Tom Kelly, manager of the Minnesota Twins, said he will start Jack Morris in Game 1 of the American League playoffs, followed by Kevin Tapani and Scott Erickson.
Tapani and Morris will pitch Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, at Chicago and Erickson will face Toronto on Friday. Morris will open the playoffs on four days' rest, while Tapani and Erickson will rest six days before their starts in Games 2 and 3.
A crowd of 11,824 bid farewell to Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey, doing their last broadcast from Tiger Stadium in Detroit . The fans rose before the start of the seventh inning, turned toward the broadcast booth and gave a long ovation as Harwell began his final three innings. Harwell's career in Detroit is being ended by the team and WJR-AM after 32 years.
U.S. District Judge Joseph McGlynn Jr. ruled in Philadelphia that an umpire's lawsuit against Lou Piniella, manager of the Cincinnati Reds, should be heard in New York. He also said the umpires union cannot participate in the suit.
After plate umpire Gary Darling reversed a call by first base umpire Dutch Rennert and took away a home run from the Reds' Bill Doran on Aug. 3, Piniella said that Darling was biased against the Reds. He later retracted the bias charge, but still said Darling blew the call. Darling and the Major League Umpires Association filed a $5-million defamation suit.