Torre tabs RHP Lowe to start Dodgers' playoff opener

Updated: September 28, 2008, 3:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN FRANCISCO -- Joe Torre's announcement hardly came as a surprise: right-hander Derek Lowe will start Game 1 of the NL division series for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lowe will be followed by righty and 16-game winner Chad Billingsley in Game 2 and then right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, who has a 9-10 record. Torre, speaking before the NL West champions' game Saturday night at San Francisco, said he hadn't decided whether Lowe would come back on short rest for a potential fourth game. ...

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