first_img Tomko becomes a Padre Having a day off Thursday likely helped both sides take a breather following the emotional rollercoaster that was Game 2. Houston returns home having wrestled home-field advantage away from the Dodgers by handing them their first home loss of the postseason.The Astros now hope 24-year-old Lance McCullers Jr. can pick up where he left off in the ALCS. McCullers gave up just one run over 10 innings against the New York Yankees, including a four-inning, one-hit save in Game 7. McCullers, who was plagued by injuries and poor performances during the second half of the regular season, allowed just one run in six innings in his Game 4 ALCS start.The Dodgers turn to midseason acquisition Yu Darvish, who has allowed two runs and struck out 14 in 11-1/3 postseason innings. Darvish is familiar with Minute Maid Park, going 4-1 with a 2.16 ERA there in six starts during his time with the Texas Rangers.WORLD SERIES GAME 3 THE PITCHERSDODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (10-12, 3.86 ERA)Vs. Astros: 5-5, 3.44 ERAAt Minute Maid Park: 4-1, 2.16 ERAPostseason history: 2-2, 3.52 ERA, 4 starts2017 postseason: 2-0, 1.59 ERAHates to face: George Springer, 6 for 18 (.333), 2 HRsLoves to face: Cameron Maybin, 1 for 9 (.111), 4 KsASTROS RHP LANCE McCULLERS (7-4, 4.25 ERA)Vs. Dodgers: 0-0, 2.57 ERAAt Minute Maid Park: 13-4, 2.39 ERAPostseason history: 0-0, 2.33 4 games (2 starts)2017 postseason: 0-0, 2.08 ERA, 1 saveHates to face: Andre Ethier, 3 for 3Loves to face: Justin Turner, 0 for 2UPCOMINGSaturday, Game 4: Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (16-3, 2.72 ERA) at Astros RHP Charlie Morton (14-7, 3.62 ERA), 5 p.m., Fox/Ch. 11Sunday, Game 5: Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (18-4, 2.31 ERA) at Astros LHP Dallas Keuchel (14-5, 2.90 ERA), 5 p.m., Fox/Ch. 11Related Articles Narbonne finds its focus in 2nd half DODGERS at ASTROSWhen: 5:20 p.m.Where: Minute Maid ParkTV: Fox/Ch. 11THE LINEUPS (Dodgers updated with Pederson to DH): Untitled LAPD: Film director isn’t at fault in death Unbeaten 49ers will visit UCLA for key MPSF match center_img U.S. airstrikes pound insurgent havens in Iraq Cal High’s senior project program wows Help sought in fugitive hunt Fashion district info South Bay retrospective Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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