Your guide to Sunday’s LCS game — Cubs look to Lester to even series

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You don’t want to overreact to four playoff games, but the Dodgers look like they’ve brought their A-plus-game to the postseason, resembling the team that went 56-11 at one stretch. They’re good enough that they don’t need Clayton Kershaw to carry them like they have in the past and were happy to get five solid innings from him in Game 1. Yasiel Puig has been locked in so far, the bullpen suddenly looks like a shutdown crew and even emergency shortstop Charlie Culberson delivered a big sac fly and double in his first game filling in for Corey Seager.

The most important thing of the day: Jon Lester has to go deep into the game. The Cubs bullpen has allowed 16 runs in 20.1 innings in six playoff games, with almost as many walks (15) as strikeouts (17). It has allowed five home runs after allowing three in 17 postseason games in 2016. The pen was solid enough in the regular season, but Joe

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