Cardinals vs. Giants, 2012 NLCS Game 1: Time, TV schedule, starting pitchers and more

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Lance Lynn and Madison Bumgarner face off in the first game of the National League Championship Series.

The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants open the 2012 National League Championship Series Sunday night at San Francisco's AT&T Park. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET.

The Giants will hand the ball to southpaw Madison Bumgarner, who was 16-11 this season with a 3.37 ERA in 32 starts. Bumgarner last pitched in Game 2 of the Division Series, a 9-0 loss to the Reds where he took the loss after giving up four earned runs and seven hits in just 4 ⅓ innings. He faced St. Louis twice this season, losing both starts with a 4.73 ERA. In his last start against the Cardinals on Aug. 9, Bumgarner gave up three runs in six innings.

St. Louis turns to Lance Lynn, who last took the loss in Game 4 of the Division Series against Washington after giving up Jayson Werth's walk-off homer. Lynn made three relief appearances in the Division Series, going 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA. Lynn was 18-7 in the regular season with a 3.78 ERA. He faced San Francisco just once this season, taking the loss on Aug. 7 after conceding four earned runs in six innings.

Television coverage will be available nationally on FOX. The national radio broadcast duties will be handled by ESPN Radio.

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