Two LCS games on the docket for Saturday.
Blue Jays vs. Indians
ALCS Game 2 (Indians lead 1-0)
Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Josh Tomlin
Time: 1:08 p.m.
Yes, in a postseason full of elite, dynamic pitching, that’s Happ vs. Tomlin, a pair of nondescript past-30 veterans, for Game 2 of the ALCS. And yet, they both had quietly productive years (ERA+ of 134 and 106, respectively), as well as solid (if short) ALDS outings. Game 1 was a pitching duel decided by a single homer, so will any big bats come out today?
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Ezequiel Carrera - LF||Rajai Davis - CF|
|Josh Donaldson - 3B||Jason Kipnis - 2B|
|Edwin Encarnacion - 1B||Francisco Lindor - SS|
|Jose Bautista - RF||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Carlos Santana - DH|
|Russell Martin - C||Jose Ramirez - 3B|
|Michael Saunders - DH||Brandon Guyer - LF|
|Kevin Pillar - CF||Lonnie Chisenhall - RF|
|Darwin Barney - 2B||Roberto Perez - C|
|J.A. Happ - LHP||Josh Tomlin - RHP|
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Dodgers vs. Cubs
NLCS Game 1
Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Jon Lester
Time: 5:08 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports 1
Blue vs. blue, in a battle of two classic franchises. Note that the Dodgers made the NLCS and the Giants didn’t.