2019 National League Championship Series

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The 2019 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series between the two winners of the 2019 National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals, for the National League (NL) pennant and the right to play in the 2019 World Series.wikipedia
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2019 National League Division Series

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The 2019 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series between the two winners of the 2019 National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals, for the National League (NL) pennant and the right to play in the 2019 World Series.
The 2019 National League Division Series were two best-of-five-games series in Major League Baseball (MLB) to determine the participating teams of the 2019 National League Championship Series.

2019 Washington Nationals season

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The 2019 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series between the two winners of the 2019 National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals, for the National League (NL) pennant and the right to play in the 2019 World Series.
They beat the Milwaukee Brewers in the Wild Card Game on October 1 and upset the two-time defending National League champions and two-time World Series runners-up, the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games in the Division Series and advanced to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 1981, where they swept the St. Louis Cardinals.

2019 St. Louis Cardinals season

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The 2019 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series between the two winners of the 2019 National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals, for the National League (NL) pennant and the right to play in the 2019 World Series. The St. Louis Cardinals were 44–44 at the All-Star break, and also finished the season strong, going 47–27 after the break and winning their first National League Central title in four years.
They went on to play the Washington Nationals in the NLCS, but were swept in four games.

2019 American League Championship Series

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For the third straight year, Major League Baseball sold presenting sponsorships to all of its postseason series; as with the ALCS, this NLCS was sponsored by GEICO and officially known as the 2019 National League Championship Series presented by GEICO.
The Astros defeated the Yankees in six games, advancing to face the 2019 National League champions, the Washington Nationals, who they lost to in seven games.

2019 World Series

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The 2019 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series between the two winners of the 2019 National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals, for the National League (NL) pennant and the right to play in the 2019 World Series.
In the National League Championship Series, the Nationals swept the St. Louis Cardinals (who had defeated the Braves in the Division Series round) in four games to secure the first pennant in franchise history (including their time as the Montreal Expos from 1969 to 2004).

National League Central

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The St. Louis Cardinals were 44–44 at the All-Star break, and also finished the season strong, going 47–27 after the break and winning their first National League Central title in four years.

Daniel Hudson

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The Nationals entered Game 1 without closer Daniel Hudson, who was placed on paternity leave; Wander Suero was activated in his place.
Hudson missed Game 1 of the 2019 National League Championship Series to be with his wife in Scottsdale, Arizona, to witness the birth of their third daughter.

Aníbal Sánchez

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Washington starting pitcher Aníbal Sánchez did not allow a hit until a two-out single by José Martínez in the eighth inning; Sánchez struck out five, walked one, and hit two batsmen in 7⅔ innings.
In Game 1 of the 2019 National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sánchez took a no-hitter into the 8th inning before allowing a pinch-hit single to José Martínez with two outs.

Howie Kendrick

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Washington got one run in the second as Yan Gomes drove in Howie Kendrick with a two-out double.

Max Scherzer

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Washington starting pitcher Max Scherzer did not allow a hit until Paul Goldschmidt led off the seventh inning with a single; Scherzer allowed only the one hit, struck out 11, and walked two in seven innings.
In Game 2 of the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals, one day after teammate Aníbal Sánchez lost his bid for a no-hitter with two outs in the eighth, Scherzer took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing a leadoff single to Paul Goldschmidt.

Fieldin Culbreth

He officiated in the American League Championship Series in 2000, 2009, 2010 and 2011; and the National League Championship Series in 2003, 2006 and 2019.

Chris Guccione (umpire)

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He has worked a total of six Division Series (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), four League Championship Series (2012, 2017, 2018, 2019) and the 2016 World Series.

Juan Soto

Each team scored once in the seventh inning, yielding an 8–1 final score and giving Washington a commanding 3–0 lead in the series, as Tanner Rainey concluded matters by working the ninth, and retired Tommy Edman on a flyout to Juan Soto to win it.
In Game 1 of the 2019 National League Championship Series, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas responded to Soto's antics by grabbing his own crotch after retiring Soto on a ground out.

Bill Miller (umpire)

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Miller has officiated in five Wild Card Games (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019), eight Division Series (2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017), seven League Championship Series (2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019), and three World Series (2010, 2013), 2017).

Jeff Francoeur

In September 2019, it was announced that he had been hired by TBS to work as an analyst for the network's NL Wild Card Game, NLDS (Washington vs. Los Angeles alongside Ernie Johnson Jr.) and National League Championship Series (NLCS) alongside Brian Anderson and Ron Darling.

Brian Anderson (sportscaster)

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October 15, 2019 - Anderson called game four of the 2019 National League Championship Series between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals where the Nationals swept the Cardinals in four games to advance to the World Series for the first time in franchise history.

National League

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The 2019 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series between the two winners of the 2019 National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals, for the National League (NL) pennant and the right to play in the 2019 World Series.

Pennant (sports)

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The 2019 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series between the two winners of the 2019 National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals, for the National League (NL) pennant and the right to play in the 2019 World Series.

Major League Baseball wild card

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Because the Nationals were a wild card team, the Cardinals hosted the first two games.

Major League Baseball on TBS

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The series was the 50th in league history, with TBS televising all games in the United States.

Major League Baseball

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For the third straight year, Major League Baseball sold presenting sponsorships to all of its postseason series; as with the ALCS, this NLCS was sponsored by GEICO and officially known as the 2019 National League Championship Series presented by GEICO.