©2011 Galesburg Broadcasting Co.
Read the latest local sports stories by clicking here
|MLB Playoff Matchups Complete; Postseason Begins Wednesday
|UNDATED (AP) -- It will be Cliff Lee pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday afternoon against Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez in Game 1 of the NL Division Series.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel selected Lee over Cole Hamels, the 2008 NLCS and World Series MVP. Hamels will oppose Aaron Cook in Game 2.
The Rockies say 16-game winner Jorge De La Rosa will miss the first-round playoff series due to an injured left groin that forced him to leave his last outing prematurely. De La Rosa had a major league-leading 16 victories after June 1.
In the other NLDS, Chris Carpenter starts for St. Louis in Game 1 Wednesday in Los Angeles against Randy Wolf of the Dodgers. Game 2 will have Adam Wainwright throwing for the Cardinals versus Clayton Kershaw.
New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has picked CC Sabathia to start their AL Division Series opener Wednesday against Minnesota, followed by A.J. Burnett for the second game and Andy Pettitte for Game 3.
Boston and the Los Angeles Angels open their AL division series Thursday in Anaheim. Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz make up the Red Sox's rotation. Angels manager Mike Scioscia will go with John Lackey against Lester in the opener before starting Jered Weaver and Scott Kazmir.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)