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Opening Day: Kyle Hendricks Will Get the Ball for Cubs

David Ross announced on Tuesday that Kyle Hendricks is the Opening Day starter for the second straight season.

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With MLB Opening Day right around the corner, Cubs’ manager David Ross announced Kyle Hendricks will get the start. This is Hendricks’ second Opening Day start after starting the 2020 season as well.

Last season, Hendricks threw a gem on Opening Day. On July 24, 2020 against the Milwaukee Brewers, Hendricks went all nine innings, allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out nine batters. Orlando Arcia recorded all three hits for the Brewers.

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Last season, the Cubs’ ace threw 81.1 innings, en route to a 2.88 ERA, 6-5 record, and 64 strikeouts compared to just eight walks. Over the course of his career, Hendricks is 69-48 with a 3.12 ERA and 3.90 K/BB ratio.

The Cubs are in action today against the Chicago White Sox in a Spring Training exhibition game. Jake Arrieta takes the ball for the Cubs today with first pitch is scheduled for 3:05 PM CDT.

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