LEADING OFF: Indians go for sweep; Cubs, Dodgers play Game 3

Kershaw also matched a Dodgers postseason record for the most flawless innings pitched, going 4 2/3 innings, and matching Sandy Koufax performance in Game 1 of the 1963 World Series. Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill smiles while talking to reporters during a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Game 3 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs, Monday, Oct. 17, 2.

Rich Hill will try and keep the Dodgers' momentum going and give Los Angeles a fighting chance.

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). They hit better against right-handers than they do southpaws, so scoring early and often is going to be a key for the Chicago Cubs in Game 3.

(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). They are unbeaten in six playoff games this year and can complete their second consecutive sweep on Tuesday. Cleveland is one win from its sixth World Series appearance. Carried by a brilliant bullpen, the Indians have limited a unsafe Blue Jays lineup to three runs in three games. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts left Dayton in the game. "I really wanted to - he was probably not going to trust me again after that, but, fortunately, he hit it at somebody", Kershaw said.

Corey Kluber is scheduled to pitch a day earlier than planned for the Indians against the Blue Jays. He has never thrown more than 100 pitches in a major league game, and the team has been careful to manage his workload this season. Bauer faced four batters before getting pulled when his stitched-up right pinkie began dripping blood. Consider this: according to Priceline.com, the average resale ticket price at Wrigley Field for both Games 6 and 7 is more expensive than the cost of a round-trip flight from Chicago to Los Angeles., hotel fees and the price of a ticket at Dodger Stadium.

In the 3-1 series win over San Francisco, Cubs pitchers provided a lot of punch at the plate, including a home run in Game 4 by Jake Arrieta, who starts Tuesday night. Aaron Sanchez starts for the Blue Jays.

Arrieta bought into Maddon's plan, and it's gotten him to the NL Championship Series with 197 1/3 innings and a 3.10 ERA.

Roberts said Monday that he will turn to another left-handed starter, 20-year-old Julio Arias, in Game 4. Roberts said he is less concerned with pitch count this time around and will primarily monitor effectiveness. He'd been pushed back two days to Game 3 after cutting his finger last week repairing one of the drones he enjoys flying as a hobby.

Chicago's SP Kyle Hendricks (0-1) worked 5.1 innings, giving up 3 hits, 4 walks and 1 earned run while striking out 5.



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