Umpiring crews announced for LCS

Umpiring crews announced for LCS

Major League Baseball announced the umpiring crews for both the National League Championship Series and the American League Championship Series on Thursday.

Gerry Davis, who's in his 27th year as a Major League umpire, will be the crew chief for the ALCS, which begins on Friday at 8 p.m. ET, when the Yankees play the Rangers in Arlington. Davis, working his 21st postseason series and eighth LCS, will work with regular-season crew chief Brian Gorman, Angel Hernandez, Fieldin Culbreth, Jim Reynolds and Tony Randazzo.

Davis will be behind the plate for Game 1 of the ALCS, with Randazzo at first base, Reynolds at second base, Hernandez at third base, Culbreth in left field and Gorman in right field.

Derryl Cousins, a 32-year Major League umpire, will serve as the crew chief during the NLCS, which begins in Philadelphia on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET, when the Phillies meet the Giants. It is the 15th career postseason assignment for Cousins, who will be on the field for his seventh LCS.

Cousins' crew will feature regular-season crew chief Tom Hallion, Wally Bell, Ted Barrett, Jeff Nelson and Dan Iassogna. Cousins will be the home-plate umpire in Game 1 of the NLCS, with Iassogna at first, Barrett at second, Bell at third, Nelson in left field and Hallion in right field.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.