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Braves will face Cardinals in division series

Cardinals dispatched the Cubs on Sunday to lock up the NL Central

St Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves will open the National League Division Series on Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals at SunTrust Park. Atlanta entered Sunday unsure of who would be their opponent but the Cardinals secured the NL Central division with a win over the Chicago Cubs. The Milwaukee Brewers will face the Washington Nationals in the Wild Card game on Tuesday with the winner advancing to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the other Division Series matchup.

Game 1 & 2 will be at SunTrust Park on Thursday and Friday. The series will shift to St. Louis on Sunday for Game 3 and Game 4 on Monday if necessary. Game 5 would be back in Atlanta on Wednesday, October 9 if needed.

The Braves won the season the season series against the Cardinals 4-2 taking two of three in Atlanta and St. Louis back in May. The Cardinals were 26-26 when they wrapped up their season series against the Braves and are a quite different team now. St. Louis went 47-27 in the second half to secure the division and punch their ticket to the postseason.

National League Division Series schedule

Game 1 - Thursday, October 3
Game 2 - Friday, October 4
Game 3 - Sunday, October 6
Game 4 - Monday, October 7 (If Necessary)
Game 5 - Wednesday, October 9 (If Necessary)

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