Chicago Cubs prepare for Mets in NLCS Game 3

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CHICAGO --  The Chicago Cubs will have to beat the New York Mets on their home field to stay alive.

Game 3 of the National League Championship Series is at Wrigley Field Tuesday night.

The Cubs' Kyle Hendricks starts against the Mets' Jacob deGrom.

DeGrom is undefeated in the playoffs, but the Cubs beat him twice in the regular season.

The Mets have controlled the NLCS so far, winning 4-2 in Game 1 and 4-1 in Game 2.

A loss for the Cubs tonight puts them behind three games to none.

No team has come back from that deficit since the Boston Red Sox in 2004.

Game 4 is also at Wrigley Field Wednesday night.

A Cubs win would force a Game 5, at Wrigley, on Thursday.


If you're driving to the game or just to watch in a Wrigleyville bar tonight, be careful where you park your car.

Parking is banned on Addison from Halsted to Southport; Clark and Sheffield from Belmont to Irving Park; and Racine from Belmont to Grace.

The stretches of Sheffield and Waveland that are adjacent to the ballpark are completely closed to traffic.