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Zimmermann would get Game 1 start in NLCS

WASHINGTON -- Manager Davey Johnson said that if the Nationals advance to the National League Championship Series, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will pitch against the Giants in Game 1, which would be Sunday at 8 p.m. ET at Nationals Park.

"Yes, Jordan Zimmermann will be the starter in Game 1 on Sunday," Johnson said.

Zimmermann has pitched two games in the postseason and allowed five runs in four innings. His best outing came in relief in Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Thursday, when he struck out the side in the seventh inning.

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WAS Full Game Coverage HINGTON -- Manager Davey Johnson said that if the Nationals advance to the National League Championship Series, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will pitch against the Giants in Game 1, which would be Sunday at 8 p.m. ET at Nationals Park.

"Yes, Jordan Zimmermann will be the starter in Game 1 on Sunday," Johnson said.

Zimmermann has pitched two games in the postseason and allowed five runs in four innings. His best outing came in relief in Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Thursday, when he struck out the side in the seventh inning.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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