Adrian Beltre

LEADING OFF: Kershaw on 3 days' rest, Cubs a win from NLCS

A look at what's happening around the major leagues today: ___ NATIONAL STAGE While both AL Division Series get the day off to prepare for Wednesday's Game 5s both NLDS are back at it for pivotal Game 4s. At 4:37 p.m. EDT, the Cubs host the Cardinals at Wrigley Field, and then the Dodgers and Mets play in New York at 8:07 p.m. EDT. LEFT ON LEFT Clayton Kershaw will try to end a five-game postseason losing streak, starting on three days' rest as the Dodgers try to avoid elimination against the Mets in Game 4. The ace left-hander took the loss in Game 1 but pitched well, striking out 11 and allowing three runs over 6 2-3 innings. The Mets are holding ace Jacob deGrom for...