Chris Carpenter Set to Start Game Seven

4 years 11 months 3 weeks ago October 28, 2011 Oct 28, 2011 Friday, October 28 2011 Friday, October 28, 2011 5:32:07 PM CDT in Sports
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Carpenter will start on three days' rest in Game 7 of the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The team confirmed manager Tony La Russa's selection for the deciding game against the Texas Rangers several hours before the first pitch Friday night.

Carpenter started on short rest in the first round of the NL playoffs against the Phillies and lasted only three innings. The 36-year-old right-hander said after Game 6 that he'd be ready for the matchup against Texas' Matt Harrison.

La Russa could have chosen Kyle Lohse or Edwin Jackson, both well rested, but leaned on his ace.


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