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Championship Series Day 7 Open Thread: Cubs vs. Dodgers

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Whoever wins two of the possible next three games will face Cleveland in the World Series.

MLB: NLCS-Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Cubs’ decisive 10-2 win last night knotted their NLCS against the Dodgers at two games apiece. Now despite still being on the road in L.A. for one more game before returning to Wrigley, they have the advantage since they send playoff veteran Jon Lester to face Kenta Maeda, who has not impressed in his first two postseason starts. Clayton Kershaw looms in Game 6 though, so you can bet your ass that Joe Maddon is really hoping not to have to beat him to stay alive.

The winner moves a game away from a World Series date in Cleveland on Tuesday. The action starts at 8:08 pm on Fox Sports 1.

Today's Lineups

Dexter Fowler - CF Enrique Hernandez - 2B
Kris Bryant - 3B Justin Turner - 3B
Anthony Rizzo - 1B Corey Seager - SS
Ben Zobrist - LF Carlos Ruiz - C
Javier Baez - 2B Howie Kendrick - LF
Jason Heyward - RF Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Addison Russell - SS Yasiel Puig - RF
David Ross - C Joc Pederson - CF
Jon Lester - LHP Kenta Maeda - RHP