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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Rick Porcello said the team is obviously relieved that Chris Sale is back with the team after his hospital stay. "Now that we know he's OK, (the issue is) when the hell is he going to pitch?"

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Swiss Army knife Marwin Gonzalez - who's played primarily left field this season - gets the start at second base in place of Jose Altuve (DH'ing in Game 3). Said Astros manager A.J. Hinch: "We don't miss a beat with him in the infield." Gonzalez, who's hitting .381 this postseason, was a shortstop in the Cubs organization until Starlin Castro bumped him into a utility role.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Cora smiled as he said Rick Porcello is still the Game 4 starter — maybe a hint that there's a non-zero chance he could appear today, or maybe a sign there's no way he pitches. "You never know what could happen today," he said. "The game could go 25 innings."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Sale is back with the team and Alex Cora gave an early warning: If you see him warming up during the game, it's only to throw a bullpen session, not to appear in the game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Last one from Kiké Hernandez: "Sometimes we feed off the crowd. Fans here do a great job of showing up and packing the stadium every night and having a lot of passion for the game. Tonight, for whatever reason — I guess as contagious as the energy is going to be from the fans to the players, it was from the players to the fans."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

More Kiké Hernandez: "If they think they can do it, go ahead, put on your gear and go catch 99 with breaking balls that have a lot of movement. He's been one of the best catchers in the game for a while now. He's having a little bit of a rough patch, which we all — as humans, as baseball players — go through."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kiké Hernandez, on Dodgers fans booing Yasmani Grandal and calling for Austin Barnes: "It sucks that there's nothing going on in the stands since the first inning when Braun hit that double. It's quiet for the rest of the evening, and it sucks that they got loud just to show up Yasmani."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Craig Counsell said keeping Josh Hader available for the next two games in L.A. factored into the decision to take him out after the eighth inning tonight. Counsell added that he thinks his team has set itself up well for Games 4 and 5.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Dave Roberts says that Austin Barnes will start Game 4 behind the plate instead of the struggling Yasmani Grandal, who has had issues with passed balls and struck out in big spots so far this series.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Jeremy Jeffress settled down after loading the bases in the ninth inning and struck out Brian Dozier for the final out of a 4-0 NLCS Game 3 victory that has the Brewers two wins away from their first World Series berth since 1982.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A fitting way to end this night for the Dodgers: 2nd and 3rd, none out, down by 4 in the 9th against a reeling reliever, and they get nothing. They lose, 4-0, and fall behind 2-1 in this Series. They went 0-for-10 with RISP. Cody Bellinger and Yasmani Grandal are really struggling.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

If Jeremy Jeffress can lock this down for the Brewers, it will have been an ideal game for the Milwaukee staff all around. Length from Jhoulys Chacin. Perfect outings for Corey Knebel and Josh Hader, with the latter barely breaking a sweat. On top of that, you'd have renewed confidence in Jeffress, if he finishes it off strong. Lead off single for Justin Turner -- so maybe it's a big if.