The Braves have not yet announced their Game 4 starter — manager Brian Snitker said the team will discuss it once the high from their Game 3 comeback subsides — though righty Julio Teheran seems like the safe bet with Max Fried moved to the bullpen in the wake of Chris Martin’s injury. The alternative: Dallas Keuchel on short rest. In theory, short rest helps a sinkerball because it creates more movement. Either way, one win and Atlanta is going to the NLCS.
Date: Monday, Oct. 7 | Time: 3:07 p.m. ET
Location: Busch Stadium (St. Louis, MO)
TV: TBS | StreamfuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: N/A
Starting pitchers: RHP Dakota Hudson (STL) vs. TBA (ATL)
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The Cardinals are on the brink of elimination. They were one out away from a 2-1 series lead Sunday when Dansby Swanson and Adam Duvall ambushed Carlos Martinez. Adam Wainwright’s gem went to waste. St. Louis will lean on Hudson, a young sinkerballer with a susceptibility to lefties, to keep their season alive. Will Martinez get the ball in the ninth inning if the Cardinals have a lead? Manager Mike Shildt was non-committal following Game 3.

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Pick: Cardinals 5, Braves 4


Thanks to a ninth-inning comeback in Game 3, the Atlanta Braves are one win away from their first trip to the NLCS since 2001. The Braves hold a 2-1 series lead over the St. Louis Cardinals. Game 4 is Monday afternoon at Busch Stadium.
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Considering only about one inning in each game has been exciting, this series has been awfully fun. I expect the theme to continue in Game 4. The official CBS Sports prediction is the Cardinals mount a late-inning comeback and force a decisive Game 5 later in the week. Paul DeJong is the hero with a late extra-base hit.