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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Did not notice this stat from Elias until after Sunday night's game, but it's a doozy: The Dodgers' Justin Turner is 13 for 18 (a .722 average) in with runners in scoring position during his postseason career. Highest of any player with at least 10 postseason at-bats.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

What is it about the eighth inning of Game 4s for the Astros? It has all come apart here against the Yankees with a meltdown that could reach the level of that five-run eighth inning of Game 4 of the Division Series in 2015 against the Kansas City Royals.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Lance McCullers Jr. completed six innings for the first time since June 8 and gave the Astros more than they could've hoped. But the bullpen still needs to record the final four outs, and other than closer Ken Giles, Houston manager A.J. Hinch hasn't shown a lot of faith in his relievers in the postseason. Still a long way to go here.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees are trying to make yet another comeback in this postseason, and their MVP candidate Aaron Judge has started things off. Judge hit a mammoth seventh inning solo homer to center to put the Yankees' first run on the board and chase Astros' starter Lance McCullers. It was only the second hit McCullers had allowed all day. It was the second homer in as many days for Judge and his third of the playoffs.

Pedro Gomez MLB 

Yasiel Puig signing.

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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

NLCS Game 3 seventh-inning stretch duties will be handled by a couple of former Cubs pitchers tonight.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Before the game, manager A.J. Hinch said the Astros were "one click away" from busting out. Click. Yuli Gurriel clears the bases with a three-run double, giving Houston the big hit it has been looking for since the end of Game 2. It was only the Stros' fifth extra-base hit of the series.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Yasiel Puig is absolutely crushing the ball during batting practice at Wrigley Field.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Lance McCullers Jr. has given the Astros five scoreless innings so far against the Yankees. Coupled with his relatively solid relief performance in Game 3 of the Division Series, it appears McCullers has fixed his problems from the last month of the season. But Houston's offense remains in a deep slumber against Yankees starter Sonny Gray.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

An American classic:

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Well, that was really strange! Aaron Judge was involved in some curious base-running in the fourth. First, Judge was nearly doubled-up on a short fly to right. Originally, Judge was called out even after a poor throw from Astros right fielder Josh Reddick. The call was overturned by replay. Then, before another pitch was thrown, Judge took off, trying to steal second and was easily thrown out by Astros starter Lance McCullers, One possible explanation was that the Yankees saw that Judge hadn't touched second on his way back to first on the original play so he took off for second before the Astros could appeal. Nonetheless, Judge was out and the fourth ended.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Today is the 13th anniversary of Dave Roberts' famous stolen base against Mariano Rivera in the 2004 ALCS, the steal that made that comeback possible. He said he had a funny story about that. "A couple weeks ago, I guess Yu Darvish was surfing the Internet and came across that play and realized, oh yeah, that was his manager out there."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tommy Lasorda greets Joe Maddon during Cubs batting practice.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Alex Wood on the mood in the clubhouse during L.A.'s postseason run: "We're back to being the fun Dodgers now."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starting batting practice before Game 3. Kris Bryant in the cage.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

As of 4:47P CST, the wind is blowing straight out to center here at Wrigley Field.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Joe Maddon on taking slumping Javier Baez out of the lineup for NLCS Game 3: "I hate playing any game of baseball without Javier Baez because he's such a dynamic defender."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The new batting order mostly is about Kyle Schwarber hitting second. Joe Maddon wants to get him the extra AB or two before Dave Roberts goes to a lefty. Same goes with Ben Zobrist who hasn't been hitting much right handed in the playoffs.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers lineup against righty Kyle Hendricks as they seek to put a stranglehold on the NLCS in Game 3 at Wrigley Field: 1. Chris Taylor, SS; 2: Cody Bellinger, 1B; 3. Justin Turner, 3B; 4. Yasiel Puig, RF; 5. Andre Ethier, LF; 6. Chase Utley, 2B; 7. Austin Barnes, C; 8. Joc Pederson, CF; 9. Yu Darvish, P.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Anuncian Los Angeles Dodgers su alineación para el Juego 3 de la Serie de Campeonato contra los Cubs. Incluye diversos cambios: Hoy Yasiel Puig es el cuarto en el orden y aparecen desde el principio André Ethier, Chase Utley y Joc Peterson. Chris Taylor SS; Cody Bellinger 1B; Justin Turner 3B; Yasiel Puig RF; Andre Ethier LF ; Chase Utley 2B; Chris Barnes C; Joc Pederson CF y Yu Darvish P

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Los Cubs mueven su alineación por segundo juego consecutivo en la Serie de Campeonato. Sale Javier Báez de la alineación , después de que no ha bateado hit en 19 turnos en la actual postemporada y entran Ben Zobrist y Kyle Schwarber, como primero y segundo en el orden, de manera respectiva.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

No surprise that Joe Maddon is making some changes in his lineup, with Ben Zobrist playing second base for Javier Baez, who is 0-for-19 in the postseason, and inserting Kyle Schwarber into the second spot in the order. While the bats have struggled, keep in mind that in their seven playoff games, six of them have been started by opposing pitchers who ranked in the top six in the NL in WAR.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

With a weekday start and the Cubs in an 0-2 NLCS hole, it's a pretty subdued scene in Wrigleyville hours before Game 3.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

My cab driver Adam Luciani was born in Italy, but has lived close to Wrigleyville for 20 years and he's become a big baseball fan. He's predicting the Cubs will come back in the series. "Just look at last year, Even when they were losing, they thought they could win," the retired mechanical engineer said. "That's why you need young players. To have that energy." Forget all the numbers and analysis. You have to trust your cabbie. This series isn't over.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon has changed up his batting order as he'll have Ben Zobrist lead off and play second while Kyle Schwarber will bat second. The rest of the order includes Bryant, Rizzo, Contreras, Jay, Russell, Heyward and Hendricks.