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World Series Game 7 Preview: Astros And Dodgers To Fight For The Title

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A truly incredible Major League Baseball postseason ends tonight, as the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers fight for a World Series championship in Game 7.

Tonight marks the first Game 7 in the history of Dodger Stadium.

Let’s recap the first six games:
Game 1 in LA: Dodgers win 3-1
Game 2 in LA: Astros win 7-6 in 11
Game 3 in HOU: Astros win 5-3
Game 4 in HOU: Dodgers win 6-2
Game 5 in HOU: Astros win 13-12 in 10
Game 6 in LA: Dodgers win 3-1

It’s all on the line tonight. One winner, one loser, one game- for all the marbles. All hands on deck.

This is what the postseason is all about!

Tonight will feature a rematch of Game 3 starters Lance McCullers Jr. and Yu Darvish, only this time the home-field advantage is reversed. McCullers Jr. was solid for Houston on Friday, allowing three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. Darvish struggled for LA, getting pounded for six hits and four runs in 1 2/3 innings in the shortest start of his career.

Everyone knows by now the story with Darvish this series, and he’d love to get some revenge tonight with his home crowd cheering him on.

Here’s how both pitchers have fared in the postseason:

If the Astros win tonight, they’ll be the second team in MLB history to win two Game 7s in one year.

And now it’s time to meet your Game 7 starting lineups!

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

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

This is it! Game 7! Coverage begins on FOX at 8 PM ET! As always, be sure to check out our live, in-game tweets at @HomeRunDaily- this will be the last time we do this in a while!

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Indians Activate Francisco Lindor, DFA Hanley Ramirez

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The Cleveland Indians have activated star shortstop Francisco Lindor from the injured list on Saturday.

In a corresponding move, the Indians have designated veteran Hanley Ramirez for assignment to create the necessary roster spot for the return of Lindor.

Ramirez, 35, appeared in 16 games this season for Cleveland, posting a slash line of .184/.298/.327 with two home runs.

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Red Sox Place Nathan Eovaldi On 10-Day IL

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The Boston Red Sox have placed starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi on the 10-day injured list due to a loose body in his elbow, according to MassLive.com’s Crhsi Cotillo.

In a corresponding move, left hander Bobby Poyner will take Eovaldi’s spot on the roster and the move is retroactive to April 18th.

The struggling Red Sox will have to move forward without Eovaldi, who missed around 2 months last season following arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body, for the time being.

Eovaldi has started 4 games for Boston this season, going 0-0 and posting a 6.00 ERA in that span.

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Red Sox Call Up Top Prospect Chavis

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Top Red Sox prospect Michael Chavis was recalled for the first time on Friday.

With two infielders being placed on the DL and desperate for any kind of spark they can get, the Boston Red Sox called up their top prospect Michael Chavis (MLB no. 75) from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

Dustin Pedroia and Eduardo Nunez were both placed on the disabled list this week with knee and back injuries, respectively. And with super utility man Brock Holt out as well with an eye injury, Boston’s infield has become quite depleted in a hurry. Infielder Tzu-Wei Lin was recalled as well as the stumbling Red Sox open up a three game set in Tampa with a Good Friday matchup.

Boston hasn’t yet announced if Chavis will be in the lineup tonight, but the team is evidently hoping that the presence of the 23-year-old can provide some kind of a spark. Boston has struggled considerably so far in the young season and is coming off consecutive embarrassing losses to arch-rival New York. At 6-13, the defending World Series champs are dead last in the AL East.

Chavis, on the other hand, has risen through Boston’s minor league system quickly despite a setback last season. A PED suspension cost him half of 2018 after he was busted for Turinabol, an anabolic-androgenic steroid. He denied knowingly taking any banned substance but played well enough after his return to be promoted from Double-A to Triple-A.

Can Chavis provide a boost for the struggling Sox and help them shake off their World Series hangover?

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