Hendricks started Game 1, pitching seven shutout innings, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out six.
Over 139 2/3 innings this year, the 27-year-old right-hander posted a 3.03 ERA and 3.88 FIP.
The Chicago Cubs will back Hendricks up with fellow starter Jose Quintana. The left-hander took the ball for Game 3, allowing one unearned run on two hits and one walk over 5 2/3 innings. His efforts were impeded by four errors committed by his defense behind him.
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