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2017 Schedule
92-70, 1st in NL Cent
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Darvish takes on Hendricks in Game 3

Yu Darvish will attempt to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead in a series for the first time since the 1963 World Series in Game 3 on Tuesday in Chicago. The Cubs, who send Kyle Hendricks to the mound, are 0-for-24 batting vs. the Dodgers bullpen this series.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Expect a heavy left handed lineup for the Cubs in Game 3 tonight against Yu Darvish. Ben Zobrist will be at second base in place of Javier Baez who is 0 for 19 this postseason. Joe Maddon will also employ an all lefty outfield as well with Kyle Schwarber, Jon Jay and Jason Heyward your likely starters.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Expect a heavy left handed lineup for the Cubs in Game 3 tonight against Yu Darvish. Ben Zobrist will be at second base in place of Javier Baez who is 0 for 19 this postseason. Joe Maddon will also employ an all lefty outfield as well with Kyle Schwarber, Jon Jay and Jason Heyward your likely starters.

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BBTN: Yankees Get Big Win, Dodgers In Control

After Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (:26), Buster Olney talks to Keith Law about the Yankees' win, but Joe Girardi's odd bullpen strategy, Yu Darvish's resurgence and more (5:14). Plus, Dodgers PxP man Joe Davis with some "Inside Heat" on L.A's run, his first year succeeding Vin Scully and more (29:16). Also, Marly Rivera weighs in on Alex Cora's managerial candidacy and Jose Altuve's perfectionism (37:25).

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Not a great omen for Dodgers

The Cubs have never come back to win a best-of-seven series after trailing 2-0, but the Dodgers haven't had much success when leading in that situation. They've lost three of their previous five series when leading 2-0, the only franchise all time with a losing record. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Cubs have potential to change tide vs. Dodgers

The Cubs have never come back to win a best-of-seven series after trailing 2-0. However, the Dodgers have lost three of their previous five series when leading 2-0 and are the only franchise ever with a losing record in such situations.

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Darvish, Dodgers looking to take commanding series lead (2:19)
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Chicago's pen looking dodgy

The Cubs' bullpen has pitched just over a third of the total innings it pitched in the 2016 postseason, but it's already allowed twice as many home runs.

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Explosividad de Yasiel Puig genera comentarios entre los Cachorros (0:53)
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Breaking Blue Podcast Episode 14

Steve Mason talks with JP Hoornstra and Greg Bergman about the incredible Dodgers Game 2 win and look forward to Game 3 in Chicago.

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When it comes to closers, when will managers learn?

Major league skippers have experience, brains and reams of information available to them. Despite all of this, what happens when they fail at work? You have what happened to Joe Maddon in Game 2 of the NLCS.

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BBTN: Yankees, Cubs Face Uphill Climb After Weekend

Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick about Joe Maddon's bullpen management, Justin Turner's heroics and more (:50). Plus, Astros analyst Steve Sparks weighs in on the team's early dominance over the Yankees (29:00) and Todd Radom stops by for the latest uniform/logo trivia (45:30).

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

With the Dodgers up 2-0 in the NLCS, we now know that there will be at least one more game played at Dodger Stadium this fall. The question is, will the next game L.A. hosts be NLCS Game 6 or World Series Game 1?

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

As a Southern California native, Justin Turner says he grew up pretending to hit Kirk Gibson's 1988 walk-off home run countless times. Tonight, Turner's own Gibson-esque moment played out at Dodger Stadium on the 29th anniversary of the famous home run.

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Did Maddon manage bullpen poorly? (1:59)
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Maddon says nobody matches up well against Turner (0:40)

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.957th
Quality Starts77Tied-8th
WHIP1.289th
BAA.2384th
Runs8224th
Batting Average.25516th
On Base Percentage.3384th
Slugging Percentage.4377th