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Lineups for Giants-Cubs NLDS Game 1

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It’s difficult not to feel nervous for any team slated to face the Cubs this October. Craig has a full breakdown of the pitching match-ups for Game 1 of the NLDS over here, just in case you’re wondering whether you should root for the Cubs to break their 108-year curse or cross your fingers for the Giants’ fourth title in six years.

In the meantime, we have the lineups. First pitch is set for 9 PM EDT on FS1.

GIANTS

1. Gorkys Hernandez (L) CF

2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B

3. Buster Posey (R) C

4. Hunter Pence (R) RF

5. Angel Pagan (S) LF

6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS

7. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 2B

8. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B

9. Johnny Cueto (R) RHP

CUBS

1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF

2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B

4. Ben Zobrist (S) LF

5. Addison Russell (R) SS

6. Jason Heyward (L) RF

7. Javier Baez (R) 2B

8. David Ross (R) C

9. Jon Lester (L) LHP

Report: Blake Treinen signs one-year, $10 million deal with Dodgers

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Free agent reliever Blake Treinen has signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Dodgers, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports.

Treinen, 31, was non-tendered by the Athletics last week as he entered his third year of arbitration eligibility. Despite finishing as arguably baseball’s best reliever in 2018, Treinen had a disappointing 2019 campaign, posting a 4.91 ERA with 16 saves, 59 strikeouts, and 37 walks over 58 2/3 innings.

Treinen will join the back of the Dodgers’ bullpen along with Joe Kelly, Pedro Báez, and Kenley Jansen. Jansen still figures to be the closer, but Treinen could eventually assume the role if he comes back into form and Jansen doesn’t.