Commissioner Bud Selig established a committee on Sept. 22 to
improve the pace of play. A series of initiatives will be tried
when the Arizona Fall League opens Oct. 7 and runs until Nov.
Right-hander Michael Wacha was left out of the St. Louis
Cardinals' starting rotation and teammates A.J. Pierzynski and
Jason Motte were not on the roster for the National League
Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Manager Mike Matheny announced Wednesday his starters for the
series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Staff ace Adam
Wainwright will get the ball in Game 1, followed by Lance Lynn
in Game 2, John Lackey in Game 3 and Shelby Miller in a possible
Veteran slugger Adam Dunn, who finally made it to the playoffs
with the Oakland Athletics but never got off the bench in
Tuesday night's wild-card game, is expected to retire after a
The A's didn't get Dunn an at-bat during their dramatic
12-inning, 9-8 loss to the Kansas City Royals in the American
League wild-card game. It took the 34-year-old Dunn 14 seasons
and 2,001 games just to get to the postseason.
(Editing by Frank Pingue)
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