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The fact that these two teams are playing each other in the NLCS is pretty much a small miracle in itself.
The San Francisco Giants rallied back from a 2-0 series deficit to sweep the mighty Cincinnati Reds in the latter's home ballpark and win their NLDS.
Even more amazingly, the St. Louis Cardinals won their wildcard game, let their NLDS go to five games, went down 6-0 in the final game, rallied back to a 7-5 deficit going into the ninth and somehow managed to score four runs with only one out left to take the whole thing, 9-7.
Talk about playoff baseball, folks.
Both of these teams obviously want to win. They'll be attacking each other right from the get-go come the start of Game 1 of the NLDS.