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