Has there ever been a more compelling reason to watch NLCS games than tonight’s NLCS Game 5 between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals? Not only are the Giants one win away from their third World Series in five years, but last night’s NLCS game made for some incredible live TV drama.
After a crazy rally to win Game 3, the Giants took a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship Series after fighting back from a three-run deficit last night. Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams made two costly throwing errors in the sixth inning, which allowed the Giants to get back in the game. Behind the Giants’ Buster Posey, who drove in three RBIs, the Giants came away with a dramatic 6-4 win.
The wild end came just one game after St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Randy Choate had his own bad throw that allowed the Giants to score the winning run in the 10th inning.
Tonight’s NLCS Giants vs Cardinals game will see St. Louis ace Adam Wainright on the mound. Wainright’s reputation has taken a hit this postseason, as he’s failed to last five innings in two starts, including NLCS Game 1. If he didn’t feel any pressure before, he’ll certainly feel it as we watch NLCS Game 5 online free or on TV with the Cards fighting for their playoff lives.
If San Francisco closes it out tonight, the Giants will head to the World Series to face the Kansas City Royals. The Royals swept the Orioles yesterday to make their first World Series since 1985. Oddly enough, that was the last time KC made the playoffs, too.
If San Francisco wins tonight’s NLCS Game 5, the Giants will meet the Royals in Kansas City on Tuesday for Game 1 of the World Series.
FOX Sports 1 will carry tonight’s NLCS Game 5 live on TV, and here are the details if you want to watch NLCS online free Game 5 Cardinals Giants live streaming tonight.
- First pitch for NLCS Game 5: 8:07 EST / 5:07 PST
- Ballpark: AT&T Park (the San Francisco Giants are the home team)
- Watch Live on TV: on FOX Sports 1
- Watch NLCS online free Game 5 Giants vs Cardinals live stream: on the FOX Sports GO website (only select providers offer it), on MLB.TV or on Postseason.TV