WRIGLEYVILLE — The Cubs are back in the playoffs, and the times of the first two games are now set.
The Cubs' first National League Division series game is 6:30 p.m. Friday in Washington, D.C., against the Nationals, the NL East champs who won more games than the Cubs and get home field advantage. (The Dodgers, with the NL's best record, get to play the Wild Card winner Friday).
The times of every postseason game are not set, but here are the details available now.
NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES (best of five)
6:30 p.m. Friday: Cubs at Nationals (TBS)
4:30 p.m. Saturday: Cubs at Nationals (TBS)
Monday, Oct. 9: Nationals at Cubs (TBS)
Tuesday, Oct. 10: Nationals at Cubs (TBS) * if necessary
Thursday, Oct. 12: Cubs at Nationals (TBS) * if necessary
NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (best of seven)
Saturday, Oct. 14: Game 1 (TBS)
Sunday, Oct. 15: Game 2 (TBS)
Tuesday, Oct. 17: Game 3 (TBS)
Wednesday, Oct. 18: Game 4 (TBS)
Thursday, Oct. 19: Games 5 (TBS) * if necessary
Saturday, Oct. 21: Game 6 (TBS) *if necessary
Sunday, Oct. 22: Game 7 (TBS) * if necessary
WORLD SERIES (best of seven)
Tuesday, Oct. 24: Game 1 (Fox)
Wednesday, Oct. 25: Game 2 (Fox)
Friday, Oct. 27: Game 3 (Fox)
Saturday, Oct. 28: Game 4 (Fox)
Sunday, Oct. 29: Game 5 (Fox) * if necessary
Tuesday, Oct. 31: Game 6 (Fox) *if necessary
Wednesday, Nov. 1: Game 7 (Fox) *if necessary
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