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ALCS Game 5, NLCS Game 4: Royals at Blue Jays, Mets at Cubs

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Two teams are on the brink today in the League Championship Series.

ALCS Game 5: Kansas City Royals (3) at Toronto Blue Jays (1)

The Blue Jays will have to win three games in a row once again to stay alive in the 2015 postseason. The Kansas City Royals hope to win back-to-back American League pennants today.

Today's Lineups

KANSAS CITY ROYALS TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Alcides Escobar - SS Ben Revere - LF
Ben Zobrist - 2B Josh Donaldson - 3B
Lorenzo Cain - CF Jose Bautista - RF
Eric Hosmer - 1B Edwin Encarnacion - DH
Kendrys Morales - DH Chris Colabello - 1B
Mike Moustakas - 3B Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Salvador Perez - C Dioner Navarro - C
Alex Gordon - LF Kevin Pillar - CF
Alex Rios - RF Ryan Goins - 2B
Edinson Volquez - RHP Marco Estrada - RHP

NLCS Game 4: New York Mets (3) at Chicago Cubs (0)

It's Back to the Future Day, but things are looking grim for the Cubs. Only one team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a seven-game MLB postseason series. The 2004 Boston Red Sox also defeated a New York club and also went on to end a historic championship drought.

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK METS CHICAGO CUBS
Curtis Granderson - RF Dexter Fowler - CF
David Wright - 3B Jorge Soler - RF
Daniel Murphy - 2B Kris Bryant - 3B
Yoenis Cespedes - CF Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Lucas Duda - 1B Starlin Castro - 2B
Travis d'Arnaud - C Kyle Schwarber - LF
Michael Conforto - LF Javier Baez - SS
Wilmer Flores - SS Jason Hammel - RHP
Steven Matz - LHP David Ross - C