Major League Baseball postseason

Padres vs. Cardinals schedule: MLB playoffs live stream, TV channel, start times for NL Wild Card Series

The St. Louis Cardinals are one win away from moving on to the NLDS after beating the San Diego Padres in Game 1 of their Wild Card Series on Wednesday.

During the regular season, the Padres -- fronted by dual MVP candidates Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado -- scored 5.42 runs per game, which was good for third in the NL.

As well, John Gant, one of manager Mike Shildt's go-to guys out of the bullpen, may miss the first round with a groin strain.

That's because San Diego's two best starters, right-handers Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet , are presently sidelined with injury and uncertain for the wild card round.

Clevinger, whom the Padres acquired from Cleveland leading up to the trade deadline, has been diagnosed with a posterior elbow impingement.

At this writing, manager Jayce Tingler is sounding cautiously optimistic that both will be able to start in the wild card round, but that's yet to be determined.

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