The winner of the Phillies-Cardinals series will meet the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series.
St. Louis (93-69) won the NL Central by going 43-25 after the All-Star break, pulling away from the Milwaukee Brewers. Cardinals first baseman Paul Golsdschmidt (.317 BA, 35 HR 115 RBI) and third baseman Nolan Arenado (30 HR, 103 RBI) could finish 1-2 in MVP voting this year. Albert Pujols turned back the clock, ultimately becoming the fourth player in MLB history to hit 700 home runs.
The Phillies (87-75) are in the postseason for the first time since 2011, snapping the NL's longest-active drought, with interim manager Rob Thompson at the helm after Joe Girardi was fired earlier in the season.
Here's everything you need to know for Friday's game:
Time: 2:07 p.m. ET
TV channel: ABC
Live stream: WatchESPN.com
Starting pitchers: RHP Zack Wheeler, Phillies (12-7, 2.82 ERA) vs. LHP Jose Quintana, Cardinals (6-7, 2.93 ERA)
Betting info: SportsBookWire.usatoday.com
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What time is Cardinals vs. Phillies on Friday?
First pitch is scheduled for 2:07 p.m. ET at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
What channel is Cardinals vs. Phillies on?
Friday's game will air on ABC.
How can I live stream Cardinals-Phillies?
Who are the Phillies, Cardinals' starting pitchers for Game 1?
Right-hander Zack Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA) takes the mound for the Phillies, making his first career postseason appearance. The Cy Young runner-up last year, Wheeler missed most of September with a forearm injury but returned and gave up just one earned run in 15 innings across three starts to end the regular season.
Acquired for rotation depth at the trade deadline, lefty Jose Quintana (6-7, 2.93 ERA) starts the opener for the Cardinals. Quintana posted a 2.01 ERA in 12 starts for St. Louis after coming over in a trade with the Pirates.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Cardinals vs Phillies: Time, TV info, pitchers for MLB playoffs Game 1