CHICAGO Teams

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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