CHICAGO (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will start Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs.

Kershaw pitched in all three Dodgers' wins during the NL Division Series against Washington, including a two-out save in the decisive Game 5 on Thursday night. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner is 3-6 with a 4.79 ERA in 16 career playoff appearances, including 12 starts.

Kershaw hasn't faced Chicago this year.

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