going to be some opportunities there. Those three guys, I feel good to drive in a run.”
Here are the complete lineups for both teams:
The Chicago Cubs, scoreless in Games 2 and 3 of the National League Championship Series, unloaded on the hapless Dodgers in a 10-2 win in Game 4.
Cubs starter John Lackey, 38, got the better of 20-year-old Julio Urias, writes Mark Whicker. Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell keyed the Cubs’ attack. The Cubs reminded the Dodgers how quickly things can change, writes columnist Jeff Miller.
Here’s more from Gonzalez after the game:
Vin Scully is planning to attend Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday. Bob Nightengale of USA Today was first with the news.
Scully, 88, hasn’t been to Dodger Stadium since broadcasting his final game here Sept. 25. He’s since appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live but otherwise kept a low profile in the early weeks of his retirement.
There’s been no indication from the Dodgers if Scully will merely attend the game as a fan, be recognized in some capacity on the field or on the video boards, or take part in any pregame presentations.