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League Championship Series Day Six Open Thread

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Ryan gets the start on Merritt

NLCS - Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images

The Indians will try again to finish off the Blue Jays this afternoon with Ryan Merritt on the mound. Merritt spent most of the year in Columbus, and has all of 11 innings of big league experience. That hasn’t seemed to matter much in this series, as Terry Francona has expertly used his bullpen. Opposing him will be right-hander Marco Estrada who has been fantastic in the post-season, allowing just two runs in eight innings in Game One. The game airs at 3 CT on TBS and the Watch TBS app.

Dreams of a Cubs championship are in serious jeopardy if they cannot win tonight against the Dodgers. Los Angeles blanked the Cubbies 6-0 in Game Three last night to take a 2-1 edge in the series. Tonight, 37-year old John Lackey faces a man nearly half his age in 20-year old Julio Urias, the first 20-year old to start a playoff game since Bret Saberhagen in 1985. The game airs at 7 CT on FS1 and the Fox Sports Go app.