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St. Louis vs San Francisco: MLB 2014 NLCS Game One Call

St. Louis vs San Francisco: MLB 2014 NLCS Game One Call

For the second time in three years, St. Louis and San Francisco will battle for the right to represent the National League in the Major League Baseball Fall Classic. The final path to the World Series begins in the Show Me State as the Cardinals and Giants clash in Game 1 tonight. First pitch is slated for 8:07 PM ET on October 11, 2014, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. We are fans of the Giants here.

Giants look to extend even year playoff success

Winners of the MLB Fall Classic in 2010 and 2012, San Francisco is looking to advance to and win the World Series for the third time in five seasons – all during even numbered years. After pillaging the Pirates 8-0 in the NL Wild Card game, the Giants won three of four versus Washington to win their NLDS match-up. Facts are facts and the Boys from the Bay Area turn in bulldogs when the playoffs roll around. SF ace LHP Madison Bumgarner (18-10 ERA 2.98) opens the NLCS for the Giants.

Perennial contending Cardinals open the 2014 NLCS at Busch Stadium

Unlike their 2012 NLCS battle with the Giants, that opened at AT&T Park, St. Louis has home field advantage this year. While the Cardinals would be happy with a repeat of their 6-4 Game 1 win two years ago, the Red Birds are looking for a better overall series result as they dropped the final three games of the 2012 NLCS by a combined 20-1 final count. Cardinals ace RHP Adam Wainright (20-9 ERA 2.38) who gave up six runs on eleven hits in Game 1 of the NLDS, gets the call for St. Louis.

MLB NLCS Game One Prediction: Fans get treated to one of the oldest and best rivalries in baseball when the NLCS opens tonight. There is a rich history of hostility between these teams and we expect this series will be a beauty. There’s not a lot separating these squads from either a pitching or hitting perspective and we're getting runs to back Bumgarner and San Francisco in Game 1 so we'll take them. Give us the Giants with a 500 wager on the run line posted at the TopBet online sportsbook.

St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants – TopBet NLCS Game 1 Betting Odds

St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants – TopBet MLB 2014 NLCS Game 1 Betting Odds

 

 

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