Cubs release NLDS roster; Lester to pitch Game 1

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester responds to a question during a news conference on Oct. 8, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Cubs released their National League Division Series roster Friday as they face the Cardinals in St. Louis for the first game of the series.

Jon Lester will pitch Game 1 of the best-of-five series, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Jake Arrieta led the Cubs to a 4-0 shutout of the Pirates in Pittsburgh Wednesday, advancing the team to the NLDS.

The complete roster is listed below:

PITCHERS (11)
Jake Arrieta
Trevor Cahill
Justin Grimm
Jason Hammel
Kyle Hendricks

Jon Lester
Clayton Richard
Fernando Rodney
Hector Rondon
Pedro Strop
Travis Wood

CATCHERS (2)
Miguel Montero
David Ross

INFIELDERS (6)
Javier Baez
Kris Bryant
Starlin Castro
Tommy La Stella
Anthony Rizzo
Addison Russell

OUTFIELDERS (6)
Chris Coghlan
Chris Denorfia
Dexter Fowler
Austin Jackson
Kyle Schwarber
Jorge Soler

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