Cubs, Cards meet in postseason for first time

The Cardinals and Cubs will play a National League Division Series more than a century in the making, and it all gets started tonight at 5:30 p.m. CT on TBS, when the former Red Sox ring-bearers, John Lackey and Jon Lester, oppose each other at Busch Stadium. Game 1 is game on for these two NL Central stalwarts. And if their regular-season series is any indication, we're in for a treat.

Cubs-Cards: 10 most compelling moments

They've played more than 2,300 times, but the Cubs and Cardinals have never played any games that mean more than the ones they're going to play over the next week. Yet along the way the Cubs and Cardinals have built one of baseball's greatest rivalries, with passion on the field and in the stands whether playing for first place or bragging rights alone.