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.
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:
Adrian Gonzalez hits a home run during the second inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, the only run in the Dodgers’ 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. (Associated Press photo)
CHICAGO — Clayton Kershaw kept a remarkable streak alive in the Dodgers’ 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday: The Dodgers haven’t lost a postseason game in which he pitches, and they haven’t won a game in which he doesn’t pitch.
The box score is here.
The photo gallery is here.
Kenley Jansen answered questions about his stamina by recording a six-out save.
In today’s notebook: Andre Ethier might step in against (more) left-handed pitchers in the series, and Adrian Gonzalez didn’t lament the Dodgers not staying at Donald Trump’s hotel in Chicago.
CHICAGO — Adrian Gonzalez‘s home run off Kyle Hendricks gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the second inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.
Here’s what it looked like: