Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals - 10/11/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals - 10/11/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

If the series goes to Game 6 or Game 7 next weekend, that'll be two weekends in a row of October baseball, and a chance to showcase the growth in St. Louis and momentum that's been building in the city.

If you went with Miles Mikolas in Game 1 in your Cardinals NLCS pitching rotation pool, you're a victor.

The Cardinals also scored 10 first-inning runs in Game 5 (a playoff record) on their way to a series-clinching 13-1 victory as a -105 road bet. Jack Flaherty, who continued his second-half dominance in two NL Division Series starts, will start Game 3 when the series shifts to Washington, followed by Dakota Hudson in Game 4.

The Washington Nationals are set to visit Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri for game 1 of the NLCS against the Saint Louis Cardinals. Miles Mikolas had success in his 2 starts against the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season as is posting a 3.00 ERA. He also tossed a ideal inning of relief in Game 4.

The 31-year-old right-hander pitched well at home in 2019, going 5-6 with a 3.01 ERA in 15 starts at Busch Stadium.

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The Rays narrowed the Astros' lead in the best-of-five series to 2-1, with Game 4 also scheduled for the Rays' home field on Tuesday.

The Cardinals offense ended the Braves season with a bang, scoring 10 runs before the second out of the game while cruising to a champagne celebration.

Washington punched its ticket to the NLCS with a pair of wins while facing elimination, capped by a thrilling 7-3 extra-innings victory in Game 5 to knock off the heavily favored Los Angeles Dodgers.

Sanchez ... saw a strong start wasted in Game 3 of the NLDS, surrendering just four hits and one earned run over 5.0 innings. He lost Game 2 of the NLDS when Mike Foltynewicz and the Braves blanked the Cards 3-0, then won the decisive Game 5 with six innings of four-hit, one-run ball.

Scowling and muttering to himself in his third appearance of this postseason, Scherzer allowed one run and four hits while striking out nine.