Cardinals vs. Pirates, 2013 NLDS Game 3: Time, TV schedule, starting pitchers and more

Jared Wickerham

Francisco Liriano will attempt to repeat his NL Wild Card performance, while Joe Kelly looks to impress in his first postseason start.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals head to PNC Park for Game 3 of the NLDS with the series tied 1-1.

Francisco Liriano will start the game for the home team. The southpaw turned in his best campaign since 2010, going 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA during the regular season. He struck out 163 batters over 161 innings while keeping his ground ball percentage above 50 percent.

Liriano started in the NL Wild Card game for Pittsburgh against the Cincinnati Reds, only allowing one run on four hits over seven innings. His slider looked devastating against the Reds, leading to five strikeouts. In that game, the Pirates' crowd had an unbelievable energy level that only increased as Liriano continued to deal.

Joe Kelly will square off against Liriano. Kelly went 10-5 this season with a 2.69 ERA, making 15 starts and 22 appearances out of the bullpen. Mike Matheny moved Kelly to the rotation full-time on July 16, and the right-hander posted a 2.28 ERA over 87 innings as a starter.

Kelly owns a below-average strikeout rate, but does a good job forcing groundballs; he finished the season with a 51-percent groundball rate, which would have been fifth-best among qualified NL starters. He also worked at least five innings in each of his last 15 outings, and St. Louis went 12-3 when he took the mound.

First pitch is scheduled for 4:37 p.m. ET, with coverage of the game on TBS. If you cannot watch the game, you can follow with our live stream of the event, which will feature scoring updates every two innings.

More from SB Nation MLB:

Sex, drugs and payoffs: The A-Rod suit | Also sues Yankees’ docs

Ladies’ night with the Astros: How not to market baseball to women

Jon Daniels, Nolan Ryan separated after heated discussion

ALDS updates: Red Sox-Rays | A’s-Tigers

NLDS updates: Dodgers-Braves | Pirates-Cardinals

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.