Phillies' Blanton gets nod for Game 4

Updated: November 1, 2009, 2:43 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Joe Blanton walked into Citizens Bank Park on Friday and got some news from manager Charlie Manuel. For the second straight year, he's starting Game 4 of the World Series for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Manuel decided Game 1 winner Cliff Lee will pitch Game 5 on a full four days' rest Monday. If he pitched on Sunday, Lee would have been starting on short rest for the first time during his major league career.

"I think you're taking a chance on really pushing him," Manuel ...

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