Is next year finally here?
We won’t know tonight, but we will find out if these young Cubs can carry their best regular season in 106 years into the playoffs.
Keep it right here for updates throughout tonight’s game. In the meantime, a preview of Game 1 action:
Jon Lester (19-5, 2.44 ERA) will start for the Cubs and Johnny Cueto (18-5, 2.79 ERA) will take the bump for the Giants.
Here are tonight’s starting lineups:
1. Hernandez, CF; 2. Belt, 1B; 3. Posey, C; 4. Pence, RF; 5. Pagan, LF; 6. Crawford, SS; 7. Tomlinson, 2B; 8. Gillaspie, 3B; 9. Cueto, P
1. Fowler, CF; 2. Bryant, 3B; 3. Rizzo, 1B; 4. Zobrist, LF; 5. Russell, SS; 6 Heyward, RF; 7. Baez, 2B; 8. Ross, C; 9. Lester, P
In case you need to catch up on our coverage of the NLDS today, here’s a handy guide:
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