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Lineups for World Series Game 5

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As the Cubs look for another opportunity to earn their third World Series title, they’ll also say goodbye to backstop David Ross, who will make his last start at Wrigley Field on Sunday night. The veteran catcher is set to retire following the conclusion of the 2016 postseason. He spent the last two seasons of his 15-year career in Chicago, during which he batted .203/.304/.351 with 11 home runs and contributed to back-to-back playoff runs.

Other changes to the Game 5 lineups: Terry Francona has Carlos Santana back in left field, while Rajai Davis will return to center field and Brandon Guyer will take over in right for his first start of the series since Game 1. The Cubs will give Jason Heyward another look in right field after the 27-year-old went 2-for-4 in Game 4.

Game time is set for 8 PM EDT; lineups are below.

INDIANS

1. Rajai Davis (R) CF
2. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
3. Francisco Lindor (S) SS
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Carlos Santana (S) LF
6. Jose Ramirez (S) 3B
7. Brandon Guyer (R) RF
8. Roberto Perez (R) C
9. Trevor Bauer (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

José Ramírez has a broken hamate bone, likely out for the year

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José Ramírez had to leave last night’s game against the Royals in the middle of his first-inning after he injured his wrist on a swing. This morning the Indians determined that he has a fractured right hamate bone. He has been placed in the Injured List and his season is almost certainly over.

Ramírez started the season slowly, but in the past two months he had turned it on to help fuel Cleveland’s surge. He hit .320/.340/.680 with nine homers and 25 driven in in July and was hitting .321/.372/.705 with six homers and 20 driven this month. Basically, he’s been a better version of the Ramírez who won the Silver Slugger Award and came in third in the MVP balloting in 2018.

The Indians have called up Yu Chang to take Ramírez’s spot on the roster. He and Mike Freeman will likely get most of the reps at third base going forward.

Just a tremendous loss for the Indians.