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Cardinals vs Dodgers live stream is here: How to watch the MLB Wildcard Playoffs online

Adam Wainwright and Max Scherzer will face-off in the Cardinals vs Dodgers live stream
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Tonight's Cardinals vs Dodgers live stream marks the beginning of L.A.’s attempt to be the first back-to-back World Series Champions in over twenty years, while St. Louis is trying to make it back to the World Series for the first time since 2013. Who will keep the dream going after this win-or-go-home MLB live stream

Cardinals vs Dodgers live stream

The Cardinals vs Dodgers live stream is today (Oct. 6).
• Time — 8:10 p.m. ET / 5:10 p.m. PT / 1:10 a.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on TBS via Sling  
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The Cardinals enter Los Angeles tonight after posting a 90-72 record during the regular season with a perfect split of 45 wins at home and 45 wins on the road. Despite finishing the season with the second-best record in baseball, the Dodgers (106-56) find themselves in the wildcard round of the playoffs. Just the Dodger’s luck, they were in the same division as the team that finished with the best record in baseball, the San Francisco Giants.

The Dodgers and Cardinals faced each other seven times this season, with L.A. edging out the series win, four games to three. But during the final two games of their most recent series in early September, the Cardinals began an incredible 17-game winning streak that helped them finish the year as the hottest team in baseball going 21-4 down the stretch and securing their playoff status.  

Adam Wainwright takes on Max Scherzer in this wildcard matchup. Wainwright went 17-7 on the season with a 3.05 ERA for the Red Birds. He faced the Dodgers once this season, doing so on September 8th allowing 4 runs over 8.1 innings of work in a 5-4 Cardinals win. Scherzer was a trade deadline acquisition by the Dodgers, a move that has paid off in two huge ways. One, Scherzer went 7-0 in 11 starts for L.A. with a 1.98 ERA. Two, Trea Turner also came to L.A. in the deal with Washington and he went on to win the batting title hitting .328 on the season.

At the plate tonight, the Cardinals will bat Paul Goldschmidt, Tyler O’Neil and Nolan Arenado as their two, three and four-hole hitters. All three will look to continue their regular season dominance as they each hit over 30 homers. The Dodgers won’t be able to put their best line-up on the field as their home run leader Max Muncy is out with an elbow injury suffered in their last game of the season. Los Angeles will have plenty of talent to fall back on though, as they hit the fourth most homers in all of baseball this season and drove in the fourth most runs.

The Dodgers are 1.5-run favorites against the Cardinals. The over/under is 7.5 runs. The Dodgers are trying to become the first back-to-back World Series Champion since the Yankees won three in a row from 1998 to 2000.

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Cardinals vs Dodgers live streams in the US

In the US, Cardinals vs Dodgers is going to be broadcast on TBS, which is available with most cable packages and on one of best streaming services: Sling TV

In the U.S., the Cardinals vs Dodgers game is Wednesday (Oct. 6) at 8:10 p.m. ET. 

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get TBS and the rest of the channels you want for MLB post-season live streams) costs $50 per month.

Sling TV

Sling TV's $50 Orange and Blue package is the best option for streaming the whole MLB post-season, with Fox in select markets, ESPN and the Turner channels including TBS.

Cardinals vs Dodgers live streams in the UK

You can watch Cardinals vs Dodgers live stream across the pond, even if it is at the crazy hour of 1:10 a.m. local BST Thursday morning. Those in the U.K. will want BT Sport, for TBS' coverage of the game.  

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time, with no need for a lengthy commitment.

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the games by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

Cardinals vs Dodgers live streams in Canada

Canadian baseball fans can watch Cardinals vs Dodgers live streams in Canada on SportsNet.

Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.