Dodgers vs. Braves, 2013 NLDS Game 1: Time, TV schedule, starting pitchers and more

Stephen Dunn

The Dodgers will start the 2013 postseason on the road -- a place where they've been comfortable.

The Los Angeles Dodgers dropped four of their final five regular season games, and the Atlanta Braves wound up securing home field advantage in the National League Division Series.

Maybe the Dodgers wanted it that way all along.

LA finished an NL-best 45-36 on the road this season behind a strong performance from its pitching staff, which posted a 3.45 ERA away from Dodger Stadium. Clayton Kershaw, who went 8-3 with a 2.14 ERA on the road, will try to continue the success on Thursday in Game 1 of the NLDS, which begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on TBS.

The Braves will counter with Kris Medlen, who recovered from a 1-6 start to win 14 of his final 20 decisions. Medlen finished the season with a 3.11 ERA, a far cry from the 1.57 mark he posted in 2012, but solid nonetheless.

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