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[October 15, 2016]  Oct 14 (The Sports Xchange) - The Chicago Cubs announced that Kyle Hendricks will start Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, followed by Jake Arrieta and John Lackey.

Jon Lester has already been announced as the Cubs' starter in Game 1, which takes place Friday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Dodgers have not announced their scheduled starting rotation beyond right-hander Kenta Maeda in Game 1.

Hendricks departed from Game 2 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants on Oct. 8, when Angel Pagan's batted ball hit him on the right forearm during the fourth inning. He allowed two runs on four hits in 3 2/3 innings.

The 26-year-old right-hander posted a career-high win total while going 16-8 with a 2.13 ERA and 170 strikeouts in 31 games (30 starts) this season. Arrieta returns to the site of his first no-hitter in Game 3 at Dodger Stadium.

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The Cleveland Indians shuffled their starting rotation for the American League Championship Series after right-hander Trevor Bauer sustained a cut to his hand on Thursday night.

Right-hander Josh Tomlin and Bauer swapped spots in the rotation against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Indians announced.

Tomlin was moved up by the Indians and will start Game 2 at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Saturday and Bauer was pushed back to Game 3 in Toronto on Monday. Corey Kluber was scheduled to start Game 1 for the Indians on Friday night.

Bauer suffered a laceration to his right pinkie finger that required several stitches. He suffered the injury while repairing his drone, team president Chris Antonetti told WTAM in Cleveland.

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Washington Nationals All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.

Ramos, who is scheduled to become a free agent, also had tears in his medial and lateral meniscus repaired during the procedure. The team said he is facing a recovery timetable of six to eight months.

The 29-year-old Ramos was in the midst of the finest season of his career when he was injured on Sept. 26, two days after the Nationals clinched the National League East title.

Ramos batted .307 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs, all personal bests, and was named to the All-Star team for the first time.

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Brian Gorman will be the umpire crew chief for the American League Championship Series, which begins Friday night in Cleveland.

Gary Cederstrom will be the crew chief for the umpires in the National League Championship Series, which opens Saturday in Chicago.

(Editing by Andrew Both)

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