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NLCS Game 6 Lineup: Dodgers at Cubs

Albert Almora Jr. gets the start in right field for the Cubs over Jayson Heyward, who has been struggling at the plate. Willson Contreras will catch for Chicago. The Dodgers move Andrew Toles to the leadoff spot, and Chase Utley bats eighth. Yasmani Grandal will be Clayton Kershaw's backstop.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs skipper Joe Maddon summed up the building scene in Wrigleyville thusly: "It's like a video game driving up Clark right now. You've got be careful out there. If they wanted to hand out jaywalking tickets today, they'd make a lot of money."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon on the likelihood of Kyle Schwarber in the WS: "There's a chance....But right now we're just trying to explore all possibilities"

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Theo Epstein on Kyle Schwarber possibly being added to the World Series roster: "We are leaving open the possibility; we will take it day by day."

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Kershaw entre Chicago y la Serie Mundial

Chicago logró 103 triunfos en la temporada regular, pero necesita 5 más para lograr el título, y el primer escollo en el camino es Clayton Kershaw en el juego 6 de SCLN. Leer


NLCS Game 6: Kershaw vs. Hendricks

The Dodgers' hopes of reaching a seventh game rest greatly on the talented left arm of Clayton Kershaw. The Cubs will counter with righty Kyle Hendricks in a rematch of Game 2, won by Los Angeles 1-0.

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Cachorros a 27 outs de la gloria, pero...

Tras 109 éxitos en 2016, los próximos 27 outs serán los más difíciles del año para Cachorros. Para complicarle más la existencia estará en la lomita por Dodgers el zurdo Clayton Kershaw, el mejor pitcher de MLB. Leer

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cubs' Game 6 lineup against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw: 1. Fowler CF; 2. Bryant 3B; 3. Rizzo 1B; 4. Zobrist LF; 5. Baez 2B; 6. Contreras C; 7. Russell SS; 8. Almora RF; Hendricks P. Obviously the headliner here is Almora in for Heyward in right.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

In the last five quarters, Michigan has outgained opponents 800-50 in offensive yards. Wolverines are beating Illinois 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

NLCS Game 6 is at 8:05 p.m. Eastern/7:05 Central. The ViewFromVegas is the Dodgers, trailing 3-2, are -130 road favorites with Clayton Kershaw starting. The Cubs are +120 with Kyle Hendricks. The over/under is 6.5 runs.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Light wind blowing toward the outfield. Game time temperature expected of 54 degrees for tonight's Game 6 of the NLCS.


Single file line, please!

Michigan broke out of a unique formation to set up a Jake Butt touchdown. The Wolverines lead Illinois 14-0.

Wolverines dust off unique formation for TD (0:20)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

They've been standing there since first thing this morning waiting for a chance at tickets.

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2016 World Series schedule

Since the American League won the All-Star Game, the Indians have home field advantage in the World Series. Games 1, 2, and 6 and 7 (if necessary) will be in Cleveland. The Cubs or Dodgers will host Games 3 and 4, and Game 5 if it's necessary. All games are slated to start at 8 p.m. E.T.


Charles Moynihan ESPN 

The Dodgers team buses just pulled up to Wrigley Field. Can they stave off elimination?

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Taj Gibson says he worked with the starters today. Says he's been switching up between the first unit and second unit and enjoys playing with everybody.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Taj Gibson chuckles when asked if he expects to start in season opener. Says he'll be ready for "whatever decision coach makes."

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

It's a festive atmosphere already outside the confines of Wrigley Field.

Dan Mullen 

All is quiet inside Wrigley Field ... for now.

Northwestern DB goes OBJ on this INT (0:42)

Dan Mullen 

Wrigleyville is starting to come to life five hours before the first pitch of Game 6. If the Cubs win tonight, it will be a party the North Side hasn't seen in more than 70 years at the corner of Addison and Clark.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Nikola Mirotic went through all of practice and is expected to play on opening night. Cris Felicio did not practice after being elbowed in the throat in a game last week, but he is expected to be ready on Thursday. Denzel Valentine did non-contact drills. His status is still TBD for opening night.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon went with a surprise starter in right field for the struggling Jason Heyward as Albert Almora Jr will get the nod in Game 6 tonight. Maddon doesn't lose much on defense and adds a right handed bat to the lineup against Clayton Kershaw. He has 8 righties in the lineup. Almora was a Sept call up after making his debut earlier this season. He made a diving catch in the NLDS against the Giants.