With the Cleveland Indians winning the American League Championship Series earlier today, Major League Baseball announced that Game 6 of the NLCS will begin at 5 p.m. Pacific Time Saturday and Game 7, if necessary, will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Both games will be telecast on FS1.
Kiké Hernandez plays catch prior to Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
Dodgers utility player Kiké Hernandez got some good news last night: His father, Enrique Hernandez Sr., learned his cancer is in remission.
Hernandez’s father received a bone marrow transplant in June, and months of rehabilitation followed. Kiké said that his father shuttled from his home in Puerto Rico to Tampa and back for treatment, all the while watching the Dodgers’ games on TV.
Back in June, the younger Hernandez shaved his head as a show of support for his father’s battle. Father’s Day fell shortly thereafter, and Hernandez hit a memorable pinch hit home run in that day’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, a 2-1 Dodgers win.
Today’s news was a long time coming, and Hernandez was understandably in a good mood before Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.
Andrew Toles will start in left field in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
The Chicago Cubs swapped right fielders again for Game 4 of the National League Championship Series — Jason Heyward is in, Jorge Soler is out — while the Dodgers made no changes to their starting lineup from Game 3.
Check it out:
Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Jake Arrieta in the fourth inning of the Dodgers’ 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers extended their streak of scoreless innings pitched to 18, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-0 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the National League Championship Series.
The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
It only took two guys — Corey Seager and Yasmani Grandal — but the Dodgers finally got to Jake Arrieta, writes columnist Jeff Miller.
Grandal at last added some offense to complement his defense, hitting a two-run home run off Arrieta.
Rich Hill got through six shutout innings for the Dodgers, which is no small accomplishment in these playoffs, as columnist Mark Whicker points out.
The Cubs aren’t panicking despite their lack of offense.
Game 4 is a matchup of 37-year-old John Lackey and 20-year-old Julio Urias. Lackey was once a rookie hero for the Angels. Urias has the requisite poise to do the same for the Dodgers.
Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series (5 p.m., Fox Sports 1). Jorge Soler is getting his first start of the series for the Cubs, replacing Jason Heyward in right field, while number-3 and number-4 hitters Ben Zobrist and Anthony Rizzo switch spots.
There are no changes for the Dodgers from Game 2: