Rain pushes Game 4 back

11 October 2017 20:31:17 GMTPlus10
Jake Arrieta

The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals will attempt to play their Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday after being rained off.

Jake Arrieta and Tanner Roark continue to be the projected starters for the game with neither manager opting to change their rotation at this time.

The Cubs lead the series by two games to one after splitting the first two games in Washington and would like nothing more than to wrap up the series to set up a match up with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.

The Nationals on the other hand are hoping to force a fifth and deciding game back in the nation's capital, a contest that is still scheduled for Thursday.

Kyle Hendricks is the Chicago starter for Game 5, but there is now some question as to who would start for Washington with news that Stephen Strasburg is ill.

Meanwhile over in the American League the Houston Astros should find out who their opponent will be in the AL Championship Series when the Cleveland Indians entertain the New York Yankees at Progressive Field.

That is if the rain that caused the schedule change in Chicago doesn't impact the game 345 miles to the East.

Corey Kluber will be on the mound for the host with the Yankees countering with C.C. Sabathia. The Indians had the depth in their rotation during the regular campaign, but somewhat surprisingly decided to shorten their rotation in the post-season.

That leaves Kluber on the mound, but the question will be asked as to whether a fully rested Trevor Bauer would have been the better choice?

The Cubs areĀ 21.00 to win the World Series this year while the Nationals are 101.00. The Houston Astros are priced at 2.40.

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