By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Both the Dodgers and the Lakers are playing home games Tuesday, which could make this afternoon’s commute a particularly difficult slog.

The Downtown LA-Elysian Park area could see a big rush of sports fans coming and going at the same time, right in the middle of the evening commute.

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NLCS Game 3 will take place at Dodger Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for 2:08 p.m. The playoff day game will pit the boys in blue in a must-win situation against the Braves, after two heart-rending losses in Atlanta.

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That game could potentially be ending just as Lakers fans are trying to get to Staples Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff against the Golden State Warriors.

Fans who plan to be at Dodger Stadium have an alternate to driving – using the free Dodger Stadium Express bus from Union Station, which is accessible by most municipal bus lines and Metro Rail’s B, D and L lines, as well as Metrolink and Amtrak. Face masks are required while on board or waiting to board.

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Laker fans considering public transportation to avoid the traffic crunch can Metro rail to reach Pico Station, which is just a block away from Staples Center.