CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on The World Series (all times local):
Indians slugger Mike Napoli is not in the starting lineup for Game 4.
Napoli is batting just .184 in the playoffs and World Series with 15 strikeouts. He was charged with a tough error in the ninth inning of Game 3, but closer Cody Allen struck out Javier Baez with two runners on to end Cleveland’s 1-0 win, the club’s fifth shutout of the postseason. Napoli is also just 2 of 9 against Chicago Game 4 starter John Lackey.
This is the first time Napoli hasn’t started in the postseason.
Manager Terry Francona has tweaked his lineup, putting Carlos Santana at first for Napoli and Rajai Davis in left field.
Santana started in left for Game 3, just his second career appearance at the position. He was replaced by Davis in the fifth inning.
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