CHICAGO -- With their backs against the ivy, the Cardinals are turning to their best available starter to save them. That would be Game 1 winner John Lackey, who will come back on three days' rest for Game 4 rather than stay on track for a possible Game 5.
Jake Arrieta and the Cubs' collection of young hitters swung the NLDS their way with an 8-6 victory in Game 3 at rocking Wrigley Field. The Cubs will start Jason Hammel at 3:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, with a chance to send them to the NLCS for the first time since 2003. The Cubs will attempt to clinch a postseason series at Wrigley Field for the first time in club history.
Phil Rogers is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.