WORLD SERIES: Hendricks, Tomlin Square Off In Game 3, Series Tied 1-1

By  //  October 28, 2016

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(FOX NEWS) – Kyle Schwarber will not play in the field in Wrigley Field. Kyle Hendricks will, however, and that may provide a bigger impediment for Cleveland when the World Series shifts to Chicago for Game 3 Friday after the teams split the first two games at Progressive Field.

Cy Young Award candidate Hendricks was 9-2 with a 1.32 ERA in 15 home games this season, including 14 starts, and he is 2-0 in three playoff starts as the Cubs seek their first World Series title since 1908.

The only thing that got in the way of a possible third postseason victory was an Angel Pagan line drive that struck Hendricks’ right forearm in the fourth inning of NLDS Game 2. Hendricks was forced to leave leading 4-2, and the Cubs won 5-2.

Hendricks will oppose Cleveland right-hander Josh Tomlin, who was 13-9 in the regular season and has beaten Boston and Toronto in his two playoff starts while allowing three runs in 10 2/3 innings. He has never faced the Cubs.

“I think the pitchers feel as though they’re really not far from home plate,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said of what might play into Hendricks’ home success.

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