09/27/2003 8:56 PM ET
Braves meet Cubs in Game 1, 2
PHILADELPHIA -- A short time after the Braves had exited Veterans Stadium after their 10-inning Saturday afternoon loss to the Phillies, the Cubs clinched the National League Central Division title and earned a trip to Atlanta.
By Mark Bowman / MLB.com
In a 1998 Division Series rematch, the Braves and Cubs will meet once again with Games 1 and 2 scheduled for Turner Field on Tuesday and Wednesday night. ESPN will carry the opener at 8 p.m. ET and FOX will begin broadcasting the second game at 7 p.m. ET.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.atlantabraves.com, where fans can print their own tickets via the TicketFast delivery option. Also to assist fans, the Braves will open the Turner Field will call windows on Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until game-time.
The series will shift to Wrigley Field for Games 3 and 4 on Friday and Saturday. If necessary, a decisive fifth game will be held back in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 5.
"The Cubs obviously have talented pitchers," Gary Sheffield said. "But I like our offense, too."
The Cubs have not announced their starting pitchers. But there is a chance the Braves could see Kerry Wood, Carlos Zambrano and Mark Prior in the first three games of the series. In order, Atlanta will counter with Russ Ortiz, Mike Hampton and Greg Maddux, whose Game 3 start will be under the lights at Wrigley, where he began his legendary career.
The Braves, who swept the 1998 Division Series, outscored the Cubs 46-36, while taking four of six games in this year's season series.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for
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