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2013 NLCS: Dodgers vs. Cardinals

The Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70), winners of the National League West, play the St. Louis Cardinals (97-65), winners of the National League Central, in the 2013 National League Championship Series. The Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves in four games in the NLDS, and the Cardinals dispatched the Pittsburgh Pirates in five games in their NLDS.

Adam Wainwright vs. Dodgers

In six starts and nine relief appearances in the postseason in his career, Wainwright is 4-0 with four saves, a 2.03 ERA, 57 strikeouts and just seven walks in 48⅔ innings.

Hyun-jin Ryu vs. Cardinals

The Dodgers rookie left-hander beat the Cardinals on Aug. 8 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, in his only start against them during the regular season.

True Blue LA podcast: NLCS Games 1-2 review

Jacob Burch and Eric Stephen talk about the lost weekend in St. Louis, and look to Monday's Game 3.

Hanley, Ethier back in lineup for Game 3

The Dodgers are back at relative full strength for their first home game of the National League Championship Series.

Mattingly: Game 3 affects Game 4 starter choice

Both Nolasco and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly talked Monday about his potential Game 4 start on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Hanley Ramirez has hairline fracture in rib

Both Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier will be game-time decisions on whether or not they'll play in Game 3.

NLCS Game 3: Ryu, offense needed

Ryu is 7-4 with a 2.61 in 16 starts at Dodger Stadium this season, including 14 quality starts.

Garvey, Cey, Smith, Baker to throw first pitches

Four Dodgers players have hit 30 home runs in the last 12 years. Four Dodgers did the same in one season, 36 years ago, and will be at Dodger Stadium on Monday night.

Mattingly says no short rest for Greinke/Kershaw

As of now, Zack Greinke is scheduled to pitch Game 5 and Clayton Kershaw in Game 6, should the NLCS last that long. But plans can change.

Down 2-0 is nothing new to Dodgers

The Dodgers have won three of the previous eight best-of-7 series that they trailed two games to none. Seven previous times the Dodgers have lost the first two games on the road in a best-of-7 series, and each time they won Game 3 at home.

Ankle injury has Ethier day to day

Effectiveness in center field will be the determinant to whether or not Ethier starts in center field for the Dodgers on Monday night.

Dodgers waiting on Hanley CT scan results

Bruised ribs may or may not keep Hanley Ramirez out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Monday for a second straight game.

News, numbers & notes from NLCS Games 1-2

A look back at the opening of the National League Championship Series, which has the Dodgers behind two games to none.

Cardinals 1, Dodgers 0: Missouri Compromised

The Dodgers' offense has been completely shut down in the first two games of the NLCS.

GIF: Kershaw curve helps escape 1st

A leadoff triple netted no runs for the Cardinals against Clayton Kershaw in the first inning of NLCS Game 2.

NLCS Game 2 chat

Clayton Kershaw vs. Cardinals

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is 0-2 against St. Louis this season and has lost his last three starts against the Cardinals.

Hanley scratched w/bruised ribs, X-rays negative

Hanley Ramirez was limited to 86 games played during the regular season, including 77 starts. X-rays on his ribs were negative.

Kershaw vs. Wacha in NLCS Game 2

Once again runs figure to be at a premium in Game 2 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and Cardinals.

No Andre Ethier in Dodgers' NLCS Game 2 lineup

After Andre Ethier started Game 1 of the NLCS and played 12 innings on a bad ankle, Skip Schumaker starts in center field for the Dodgers against his former team on Saturday afternoon.

Lance Lynn to start NLCS Game 4 for Cardinals

Lance Lynn, who got the win in relief in Game 1, is scheduled to face off with Ricky Nolasco on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2: Carlos Beltran does it all

The Dodgers couldn't score much for Zack Greinke, and Carlos Beltran hurt them at the plate and in the field to give the Cardinals a 1-0 advantage in the series.

Video: Ethier can't quite corral Beltran's double

Does an average center fielder make the catch on Beltran's drive in the third inning?

NLCS Game 1 chat

True Blue LA podcast: NLCS preview

What's in store for the Dodgers and Cardinals in the NLCS? Listen to Jacob Burch and Eric Stephen discuss.

Talking NLCS on The Phil Naessens Show

I was a guest on Friday's edition of The Phil Naessens Show, talking Dodgers as they head into the NLCS.

Joe Kelly vs. Dodgers

Look for contact galore from the Dodgers in Game 1, as their starting lineup is 12-for-44 (.273) with four doubles, two home runs and just six strikeouts against Cardinals starter Joe Kelly.

Zack Greinke vs. Cardinals

Dodgers Game 1 ack Greinke starter has done well against the Cardinals in his career during the regular season. But in two playoff starts two years ago, not so much.

NLCS Preview Q&A with Tom of Viva El Birdos

Who was the Cardinals' MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year? Could Adam Wainwright's inability to pitch until game 3 hurt St. Louis? Series prediction? Tom S. of Viva El Birdos answers these questions and more for True Blue LA.

Andre Ethier back in lineup for NLCS Game 1

Andre Ethier, who last started a game for the Dodgers on Sept. 13, is back in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals.

NLCS Game 1 preview: Hanley on the big stage

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told shortstop Hanley Ramirez, "I want the whole world to see how good you are." He'll get that chance in the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals.

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NLCS 2013 preview: Dodgers vs. Cardinals

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