Tonight, October 18th, the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals will meet in game four of the National League Championship Series, with first pitch set to be thrown at 8:05PM ET from Busch Stadium.

The pitching matchup for this contest offers two National League heavyweights, as Tim Lincecum (1-0, 1.08 ERA) prepares to face Adam Wainwright (0-0, 7.88) in what is sure to be a classic pitchers duel.

Tim Lincecum can go from zero to hero in one night for the San Francisco Giants if he can pitch well enough to even up the National League Championship Series for his team tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The always reliable and two-time Cy Young Award winner Lincecum had the worst season of of his big league career in 2012 – losing 15 decisions, while accumulating a 5.18 ERA. Tonight will be his first postseason start of this years playoffs. However, “The Freak” has made 3 reliefs appearances, earning one win to go along with a stellar 1.08 ERA.

Meanwhile, Wainwright will attempt to return to his normal pitching form after being hit hard by the Washington Nationals in game five of the National League Division Series, where he gave up six runs in just 2 1/3 innings pitched.

The Oddsmakers are siding with the home team in this one – listing the Cardinals as a -135 money favorite, while setting an over/under total at exactly 7 runs.

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