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Cubs NLCS Game 3 lineup: Ben Zobrist leads off

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And Kyle Schwarber's back.

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Here is your Cubs lineup for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers, tonight at 8 p.m. CT at Wrigley Field:

Kyle Schwarber started Game 1 and went 0 for 3, then sat on the bench and didn't even pinch hit in Game 2.

The Cubs have had success in the past with Schwarber hitting second, so perhaps this will work.

Javier Baez is 0 for 19 this postseason, so Joe Maddon is giving him a break. If the Cubs have a lead in the late innings you can be sure he'll be in for defense.

I had thought Joe might start Alex Avila tonight, just on a hunch he might hit Yu Darvish, but apparently Joe wants the defense of Willson Contreras in the game.

It's mild out today with the wind blowing out at Wrigley. Please keep the ball down, Kyle Hendricks. And let's hope the bats of Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant wake up.

#LetsGo