Cardinals go with same roster for NLCS

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Right-handers Miles Mikolas and Adam Wainwright will start Games 1 and 2.

Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Joe Kelly in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a three-run deficit with a late rally to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night and advance to the NL Championship Series against St. Louis.

The Saint Louis Cardinals demolished the Atlanta Braves as they put up 10 runs in the 1st inning while the Washington Nationals put up a combined 6 runs in the 8th and 10th inning for a comeback win against the Dodgers.




Hudson will be available out of the bullpen early in the NLCS. Washington's starters beyond Game 1 have not been announced. Anibal Sanchez struggled in his 1 start against the Saint Louis Cardinals during the 2019 season as he gave up 3 earned runs in 5 innings.

Mikolas got a no-decision in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Braves, allowing one run in five innings of a game St. Louis won 7-6.

He also closed the door with three straight outs in the 10th-inning of the club's 5-4 win in Game 4. The two performed well at home this season, as Wainwright went 9-4 with 2.56 ERA in 16 starts, while Mikolas went 5-6 with a 3.01 ERA over his 15 home starts. Miles Mikolas had success in his 2 starts against the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season as is posting a 3.00 ERA. The Cardinals wound up losing when the Braves scored three runs in the ninth. His 0.91 ERA in the second half is third best in major league history. The 35-year-old Sanchez tossed five innings of one-run ball on four hits against the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS-a 10-4 loss. Both games were played on the road. But the truly intriguing matchup in the NLCS is Stephen Strasburg vs. Jack Flaherty in Game 3 at Nationals Park - and a potential Game 7 at Busch Stadium, if necessary.

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