Cole Hamels (12-11, 3.06) returns to the place where he made his Major League debut tonight when the Phillies try to clinch their third-straight trip to the NLCS. Game time is now 8:07 p.m. on TBS.
Notes: Because of the Yankees' sweep of the Twins, the game was pushed back from 7:07 on TNT to 8:07 on TBS, which will force Philadelphia viewers to deal with a total overlap of the Eagles-49ers game on NBC Sunday Night Football, beginning at 8:20. ... The reeling Reds could be without the services of their starting shortstop Orlando Cabrera, who told reporters that he's 50-50 to start Game 3 because of an injury to his left side. Reds utilityman Paul Janish would start if Cabrara can't go. Third baseman Scott Rolen, who his hitless this series, is also playing through back and shoulder stiffness. Cincinnati's hopes of staying alive rest on the right arm of Jonny Cueto (12-7, 3.64), who pitched the Phillies very tough in two starts this season. ... On the Phillies' front, Carlos Ruiz told reporters that he's 100 percent for tonight's game after taking a pitch off his left kneecap Friday. Ben Francisco, who took a glancing pitch off the brim of his helmet, is also OK. Hamels looked sharp in a two-inning tune-up last Sunday against the Braves. The revived left-hander was a disappointment last October, going 1-2 with a 7.58 ERA. He never made it out of the 6th inning in any of his four starts.