MLB playoff schedule for Tuesday
- Cardinals at Cubs, 4:37 p.m. ET (CHI leads series 2-1) - J. Lackey vs. J. Hammel
- Dodgers at Mets, 8:07 p.m. ET (NYM leads series 2-1) - C. Kershaw vs. S. Matz
After scoring five runs in the first two games of the series, New York got five RBIs from Curtis Granderson in a 13-7 win over Los Angeles, taking a 2-1 series lead.
Despite Jake Arrieta's shortest outing since June 16, Chicago took a 2-1 lead in the NLDS thanks to a postseason-record six dingers in its 8-6 win.
Game 3 of the NLDS was delayed because the replay phone to the Dodgers clubhouse wasn't operating correctly. Los Angeles eventually lost to the Mets 13-7.
Mets RF Curtis Granderson discussed his record-setting performance and why he keeps his glove on his head: “I don’t want to lose it. ... This way I always know where it’s at. That way nobody can take it from me.”
Chase Utley declined to speak with media through a team spokesman, who shielded him physically from a couple of insistent reporters
Anthony Rizzo started the postseason 0-for-12, but Chicago's 1B says he was ready to help out Jake Arrieta in "one of his rare hiccups.”
After enduring Adam Wainwright’s curveball to Carlos Beltran, two collapses, then six straight losing seasons, Mets fans had plenty to celebrate during the first postseason game in Queens in nine years. Following pregame introductions that included jeers for Chase Utley and cheers for Ruben Tejada, the Amazin’s blasted the Dodgers, 13-7, on Monday in Game 3 of the NLDS. The Mets took a 2-1 series lead and can advance with a win on Tuesday. The Mets established a franchise postseason scoring record. The previous mark came in a 12-5 NLCS win against the Cardinals on Oct. 15, 2006.
Curtis Granderson drove in five of the Mets' postseason-record 13 runs as they roughed up the Dodgers 13-7 in Game 3, grabbing a 2-1 series advantage. Box score
Justin Ruggiano, not Chase Utley, pinch hits in 9th.
Curtis Granderson doubled off the wall to up his total to five RBIs -- tying a Mets postseason record -- and giving the New York 13 runs, which is the most the team has ever scored in the postseason and the most the Dodgers have allowed. Follow live
Adrian Gonzalez put a dent in the Mets' lead with a solo homer to left-center, but Bartolo Colon got out of the inning without any added damage and New York's lead is 10-4. Follow live
Bartolo Colon in 2015 defies explanation. At any point in history, actually, but especially 2015
36-year old John Lackey will start on 3 days rest for St. Louis tomorrow in game 4 of the NLDS. In his 14-year career, Lackey has only started twice on short rest during the regular season (and not since '05), going 1-1 with a 4.82 ERA. But in 2 postseason starts on short rest, he's 1-0 with a 1.69, including a game 7 World Series win during his 2002 rookie season.
Cubs Addison Russell will be re-evaluated Tuesday after leaving Monday's game with hamstring tightness but he says he's feeling better already.
Russell said he felt something rounding second but kept going: “For the better of the team I thought I should stay out.”