TOP OF FIRST: DODGERS 0, CUBS 0
Jon Lester’s first pitch of the National League championship series to Dodgers leadoff hitter Howie Kendrick was a strike. Kendrick tried to bunt the second pitch for a base hit and missed. He then battled Lester to seven pitches before grounding out to third.
Justin Turner, up next, grounded out to shortstop on the first pitch he saw. Corey Seager swung at the first pitch he saw, too, and singled up the middle. Then came Yasiel Puig, who grounded out on the second pitch he saw to end the inning. Lester threw only 11 pitches.