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Slumping Cubs alter lineup for NLCS Game 3

CHICAGO (AP) The Cubs altered their lineup for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series on Tuesday night, putting Kyle Schwarber in the No. 2 spot and benching struggling second baseman Javier Baez.

Schwarber got the start in left field against Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish. With Schwarber batting second behind Ben Zobrist, NL MVP Kris Bryant, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Willson Contreras each moved down a spot in the order.

"We've done this before. We've done it with K.B. 3, and Rizzo 4," Chicago manager Joe Maddon said. "So the guys have seen this method. Again, it was more to put Zo and Schwarbs in an advantageous position as much as anything else."

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Leaders
AVG: K. Bryant.295
HR: A. Rizzo32
RBI: A. Rizzo109
SB: J. Báez10
W: J. Arrieta14
ERA: J. Arrieta3.53
Saves: W. Davis32
K: J. Lester180
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Chi Cubs 9270.568-
Milwaukee 8676.5316
St. Louis 8379.5129
Pittsburgh 7587.46317
Cincinnati 6894.42024
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (16)
Runs: 822 (4)
Hits: 1402 (16)
Home Runs: 223 (9)
Stolen Bases: 62 (24)
OBP: .338 (4)
SLG: .437 (7)
Total Bases: 2403 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.95 (7)
Runs Allowed: 695 (7)
Saves: 38 (16)
Strikeouts: 1439 (8)
OpBA: .238 (4)
OBP: .315 (10)
SLG: .398 (6)
Run Support: 5.11 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/4 L. Farrell Acquired Off Waivers Cincinnati
10/4 F. Peña Designated for Assignment
10/2 E. Butler Called Up from Minors
10/2 A. Mills Called Up from Minors
10/2 D. Underwood Jr. Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/13 K. Uehara Right knee infection (day-to-day)
8/18 J. Grimm off 10-day DL
8/18 J. Lester off 10-day DL
8/10 W. Contreras off 10-day DL
8/9 K. Uehara off 10-day DL
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