Andre Ethier was not in the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series because of lingering soreness after playing 13 innings Friday night in his first start of the postseason.
Hanley Ramirez was in the lineup Saturday while nursing sore ribs from getting hit by a pitch early in the Game 1 loss to St. Louis. Manager Don Mattingly referred to Ramirez as “a little iffy” and said it might change prior to game time.
CARDINALS: Lance Lynn will start Game 4 of the NLCS, perhaps strengthening his case when he earned the win in Game 1.
Rookie 15-game winner Shelby Miller had also been under consideration. Miller warmed up early in Game 1 and manager Mike Matheny said Saturday he’d be available in the bullpen in Game 2.
Lynn worked the last two innings of the Cardinals’ 3-2, 13-inning victory.
TIGERS: Left-hander Phil Coke was added to the roster for the AL Championship Series after missing the division series with elbow problems.
Coke gives the Tigers another option out of the bullpen, although he struggled this year, going 0-5 with a 5.40 ERA. Right-hander Luke Putkonen was left off the ALCS roster to make room for Coke.