Gio González will oppose Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of NLCS

Bill Baer
NBC Sports

The Brewers have set up the starting rotation for the NLCS against the Dodgers. The Dodgers have only announced the Game 1 starter. Gio González will square off against Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 on Friday at Miller Park. The Brewers announced that Wade Miley will start Game 2 and Jhoulys Chacín will start Game 3.

Kershaw, 30, started Game 2 of the NLDS for the Dodgers against the Braves, which lined him up for a potential Game 5. He tossed eight scoreless innings, limiting the Braves to two hits with no walks and three strikeouts on 85 pitches.

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González, 33, hasn’t pitched yet this postseason. During the regular season, he compiled a 4.57 ERA in 27 starts with the Nationals, but was excellent in five starts for the Brewers down the stretch. He made five starts with a 3-0 record and a 2.13 ERA across 25 1/3 innings.

Game 1 will be broadcast on FS1 and is slated for an 8:09 PM ET start.

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