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2019 National League Division Series: Cardinals vs. Braves Game 5, Nationals vs. Dodgers Game 5

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Two games today will determine the NLCS participants.

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Today is the last day of the 2019 baseball season on which there will be two games. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they are both winner-take-all games; the victorious teams will meet each other in the National League Championship Series beginning Friday.

The last time both division series in a single league went to a fifth game was 2015, when Royals/Astros and Blue Jays/Rangers ALDS both played winner-take-all games. The last time it happened in the National League was 2012: Cardinals/Nationals and Giants/Reds. That year, all four division series went the distance (also Yankees/Orioles and Tigers/Athletics).

Here’s all the info you’ll need for the decisive Game 5’s of the two N.L. division series, one late this afternoon, the other one this evening. (Yes, I double-checked these game times. They’re correct.)

Game time for Cardinals/Braves: 4 p.m. CT. TV: TBS. Announcers: Brian Anderson and Ron Darling with reporter Lauren Shehadi. Series tied 2-2.

Game time for Nationals/Dodgers: 7:30 p.m. CT. TV: TBS. Announcers: Ernie Johnson and Jeff Francoeur with reporter Alex Chappell. Series tied 2-2.

Pitching matchups:

Jack Flaherty (Cardinals) vs. Mike Foltynewicz (Braves)

Stephen Strasburg (Nationals) vs. Walker Buehler (Dodgers)

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

MLB.com Gameday for Cardinals/Braves

MLB.com Gameday for Nationals/Dodgers

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Cardinals/Braves

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Nationals/Dodgers

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This is the only thread for today’s games. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.

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The NLCS matchup will be...

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  • 5%
    Braves/Dodgers
    (4 votes)
  • 15%
    Braves/Nationals
    (11 votes)
  • 39%
    Cardinals/Dodgers
    (29 votes)
  • 39%
    Cardinals/Nationals
    (29 votes)
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