Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter will pitch Game 2 against the Phillies on Sunday, starting on three days’ rest for the first time in his career.
St. Louis manager Tony La Russa made the announcement Friday afternoon after the team arrived in Philadelphia for the National League Division Series.
Carpenter threw his second shutout of the season on Wednesday, beating the Houston Astros 8-0 in what became a playoff-clinching win for the Cardinals after the Atlanta Braves lost to the Phillies.
He was originally going to pitch Game 3 in St. Louis on full rest, but will now oppose Cliff Lee on Sunday.
Kyle Lohse will pitch Game 1 Saturday against Phillies ace Roy Halladay and Jaime Garcia will start Game 3 in St. Louis on Tuesday against Cole Hamels.
La Russa said Edwin Jackson, who was originally slated to start Game 2, will be available out of the bullpen over the weekend.