MLB announces LCS umpires

New York, NY ( - Major League Baseball announced the umpiring crews for the championship series round on Thursday.

Joe West will be the crew chief for the American League Championship Series between the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals, while Gerry Davis will lead the crew for the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants.

Joining West will be Brian Gorman, Marvin Hudson, Dan Iassogna, Ron Kulpa, Tim Timmons and Mark Wegner.

Mark Carlson, Phil Cuzzi, Paul Emmel, Greg Gibson, Bill Miller and Bill Welke will work with Davis.

The ALCS is scheduled to begin Friday in Baltimore. The NLCS will start Saturday in St. Louis.