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LCS Gamethreads: NLCS Game 4, Dodgers vs. Atlanta /ALCS Game 5, Rays vs. Astros

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Tampa can close it out, and L.A. can even it up!

American League Championship Series Game 5: Tampa Bay Rays v. Houston Astros
A general view of Petco Park during batting practice with Spirit Day on the scoreboard prior to Game 5 of the ALCS between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros at Petco Park on Oct. 15, 2020 in San Diego.
Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

After Houston came back in Game 4 to stave off elimination, 4-3, the Rays try to eliminate the TrashCans tonight behind John Curtiss, in a bullpen game. Rookie Luis Garcia — essentially the Jonathan Stiever of the Astros staff — gets the call for Game 5 for Houston.

First pitch for the AL series is thrown at 4:07 p.m. on TBS.


Clayton Kershaw is back from his back spasms-scratch for Game 2, to start Game 4 in an attempt to even the series at two games apiece. Rookie Bryse Wilson makes his first career postseason start, trying to push Atlanta and its incredible, no-name staff to the brink of a clinch.

NLCS Game 4 is on FOX/FS1 at 8:07 p.m.


Here’s the schedule (best-of-seven, italics below are games “if necessary,” times CST)

Sunday, October 11
ALCS Game 1: Rays 2, Astros 1

Monday, October 12
ALCS, Game 2: Rays 4, Astros 2
NLCS Game 1: Atlanta 5, Dodgers 1

Tuesday, October 13
ALCS Game 3: Rays 5, Astros 2
NLCS Game 2: Atlanta 8, Dodgers 7

Wednesday, October 14
ALCS Game 4: Astros 4, Rays 3
NLCS Game 3: Dodgers 15, Atlanta 3

Thursday, October 15
ALCS Game 5, Astros vs. Rays, San Diego, TBS
NLCS, Game 4, Dodgers vs. Atlanta, Arlington, FOX or FS1

Friday, October 16
ALCS Game 6, Astros vs. Rays, San Diego, TBS
NLCS, Game 5, Dodgers vs. Atlanta, Arlington, FOX or FS1

Saturday, October 17
ALCS Game 7, Astros vs. Rays, San Diego, TBS
NLCS Game 6, Atlanta vs. Dodgers, Arlington, FOX or FS1

Sunday, October 18
NLCS Game 7, Atlanta vs. Dodgers, Arlington, FOX or FS1