Joe Kelly gets the nod to start Game 3 in Pittsburgh

ST. LOUIS (AP) A starter and a starting time were announced Thursday afternoon.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced that right-hander Joe Kelly will start Game 3 of the NL Division Series. Major League Baseball announced that Game 3 in Pittsburgh will begin at 3:37 p.m. CT.

Manager Mike Matheny made the announcement about Kelly on Thursday prior to the opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kelly appeared to be the likeliest choice given rookies Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha were set to be available out of the bullpen in Game 1.

Kelly was 10-5 with a 2.69 ERA and was perhaps the strongest link in the rotation for about a month-and-a-half.