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Dale Scott leads Dodgers-Cardinals NLDS umpire crew

Dale Scott, seen here with Don Mattingly in March in Sydney, is the crew chief for the NLDS umpiring crew for the Dodgers-Cardinals series.
Dale Scott, seen here with Don Mattingly in March in Sydney, is the crew chief for the NLDS umpiring crew for the Dodgers-Cardinals series.
Mark Kolbe

LOS ANGELES -- On Monday Major League Baseball announced the umpires for both the Wild Card Games and all four division series.

Dale Scott is the crew chief of the six-man crew that will work the Dodgers-Cardinals NLDS. Scott is in his 29th season as a major league umpire, and this will be his 11th division series worked. Scott has also worked six league championship series, three World Series and one Wild Card Game in his career.

Scott was also on the crew for the two games between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks in Australia in March.

Jerry Layne is in his 26th year and is a regular season crew chief. This will be his ninth division series, to go along with one Wild Card Game, five league championship series and two World Series.

Jerry Meals will be behind the plate in Game 1 of his seventh division series. Adam Wainwright is 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in five career games, including four starts, with Meals behind the plate, though never pitched with him calling balls and strikes in 2014. Clayton Kershaw is 2-0 with a 2.36 ERA in five starts with Meals, and like Wainwright hasn't seen him behind the plate this season.

Rob Drake will work his second division series, to go with two Wild Card Games and two league championship series.

Eric Cooper will work his ninth division series, opening the series at third base.

Alan Porter, who has called major league games since 2010 and has been a full-time major league umpire the last two seasons, is working his first postseason assignment.

The umpires rotate each game, from home plate to right field to left field to third base to second base to first base. Here are the assignments for Game 1:

Home plate: Meals
First base: Drake
Second base: Scott
Third base: Cooper
Left field: Layne
Right field: Porter