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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.

Hitting with RISP is a major part of STL offense

Cardinals had a .377 BABIP with RISP in 2013 regular season, Dodgers will have to limit opportunities and get them out more often than the rest of baseball did to succeed in NLCS

How to watch/listen to NLCS

Want to watch or listen to Dodgers vs. Cardinals? Here is how, when and where to do it.

Gerry Davis heads NLCS umpire crew

The six-man umpiring crew for the NLCS between the Dodgers and Cardinals will be headed by Gerry Davis, who is in his 30th season as a major league umpire and has umpired a record 116 postseason games.

Cardinals NLCS roster

St. Louis will use the same roster against the Dodgers as they did last round, with 13 position players an 12 pitchers.

Paco, Capuano off NLCS roster; Marmol, Volquez on

The Dodgers are down to one left-handed relief pitcher in the NLCS: J.P. Howell.

Dodgers NLCS history

The Dodgers will begin play in their 10th National League Championship Series on Friday. They have won five of the previous nine series.

Dodgers-Cardinals regular season review

In seven games between Los Angeles and St. Louis in 2013, only one was decided by one run and just two more were decided by fewer than four runs. The Dodgers were 4-3 against the Cardinals during the regular season.

Dodgers meet Cardinals for 4th time in playoffs

For such longtime rivals, the Cardinals and Dodgers do not have a long playoff history, the Cardinals are 1-0 in the NLCS and the teams have split their two NLDS.

Joe Kelly will start Game 1 for Cardinals

Kelly allowed three runs in 8⅓ innings in two appearances against the Dodgers in 2013, including one start and one relief appearance.

Allen Craig won't be on Cards NLCS roster

Craig missed the final 28 games of the regular season, plus the five-game NLDS, with a sprained left foot.

NLCS game times announced, day games Sat/Wed

The Dodgers and Cardinals will play day games on Saturday and Wednesday of the National League Championship Series.

Ethier primed for bigger role in NLCS

Andre Ethier's return to the Dodgers outfield for the first time since Sept. 13 will likely come at some point during the NLCS, but exactly when is still up in the air.

Kelly, Wacha likely to open NLCS for Cardinals

The Cardinals will likely have Joe Kelly and Michael Wacha start the first two games of the NLCS on Friday and Saturday. St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright won't start against the Dodgers until Game 3 of the NLCS on Monday at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers open NLCS Friday in St. Louis

Game 1 of the National League Championship Series will be held Friday night at Busch Stadium, with Zack Greinke starting for the Dodgers and likely Joe Kelly for the Cardinals.

Greinke, Kershaw to start NLCS Games 1-2

Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw will start the first two games of the NLCS for the Dodgers, but the rest of the starting rotation behind the Dodgers' two aces hasn't yet been announced.

Dodgers offer free parking for carpools

Cars with four or more people can park for free at Dodger Stadium for all remaining postseason games.

Cardinals or Pirates?

The Dodgers are the first team in MLB's version of the final four. Their NLCS opponent will be determined on Wednesday night in St. Louis, when the Cardinals host the Pirates in their NLDS Game 5.

2013 NLCS begins Friday in LA or St. Louis

The Dodgers advanced to the NLCS for the 10th time on Monday night. Their opponent in the league championship series will be determined Wednesday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.