Sport Hendricks outduels Strasburg as Cubs top Nats 3-0 in Game 1

06:00  07 october  2017
06:00  07 october  2017 Source:   ap.org

Cubs' Hendricks to start Game 1 of NLDS against Nationals

  Cubs' Hendricks to start Game 1 of NLDS against Nationals Kyle Hendricks tops out at about 88 mph. He looks and talks more like a college professor than a professional baseball player. He is among the most anonymous players on the star-studded Chicago Cubs. He also is the Game 1 starter for the defending World Series champions.Hendricks gets the ball Friday night when Chicago visits the Washington Nationals for the opener of their NL Division Series. He also started its previous postseason game, helping the Cubs win in Cleveland in Game 7 for their first championship since 1908."Excited to get out there," Hendricks said Wednesday.

Hendricks outpitched Strasburg in Game 1 of the NL Division Series, giving up only two hits in seven innings to help the Chicago Cubs open defense of their first World Series title in 108 years by beating the Washington Nationals 3 - 0 on Friday night.

WASHINGTON — Kyle Hendricks outpitched Stephen Strasburg , and the Chicago Cubs opened defense of their first World Series title in 108 years by beating the Washington Nationals 3 - 0 on Friday in Game 1 of their NL Division Series.

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks throws against the Washington Nationals in the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. © AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks throws against the Washington Nationals in the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kyle Hendricks outpitched Stephen Strasburg, and the Chicago Cubs opened defense of their first World Series title in 108 years by beating the Washington Nationals 3-0 on Friday in Game 1 of their NL Division Series.

BOX SCORE:  CUBS 3, NATIONALS 0

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo produced RBI singles in the sixth inning for the first two hits off an otherwise-dominant Strasburg. Hendricks was even better, giving up only two singles in seven strong innings.

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Hendricks outpitched Strasburg in Game 1 , giving up only two hits in seven innings to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

WASHINGTON (AP) Kyle Hendricks outpitched Stephen Strasburg , and the Chicago Cubs opened defense of their first World Series title in 108 years by beating the Washington Nationals 3 - 0 on Friday in Game 1 of their NL Division Series.

Rizzo added an RBI double off reliever Ryan Madson in the eighth. Carl Edwards Jr. threw a perfect inning and Wade Davis finished the two-hitter for a save.

Game 2 in the best-of-five series is Saturday, with Jon Lester set to start for Chicago against fellow left-hander Gio Gonzalez.

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