With a 4-3 win against the Boston Red Sox Monday night, the Cleveland Indians secured their third and final American League Division Series (ALDS) victory to move on to the American League Championship Series 2016 (ALCS).
While the Indians won’t play again until Friday, there’s still plenty of action to catch in MLB postseason 2016 until then.
Tuesday night’s Game 4 could be the last hurrah for the LA Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, but these west coast teams also have the potential to give their rivals—the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs, respectively—a run for their money.
Baseball fans can catch the back to back Game 4 match-ups Tuesday night: Nationals v. Dodgers at 5:00 p.m. ET and Cubs v. Giants at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The Chicago Cubs are still among the leading favorites to win the World Series—for the first time in more than a hundred years— but after their 6-5 loss on Monday night, their chance to sweep the SF Giants has past and their fate is less secure.
Even though the Cubs were able to score a three-run homer off of Bumgarner in the second inning and a two-run homer in the ninth inning on closer Sergio Romo, the Giants held them off in the 13-inning, five-hour, marathon game.
Although the Cubs lead the Giants 2-1 in the NLDS, their Monday night performance suggests they might not be able to hold off the Giants for much longer. Both teams may be tired due to back-to-back games, but the Giants may have momentum on their side Tuesday night.
What’s more, if history means anything, the Giants are slated for another big win this year, having won the World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014.
Like the Cubs, the Washington Nationals have a chance to end their opponents World Series dreams Tuesday night, after reclaiming their NLDS lead thanks to a major 8-3 victory over the Dodgers on Monday.
In a last-ditch effort to make it to the NLCS after their crushing defeat, the Dodgers may choose to start all-star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who helped LA earn their only win of the series last Friday.
Kershaw has been resting to prepare for Tuesday’s game and is a potentially risky choice since he was out for much of the season with a herniated disk in his back. The Dodgers other option may be newcomer Julio Urias, but that means playing a rookie with the season at stake.
There may only be two teams standing at the end of the NLDS postseason games Tuesday night. We’ve made it easy for you to catch all of the action in these high-stakes games.
How to Watch the NLDS Game 4 Postseason Games:
Tuesday night’s baseball schedule: 5:00 p.m. ET: Washington Nationals away against the Los Angeles Dodgers 8:30 p.m. ET: Chicago Cubs away against the San Francisco Giants
In order to watch the games online, fans can use the Fox Sports GO website (or app for mobile viewing), but access requires a valid login through a cable provider. Games are also available for streaming on TBS Sports and you can find even more ways to watch without a cable login from Cut Cable Today.
And, just a reminder, the ALCS playoffs begin on Friday, October 14th at 8:00 p.m. ET in Cleveland, and the first game of the 2016 World Series is set for October 25th.