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Game 4 NLDS preview: Cubs vs the Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) runs safely to the first base on a throwing error by Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez (9) as first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) can't misses the ball during the seventh inning of Game 3 in baseball's National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) runs safely to the first base on a throwing error by Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez (9) as first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) can’t misses the ball during the seventh inning of Game 3 in baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Chicago Cubs leads the National League Divisional Series 2 to 1 over the St. Louis Cardinals, after an 8 to 6 victory in Game 3 last night in Chicago. Both teams will meet again tonight at Wrigley Field and with a win, the Cubs will advance to the National League Championship Series, for the first time since 2003.

After a historic win last night with six home runs, a post season record, the Cubs have high hopes for Game 4. The players who hit the homers last night include Kyle Schwarber, Jorge Soler, Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant,  and Dexter Fowler.

Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler (24) runs bases after hitting a home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning of Game 3 in baseball's National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler (24) runs bases after hitting a home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning of Game 3 in baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

If the Cardinals lose the series tonight, it will be the first time since 2009 that they haven’t advanced to the NLCS. Pitcher John Lackey has not given up the chance for the team to advance just yet by saying the Cardinals “still got a chance.”

 

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