FAYETTEVILLE – A pair of former Razorbacks will compete in the 2011 Major League Baseball playoffs, which start on Friday afternoon. Craig Gentry of the Texas Rangers and Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies will be looking to help their team to the World Series.
Gentry and the Rangers open up play in the American League division series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday afternoon at 4:07 p.m. Game two of the series is scheduled for Saturday at 6:07 p.m., while game three has a 4:07 p.m. first pitch. The first and third games of the series will be televised on TBS, while game two will be aired on TNT. Game times for the fourth and fifth games of the series, both if necessary games, have not been announced.
Gentry has played in 64 games with the Rangers this season and is hitting .271 with a homer and 13 RBI. Gentry is also a perfect 18-for-18 in stolen base attempts.
Lee and the Phillies begin their quest for the World Series on Saturday afternoon at 4:07 p.m. against the St. Louis Cardinals. Game two, which Lee is expected to start, will begin at 7:07 p.m. on Sunday night. Both games will be shown live on TBS. Start times for games three, four and five have yet to be announced.
Lee has started 32 games on the mound for the Phillies and finished the regular season with a 17-8 record and a 2.40 ERA. In 232.2 innings pitched, Lee struck out 238 and gave up 197 hits, holding the opposition to a .229 batting average.