The Cubs will go with Jon Lester for NLCS Game 1 and Jake Arrieta for Game 2.
Lester will be pitching on seven days of rest after throwing 7 1/3 innings with nine strikeouts and three earned runs against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of the National League Division Series.
Lester owns a 6–5 record with a 1.05 WHIP and 2.66 ERA in 91.1 postseason innings pitched with the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics.
The Cubs will go to Jake Arrieta for Game 2 off four days of rest. Arrieta recorded his worst start since July in Game 3 of the NLDS as he surrendered four earned runs off five hits in 5 2/3 innings.
- Christopher Chavez