The Cubs made it official Friday and Joe Maddon set the starting rotation for the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers.
Cubs NLCS Rotation
- Jon Lester – Game 1 – Saturday, Oct. 15 at Wrigley Field
- Kyle Hendricks – Game 2 – Sunday, Oct. 16 at Wrigley Field
- Jake Arrieta – Game 3 – Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Dodger Stadium
- John Lackey – Game 4 – Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Dodger Stadium
The Cubs would be able to bring back Jon Lester on regular rest for Game 5 at Dodger Stadium. If the NLCS goes to a Game 6, Kyle Hendricks would be able to start the game back at Wrigley. And Jake Arrieta would be in line for a Game 7 at Wrigley.
Dave Roberts has not announced the Dodgers rotation. RHP Kenta Maeda and LHP Clayton Kershaw are expected to start the first two games at Wrigley Field.