Dodgers Vs. Cardinals Preview: Los Angeles Can Pull Even For Wild Card With Win

With two games against the St. Louis Cardinals remaining, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a chance to seize one of the two National League Wild Card spots. The Dodgers are only one game behind St. Louis in the standings after Friday night's 8-5 win.

Joe Blanton (9-13, 4.98 ERA) takes the hill for Los Angeles. He struggled in his last outing, giving up four runs on six hits in 5⅓ innings against the San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals will send Jaime Garcia (4-7, 4.41 ERA) to the mound. He's fared worse than Blanton lately, losing five of his last seven, including allowing four runs on seven hits in three innings in his most recent start, an 11-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.

The next two games are the Dodgers' last chance to play someone directly ahead of them in the NL Wild Card standings. Their strongest chance of a postseason run involves making the most of the opportunity.

Game Time: 6:10 p.m. PT
Television Coverage: FSMW, FSPT
Streaming Coverage: MLB.tv

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage from the Dodgers vs. Cardinals series. For more analysis and commentary, check out Dodgers blog True Blue LA. For the St. Louis perspective, check out Cardinals blog Viva el Birdos.

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