Cardinals vs. Giants, 2012 NLCS Game 1: Time, TV schedule, lineups and more

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The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants will get the National League Championship Series started at 8 p.m. ET Sunday on FOX.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants, 2012 NLCS Game 1

8 p.m. ET, Sunday, Oct. 14, FOX

After a thrilling and historical come back to beat the Washington Nationals in a win-or-go-home game, the Cardinals advanced to the National League Championship Series where they'll face the Giants. After losing each of the first two games of their five game series, the Giants came back with three consecutive victories.

In Game 5, Buster Posey hit a grand slam in the top of the fifth inning to jump out in front of the Reds and earn a trip to the NLCS. The Giants will host each of the first two games, before three games in St. Louis and a final two in San Francisco, if necessary.

Projected Starters

Cardinals Giants
Lance Lynn (18-7, 3.78) Madison Bumgarner (16-11, 3.37)

Projected Starting Lineups

Cardinals Giants
CF Jon Jay CF Angel Pagan
RF Carlos Beltran 2B Marco Scutaro
LF Matt Holliday 3B Pablo Sandoval
1B Allen Craig C Buster Posey
C Yadier Molina RF Hunter Pence
3B David Freese 1B Brandon Belt
2B Daniel Descalso LF Gregor Blanco
SS Pete Kozma SS Brandon Crawford
P Lance Lynn P Madison Bumgarner

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