The Chicago Cubs take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in a pivotal Game 5. The NLCS series is tied 2-2 heading into tonight’s matchup at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch is slated for 8:08 p.m. on FS1.
Here’s the details for tonight’s game.
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 8:08 p.m. Eastern
Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
TV Channel: FS1
Line: Cubs -154, Dodgers +144 (Line is courtesy of OddsShark and is subject to change.)
Game Preview: After being shutout in the previous two games, the Cubs bats were back at work. Chicago came up with a 10-2 victory in Game 4 to bring the series to 2-2.
Tonight, John Lester is back on the mound for the Cubs. Lester pitched six innings in Game 1 and only allowed 4 hits and 1 run in the Cubs 8-4 victory. Lester was 19-5 with a 2.44 ERA during the regular season.
Kent Maeda takes the mound again for the Dodgers. Maeda had a shaky Game 1 appearance after surrendering three runs in four innings pitched. He was 16-11 with a 3.48 ERA during the regular season.
The winner of tonight’s matchup will be one game away from the World Series.