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Yanks manager wavers on rotation plan

NEW YORK — Tigers manager Jim Leyland was clear after Friday night's Game 1 rain suspension that RHP Max Scherzer would move up to start today's Game 2 of their AL Division Series with the Yankees and RHP Justin Verlander, who started Friday, would return for Game 3 on Monday.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was less definite about his rotation.

LHP CC Sabathia threw 27 pitches over six outs Friday before the rain (Verlander threw 25), and Sabathia appears likely for the third game. But it's not definite. "I'll check with CC, as I said, each day to see how he feels," Girardi said. "It's very possible CC would pitch on Monday. But I still want to check with him."

RHP Rick Porcello will start Game 4, if it's needed, for the Tigers. Girardi again hedged. "It could be A.J. (Burnett), it could be (Phil) Hughes," he said.

BAYLOR OKAY: Diamondbacks hitting coach Don Baylor rejoined the team a day after fainting, which he blamed on a bad reaction to medicine he was taking for back spasms.

Baylor was released from the hospital early Saturday and was with Arizona for Game 1 of the NL Division Series against Milwaukee. He fainted in the clubhouse Friday and called it scary.

"I had a reaction to medication for my back. The next thing that I know, it was 6 o'clock in the evening," Baylor said. "I got a nice sleep out of it, though. That's good. I haven't had that in a while. I'm good."

PUJOLS HOBBLED: Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols has a heel injury but is expected to play today in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Phillies, manager Tony La Russa said. Pujols was removed for a pinch-runner Saturday in the ninth inning.

BIG BAT OFF BENCH: Cardinals LF Matt Holliday wasn't in the lineup for Game 1 with the Phillies because of a hand injury, but he'll continue to be available to pinch-hit, La Russa said.

Holliday struck out as a pinch-hitter for the final in Saturday's 11-6 loss.

"At the very least, we think he can take an important at-bat," La Russa said. "As he keeps working it, we'll see if more is possible."

GREINKE READY: Short rest or long, Brewers RHP Zack Greinke just wants the ball.

Greinke takes the mound today for Game 2 with Arizona with three days off since throwing 74 pitches in the regular-season finale. It will be the second time this season he has pitched on short rest.

"It doesn't matter when they pitch me, but I said I would be ready, for sure," Greinke said.

Yanks manager wavers on rotation plan 10/01/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 1, 2011 11:35pm]
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