Okay here's my preview of game 1. Pitching matchup CIN: LHP Brandon Claussen (3-6, 5.40) Claussen hopes to end a string of mediocre outings that's seen him give up at least four runs in each of his last three starts and notch just one victory in his last six outings. He'll need to be sharp against a dangerous St. Louis lineup that has fared quite well against him in the past. STL: RHP Jeff Suppan (5-4, 5.06) After suffering through illness and allowing six runs in his last outing, Suppan rebounded against the Astros his last time out. He delivered a quality performance, allowing three runs in six innings while walking two and striking out two. He had only one perfect inning, but coaxed key outs with men on base, a Suppan trademark. Player to watch Yadier Molina, batting .353 (12-for-34) in his last eight games, could continue his hot streak against Claussen. The St. Louis catcher is hitting an astounding .636 (7-for-11) with five RBIs against the southpaw.