Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he didn’t start Chase Utley in Monday’s Game 3 of the National League Division Series because of a “baseball decision,” but added that he talked to Utley about safety concerns for the infielder and his family after Saturday night’s controversial slide in Game 2 that broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.
Curtis Granderson drove home five runs on a pair of doubles, Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d’Arnaud homered and the Mets, despite an imperfect outing from Matt Harvey, waltzed to a 13-7 victory over the Dodgers Monday night in Game 3 of the National League Division Series.
And now for the Cubs, after their biggest moment at Wrigley Field in a dozen years, the hardest part. Finishing the job.
The Cubs put on a power show Monday night as rookies Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber hit half of Chicago’s six home runs to post an 8-6 victory over the Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell left the Cubs’ 8-6 win over the Cardinals in Monday’s Game 3 of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field in the fourth inning with tightness in his left hamstring after sliding into third base on a triple.
Yoenis Cespedes highlighted the first three-hit postseason game of his career with a three-run home run in the fourth inning that helped the Mets gain a 10-3 lead in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday night at Citi Field.
The Blue Jays had a 7-1 lead on the Rangers in the third inning, but manager John Gibbons wasn’t taking any chances with his club’s postseason life on the line and he summoned ace lefty David Price from the bullpen and left him in for three innings and 50 pitches.
Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 in Monday’s rousing victory, plating a run and scoring another in the big eighth-inning rally, and adding some insurance with a two-run homer in the ninth.
The early innings of Game 3 of today’s National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Mets are being televised on TNT. The telecast will shift to TBS following the conclusion of the other NL Division Series game between the Cardinals and Cubs.
Four games into his postseason career, Kyle Schwarber has shown he is not intimidated by the big stage. Kris Bryant took his place alongside Schwarber on Monday night, as he and the rest of the Majors’ dynamic rookie class made postseason history.