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Rivaling Monday Night Football tonight will be two great post season baseball games.

First, in the National League Division Series, a game pitting the Washington Nationals and the defending World Series Champions the St. Louis Cardinals goes into Game 2.

The Nationals took Game 1 of the series on Sunday 3-2.  The Cardinals will again have home field advantage as they attempt to even up the series.

The Nationals will be starting Jordan Zimmerman who is one of the most important players in the Nationals pitching staff.  He is 21-21 with an ERA hovering around 3.20 in 65 starts.

The Cardinals will be starting Jamie Garcia.  Garcia has some consistency problems.  When on the road he is 3.5 with an ERA over five.  He did, however, win his last three games of the season.  He also has a 2.82 ERA when pitching in the confines of Busch Stadium.  With the being played in St. Louis the Cardinals hopes that Garcia can keep up his solid home team performances.

Betonline.com has the odds for this one very close.  The Nationals moneyline is at +160 to the Cardinals -180.  The point spread is at 1.5.

The game starts at 4:30 p.m. ET on TBS.

After the NLDS game the American League Division Series also heads into Game 2 as the Baltimore Orioles try to recover from a Game 1 loss against the New York Yankees.

The Yankees defeated the Orioles 7-2 after a ninth inning steam roll on Sunday.  The Orioles now find themselves with the familiar task of having to come from behind.

The Yankees will be starting all time post season win record holder Andy Pettitte.  Pettite ERA is 3.83 with 173 strike-outs in 42 starts.  He is coming off an ankle injury but since his return in Sept. he has only allowed three runs.  The Yankee will hope that Pettite can continue his success against the Orioles tonight.

The Orioles will be starting We-Yin Chen.  Chen had a rocky end to the regular season going 0-4 with an ERA of 5.90.  Do not let Chen’s stat worry you too much as he as one of the best bullpens in the MLB backing him up.

The Orioles bullpen has a 75-0 record while leading after the seventh inning

Betonline.com has the Yankees listed as the underdogs in this one with a moneyline at +120 to the Orioles -140.  The game will air at 8 p.m. ET on TBS.

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