Hendricks to start Game 2 of NLCS

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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, checks on starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks (28) after Hendricks was hit by a ball on his arm in the fourth inning of Game 2 of baseball’s National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Joe Maddon confirmed on Friday that Kyle Hendricks will start Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night.

Jon Lester will pitch the opener on Saturday at Wrigley Field, followed by Hendricks, who suffered a bruised right forearm in his start against the Giants in the NLDS.

Jake Arrieta will start Game 3 on Tuesday in Los Angeles, and John Lackey will pitch Game 4.

It’s the same rotation the Cubs used in the NLDS.

Kenta Maeda will start Game 1 for the Dodgers, who have not announced the rest of their rotation.

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