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Triple play: Larry, Nick and A on the National League Championship Series




The Chicago Cubs celebrate during a team photo after the final out of Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series at Nationals Park on October 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.
The Chicago Cubs celebrate during a team photo after the final out of Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series at Nationals Park on October 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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The Dodgers are ready to open the National League Champion Series in LA on Saturday.

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the team earned a few days off after finishing a sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this week. The Dodgers will also be able to set their own rotation, and the first two of seven games will be at home.

Clayton Kershaw was unsurprisingly announced to start for game one. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts hasn’t revealed any more about the rotation. The Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs played game five of their division series on Thursday night with the Cubs surviving 9-8.

It wasn’t long ago that there was a conversation about the Dodgers’ losing streak and what a bad sign it could be for their playoff push, so what are the predictions for Saturday’s NLCS opener? Larry Mantle speaks to KPCC’s All Things Considered Host Nick Roman and Take Two’s A Martinez for a check-in on the team.

Guests:

A Martinez, host of KPCC’s Take Two; he tweets @amartinezla

Nick Roman, host of KPCC All Things Considered; he tweets @Romanontheradio