5 things to know about Braves' NLDS opponent: St. Louis Cardinals

Game times for Braves-Cardinals NLDS

The Atlanta Braves will face the St. Louis Cardinals at 5:02 p.m. Thursday in SunTrust Park in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

The game time was determined Tuesday night when the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in the NL wild-card game. The Nationals will play the Dodgers in the division series.

Dallas Keuchel will start for the Braves in Game 1.

The Braves clinched the NL East more than a week ago. St. Louis advanced to the NLDS after Matt Carpenter led a three-homer attack with a three-run drive Sunday in the regular season finale against the Chicago Cubs. 

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St. Louis (91-71) finished three games better than last season (88-74). The Braves (97-65) finished the season with a loss at New York against the Mets. Dallas Keuchel will get the start in Game 1 for Atlanta.

The Braves won four of the six meetings with the Cardinals this season.

Should the Braves advance, the League Championship Series starts Friday, Oct. 11. (All games will air on TBS.) The World Series airs on Fox, starting Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Here is the NLDS schedule:

Thursday, Oct. 3

• St. Louis at Atlanta, 5:02 p.m. (TBS)

Friday, Oct. 4

• St. Louis at Atlanta, 4:37 p.m. (TBS)

Sunday, Oct. 6

• Atlanta at St. Louis, 4:10 p.m. (TBS)

Monday, Oct. 7

x-Atlanta at St. Louis, time TBA (TBS)

Wednesday, Oct. 9

x-St. Louis at Atlanta, time TBA (TBS)

x - If necessary

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