NLCS Game 2: Cubs adjust lineup as Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw awaits

The Cubs have shifted the bottom of their batting order Sunday night in preparation for Dodgers left-handed ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series (7:07 p.m., FS1) at Wrigley Field.

Javier Baez, who collected two doubles Saturday, moves from seventh to sixth, with Jason Heyward falling from sixth to eighth. Rookie catcher Willson Contreras will bat seventh.

Dexter Fowler, who is 18-for-44 lifetime against Kershaw, will stay in the lead-off spot. Addison Russell, who is 2-for-14 against Kershaw and 1-for-19 in the postseason, will stay in the fifth spot.

Here’s the Cubs’ lineup:

Fowler cf

Bryant 3b

Rizzo 1b

Zobrist lf

Russell ss

Baez 2b

Contreras c

Heyward rf

Hendricks p

—Mark Gonzales

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