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att park san francisco giantsThe Cardinals and Giants play some day baseball out West in Game 3 of the NLCS. My advice is that each team enjoy its time in the sun, because with the Dodgers getting Andrew Friedman, and the Cubs under their leadership, it’ll be tough to come out of the NL West and Central in the coming years.

I’m kiiiinda of being intentionally silly there. But only kinda.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants (Tied 1-1), 3:00 CT on FoxSports1

Game Thread

This is it, folks. Down there. Those comments. Go nuts.

Starting Pitchers

John Lackey (3.82 ERA, 3.78 FIP, 3.48 xFIP; 3.49 K/BB)

versus

Tim Hudson (3.57 ERA, 3.54 FIP, 3.57 xFIP; 3.53 K/BB)

San Francisco Giants Lineup

1. Gregor Blanco, CF

2. Joe Panik, 2B

3. Buster Posey, C

4. Pablo Sandoval, 3B

5. Hunter Pence, RF

6. Brandon Belt, 1B

7. Travis Ishikawa, LF

8. Brandon Crawford, SS

9. Tim Hudson, P

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Jon Jay, CF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Matt Adams, 1B

5. Jhonny Peralta, SS

6. A.J. Pierzynski, C

7. Kolten Wong, 2B

8. Randal Grichuk, RF

9. John Lackey, P

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kauffman stadiumThe Orioles don’t have to win tonight for their season to continue, but, let’s be real. They have to win.

Which won’t be easy, apparently, because the 2014 Royals simply do not lose in the playoffs.

Game Info

Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals (KC up 2-0), 7:00 CT on TBS

Game Thread

This is it, folks. Down there. Those comments. Go nuts.

Starting Pitchers

Wei-Yin Chen (3.54 ERA, 3.89 FIP, 3.75 xFIP; 3.89 K/BB)

versus

Jeremy Guthrie (4.13 ERA, 4.32 FIP, 4.33 xFIP; 2.53 K/BB)

Baltimore Orioles Lineup

1. Nick Markakis, RF

2. Alejandro De Aza, LF

3. Adam Jones, CF

4. Nelson Cruz, DH

5. Steve Pearce, 1B

6. J.J. Hardy, SS

7. Ryan Flaherty, 3B

8. Nick Hundley, C

9. Jonathan Schoop, 2B

Kansas City Royals Lineup

1. Alcides Escobar, SS

2. Nori Aoki, RF

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B

5. Billy Butler, DH

6. Alex Gordon, LF

7. Salvador Perez, C

8. Omar Infante, 2B

9. Mike Moustakas, 3B

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