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Start Times for Cardinals-Phillies NL Wild Card Series Revealed

Isaiah De Los Santos
The start times for the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies NL Wild Card series have been revealed.
The start times for the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies NL Wild Card series have been revealed. / (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The 2022 MLB playoff bracket is officially set, and the National League Wild Card round features an exciting clash between the 3-seed St. Louis Cardinals and 6-seed Philadelphia Phillies. With this matchup in place, fans have been clamoring to know the start times for this best-of-three series.

On Wednesday, MLB finally announced when first pitch will be throughout Cardinals-Phillies.

Game 1 of this series will start at 2:07 p.m. ET on Friday. Then they'll square off at 8:37 p.m. ET on Saturday. If a Game 3 is necessary, then these teams will play again at 8:37 p.m. ET on Sunday.

There should be no shortage of entertainment in this matchup. The Cardinals captured the NL Central title after a scorching performance in the second half and own a 93-68 record heading into the final day of the regular season. The Phillies, meanwhile, showed perseverance down the stretch to hold off the Milwaukee Brewers and qualify for the postseason with their current 87-74 record in a competitive NL East division.

St. Louis will have home-field advantage in all three games, if necessary, providng the Cards a serious boost. This team has gone just 40-40 away from Busch Stadium, but boasts an impressive mark of 53-28 at home in 2022. The Phillies have also posted a 40-40 away record this season.

Current MLB playoff odds on FanDuel Sportsbook favor the Cardinals at -124 to defeat the Phillies, who are +106 underdogs.

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