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Starting pitchers, lineups, odds for Nationals-Cardinals Game 2

The Nationals beat the Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. Game 2 is set for Saturday, October 12th. We’ve got a full rundown of the starting pitchers, starting lineups, and notable odds.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer pitches during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game four of the 2019 NLDS playoff baseball series at Nationals Park. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals host the Washington Nationals in Game 2 of the 2019 National League Championship Series on Saturday, and first pitch is scheduled for 4:08 p.m. ET on TBS. The Nationals beat the Cardinals 2-0 in the season-opener behind 8 23 innings of no-hit baseball from starter Anibal Sanchez.

Starting Pitchers

The Cardinals will start Adam Wainwright. He finished the regular season 14-10 with a 4.19 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. He started 31 games this season and struck out 153 batters over 171 23 innings pitched. He made two starts against the Nationals this season. He pitched 13 13 innings and was 2-0 with eight strikeouts and a 1.35 ERA. He has one playoff start this year, getting a no-decision against the Braves in the NLDS while throwing 7 23 shutout innings, striking out eight, and giving up four hits and two walks.

The Nationals will start Max Scherzer. He finished the regular season 11-7 with a 2.92 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. He started 27 games this season and struck out 243 batters over 172 13 innings pitched. He made two starts against the Cardinals this season. He pitched 13 23 innings and was 0-2 with 19 strikouts and a 5.27 ERA. He has two playoff start and one relief appearance this year. He has thrown 13 innings with a 2.77 ERA. He got a no-decision in the Wild Card game, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six. He made a one-inning relief appearance against the Dodgers in Game 2, striking out the side. He started Game 4 against the Dodgers and got the win, throwing seven innings and giving up one run on four hits and three walks while striking out seven.

Lineups

The lineups will be announced later this afternoon.

Odds

The Nationals are favored over the Cardinals at DraftKings Sportsbook with a money line of -141 to the Cardinals +125. The run line (1.5) has the Nationals -1.5 at +120, while the Cardinals +1.5 is at -139. The run total is seven, with the over favored at -125 to the over at -104. You can also bet on a host of player props and game props.

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