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World Series Game 3 Preview: Yu Darvish Vs Lance McCullers Jr.

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The Fall Classic is back in Houston.

With the 2017 World Series tied at a game apiece between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros, LA will be the visiting team for the first time this series as Game 3 is set to begin tonight at Minute Maid Park at 8 PM ET.

Houston is undefeated at home in six games so far this postseason, and they would love to keep that going tonight.

The Dodgers won Game 1 3-1 behind Clayton Kershaw’s seven dominant innings, and the Astros outslugged LA 7-6 in 11 innings in Game 2 to tie things up in this great Fall Classic so far.

In a suddenly best-of-five series, the Astros now have the momentum and home-field advantage coming off Game 2’s dramatic victory, and they send Lance McCullers Jr. to the mound to oppose LA’s Yu Darvish.

McCullers hasn’t pitched since Game 7 of the ALCS, where he threw the final four innings in Houston’s 4-0 clinching win over the New York Yankees for his first career save. Overall this postseason, he has a 2.08 ERA in 13 innings across three games (one start).

For the Dodgers, Darvish has started two games this postseason and won both of them, accumulating a 1.59 ERA in 11 1/3 innings.

In the regular season, McCullers was 7-4 in 22 games/starts with a 4.25 ERA; Darvish was 10-12 in 33 games/starts with a 3.86 ERA (3.44 for the Dodgers in nine starts).

Now here are your Game 3 starting lineups!

LOS ANGELES DODGERS
1- C. Taylor, CF
2- C. Seager, SS
3- J. Turner, 3B
4- C. Bellinger, 1B
5- Y. Puig, RF
6- L. Forsythe, 2B
7- A. Barnes, C
8- J. Pederson, DH
9- E. Hernandez, LF

HOUSTON ASTROS
1- G. Springer, CF
2- A. Bregman, 3B
3- J. Altuve, 2B
4- C. Correa, SS
5- Y. Gurriel, 1B
6- J. Reddick, RF
7- E. Gattis, DH
8- M. Gonzalez, LF
9- B. McCann, C

Tonight should be another good one! Tune in at @HomeRunDaily for our live, in-game tweets and additional coverage of tonight’s Game 3!

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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Cavan Biggio

The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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Drew Storen

The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Neil Ramirez

Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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