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Cubs Set Rotation for First Round Series vs. Nationals

The Chicago Cubs have announced their pitching rotation for the National League Division Series, and Kyle Hendricks will get the ball in Game 1 on Friday night.

Hendricks, who posted a 7-5 record with a 3.03 ERA this season, has been surging of late, and the Cubs will look for him to continue his strong pitching when they take on the Washington Nationals in the opening game of the NLDS.

Veteran pitcher Jon Lester will get the start in Game 2 after starting the opening game of last year’s postseason. Lester has been struggling a bit of late, but he looked better against the Cincinnati Reds in his last regular season start, and he’s historically been a strong postseason performer in his career.

Jose Quintana will pitch the first game at Wrigley Field when the two teams square off in Game 3 of the series, and Jake Arrieta, who is still dealing with a hamstring injury, is currently slotted to start in Game 4 at the Friendly Confines.

The series gets underway with Hendricks on the hill on Friday night, with first pitch set for 6:31 p.m. at Nationals Park. 

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