MLB Playoffs Daily: Braves try build on NLCS lead against Kershaw, Rays look to sink Astros

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Baseball’s crackling playoff schedule yields more action as Tuesday provides the second of this week’s league championship series doubleheaders in the 2020 MLB playoffs.

The action starts with Game 2 of the National League Championship Series after the two teams saw their starting pitchers shut down two high-powered offenses Monday, only to witness the Braves bust out against the L.A. bullpen to grab a 1-0 series lead. The nightcap is Game 3 of the Rays-Astros American League Championship Series, with Houston already behind 2-0 and hoping to get in the win column before Tampa Bay can break out the brooms.

Here’s a breakdown of the games, some numbers to know, a hot take of the day and more as you prep for Tuesday’s twin bill.

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What’s on tap

All times Eastern; all series best-of-seven played at neutral sites

Game 2: No. 2 Atlanta Braves (Ian Anderson) vs. No. 1 Los Angeles Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw), 6:05 p.m. in Arlington, Texas

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