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Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis

Series Price: Cardinals (-160) Pirates (+140)
Series Format: St. Louis (2-2-1)

Game 1 - Thursday, Oct. 3
Game 2 - Friday, Oct. 4
Game 3 - Sunday, Oct. 6
Game 4* - Monday, Oct. 7
Game 5* - Wednesday, Oct. 9

Records

Overall
St. Louis - 97-65
Pittsburgh - 94-68

Home
St. Louis - 54-27
Pittsburgh - 50-31

Away
St. Louis - 43-38
Pittsburgh - 44-37

Head-to-Head (19 Games)
Overall: Pittsburgh 10-9
Busch Stadium: St. Louis 6-3
PNC Park: Pittsburgh 7-3

Total Notes (Over/Under)

Overall
St. Louis - 79-55-8
Pittsburgh - 71-86-5

Home
St. Louis - 34-42-5
Pittsburgh 32-46-4

Away
St. Louis - 45-33
Pittsburgh - 39-40-1

Head-to-Head (19 Games)
Overall: Over - 12-7-1
Busch Stadium: Over - 6-2-1
PNC Park: Over - 6-5

Game 1 Starters

St. Louis - Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94 ERA)

-- The Cardinals went 23-11 in Wainwright's 34 appearances, 11-6 at Busch Stadium.
-- The Cardinals went 5-0 in Wainwright's last five starts of the season.
-- Wainwright faced Pittsburgh three times this season and posted a 1-0 record. The Cardinals went 2-1 in his starts, the two victories coming at home.
-- Wainwright saw the 'under' go 10-5-2 at home this season, which includes a 1-0-1 mark against the Pirates.
-- Wainwright has started four postseason games and the Cardinals have gone 2-2. The 'under' went 3-1.

Pittsburgh - A.J. Burnett (10-11, 3.30 ERA)

-- The Pirates went 14-16 in Burnett's 30 appearances, 5-11 on the road.
-- The Pirates went 3-1 in Burnett's last four starts of the season.
-- Burnett faced St. Louis six times this season and posted a 3-1 record with two no decisions. The Pirates went 4-2 in his six starts.
-- In Burnett's last two starts at St. Louis, he gave up 14 hits and 10 earned runs in 7 1/3 innings. The 'over' went 3-0 in all of his road starts against the Cardinals.
-- Burnett saw the 'under' go 17-13 on the season but the 'over' was 10-6 in his 16 road starts.
-- Burnett started seven playoff games for the N.Y. Yankees from 2009 to 2011. He went 2-2 with a 5.08 ERA.

L.A. Dodgers vs. Atlanta

Series Price: Braves (+150) Dodgers (-170)
Series Format: Atlanta (2-2-1)

Game 1 - Thursday, Oct. 3
Game 2 - Friday, Oct. 4
Game 3 - Sunday, Oct. 6
Game 4* - Monday, Oct. 7
Game 5* - Wednesday, Oct. 9

Records

Overall
Atlanta - 96-66
Los Angeles - 92-70

Home
Atlanta - 56-25
Los Angeles - 47-34

Away
Atlanta - 40-41
Los Angeles - 45-36

Head-to-Head (7 Games)
Overall: Atlanta 5-2
Turner Field: Atlanta 3-0
Dodgers Stadium: Los Angeles 2-2

Total Notes (Over/Under)

Overall
Atlanta - 73-80-9
Los Angeles - 74-81-7

Home
Atlanta - 34-43-4
Los Angeles - 39-39-3

Away
Atlanta - 39-37-5
Los Angeles - 35-42-4

Head-to-Head (7 Games)
Overall: Under - 5-2
Turner Field: Under - 2-1
Dodgers Stadium: Under 3-1

Game 1 Starters

Atlanta - Kris Medlen (15-12, 3.11 ERA)

-- The Braves went 18-14 in Medlen's 32 appearances, 11-6 at home
-- The Braves went 5-1 in his final six starts, the lone loss by two runs
-- Medlen has won six straight starts at Turner Field
-- Medlen faced the Dodgers twice this season and produced a 1-0 record with a no decision. The Braves won both games and Medlen gave up no earned runs.
-- The 'under' was 20-11-1 in Medlen's starts, 12-5 at home.
-- Medlen is 0-1 in one playoff start, losing to St. Louis 6-3 in last year's Wild Card game. Medlen pitched 6 1/3 innings and gave up three hits and two unearned runs

Los Angeles - Clayton Kershaw (16-9, 1.83 ERA)

-- The Dodgers have gone 19-14 in Kershaw's 33 starts, which includes an 11-5 road mark.
-- The Dodgers posted shutout victories in his last two starts of the season but were just 1-3 in his previous four.
-- Kershaw didn't face the Braves this season.
-- Kershaw saw the 'under' go 19-12-2 this season, including a 9-6 record on the road.
-- Kershaw is 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA in the postseason. He started two games in the 2009 playoffs and saw relief action in 2008.

  
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