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Lance Lynn and Madison Bumgarner face off in the first game of the National League Championship Series.
The Giants will hand the ball to southpaw Madison Bumgarner, who was 16-11 this season with a 3.37 ERA in 32 starts. Bumgarner last pitched in Game 2 of the Division Series, a 9-0 loss to the Reds where he took the loss after giving up four earned runs and seven hits in just 4 ⅓ innings. He faced St. Louis twice this season, losing both starts with a 4.73 ERA. In his last start against the Cardinals on Aug. 9, Bumgarner gave up three runs in six innings.
St. Louis turns to Lance Lynn, who last took the loss in Game 4 of the Division Series against Washington after giving up Jayson Werth's walk-off homer. Lynn made three relief appearances in the Division Series, going 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA. Lynn was 18-7 in the regular season with a 3.78 ERA. He faced San Francisco just once this season, taking the loss on Aug. 7 after conceding four earned runs in six innings.
Television coverage will be available nationally on FOX. The national radio broadcast duties will be handled by ESPN Radio.