What time is the Chicago Cubs game tonight and what channel?

Published 4:00 pm Saturday, October 15, 2016

It’s the Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers in game 1 NLCS action tonight.

What time do the Chicago Cubs play tonight and on what channel?

Game time: 7:08 p.m. central

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TV channel: FS1


The Chicago Cubs host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series at 7:08 p.m. central. Four wins from their first pennant in 71 years, the Cubs  send Jon Lester to the mound against rookie Kenta Maeda. Lester limited the Dodgers to one run over 15 innings in two starts this year, and Los Angeles batted .213 against left-handers overall. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen thinks he will be ready for the opener after throwing a career-high 51 pitches Thursday night against Washington.


Josh Tomlin was moved up two days and will pitch for Cleveland in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series after scheduled starter Trevor Bauer cut open his right pinkie while fixing one of the drones he likes to build and fly.

“It really doesn’t affect me at all,” Tomlin said. “I’ll be on normal rest.”

The Indians won the opener 2-0 behind ace Corey Kluber.

Bauer’s bizarre injury is the latest to befall a depleted Cleveland rotation, but the quirky right-hander is expected to be ready for Game 3 on Monday in Toronto. He needed several stitches to close the cut after he was sliced while repairing a propeller.