Dodgers select Hill as Game 3 starter

Lefty's only other postseason experience was with Cubs in 2007

Dodgers select Hill as Game 3 starter

CHICAGO -- Left-hander Rich Hill is scheduled to start for the Dodgers in Tuesday night's Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Cubs at Dodger Stadium (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FS1), manager Dave Roberts said before the Dodgers' 8-4 loss in Game 1 on Saturday night.

The Cubs will start right-hander Jake Arrieta, who pitched a no-hitter in his last game at Dodger Stadium,on Aug. 30, 2015.

Hill was the starting pitcher in Thursday night's epic NLDS clincher in Washington, lasting only 2 2/3 innings. He was removed with runners on the corners after allowing only one run. He was relieved by Joe Blanton, who quashed the threat.

Game Date Matchup Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 15 CHC 8, LAD 4 video
Gm 2 Oct. 16 LAD 1, CHC 0 video
Gm 3 Oct. 18 LAD 6, CHC 0 video
Gm 4 Oct. 19 CHC 10, LAD 2 video
Gm 5 Oct. 20 CHC 8, LAD 4 video
Gm 6 Oct. 22 CHC 5, LAD 0 video

Pitching on short rest Thursday, Hill struck out six and didn't allow any extra-base hits.

NLCS Game 2: Tonight at 5 PT on FS1

Hill also started and lost Game 2 against Washington, allowing four runs in 4 1/3 innings, and striking out seven in the first three innings.

Hill's only postseason appearance prior to this year was with the Cubs in 2007.

Roberts said he was not ready to announce a Game 4 starter. Rookie Julio Urias is a likely candidate.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.