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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell to miss NL Championship Series

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell to miss NL Championship Series

The Chicago Cubs will send Jon Lester to the mound for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night, and Javier Baez will start at shortstop after Addison Russell was shelved because of a left hamstring injury.

Russell was hurt while legging out a triple in Game 3 of an NL division series against the Cardinals. He said he felt the hamstring grab while he was rounding second, and Manager Joe Maddon said the rookie had a moderate strain.

"Addy right now will not participate in this next round," Maddon said Thursday. "Hopefully, if everything plays properly and we have...

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