The Los Angeles Dodgers will open the National League Championship Series with Game 1 at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night. First pitch has officially been set for 5:08 p.m. PT, while Game 2 will be played Sunday, also at Chavez Ravine, at 4:38 p.m.
The entire NLCS will be televised exclusively on TBS. Brian Anderson will handle play-by-play duties and he’ll joined by analyst Ron Darling and reporter Sam Ryan. TBS holds television rights throughout the NL playoffs.
With the start times now in place, the Dodgers will have played in primetime through each of their first five playoff games. It’s a break from last October when they were slotted for multiple afternoon starts.
In addition to Games 1 and 2, Dodger Stadium could serve as the backdrop for NLCS Games 6 and 7, if necessary. They would be played Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22, respectively.
It’s not yet known who the Dodgers will face but it will be a rematch from the 2016 postseason in some capacity. It may be the Chicago Cubs, their 2016 NLCS opponent, or the Dodgers’ NLDS opponent from last year, the Washington Nationals.
Los Angeles went 4-2 against Chicago during the regular season, which included a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers split their six head-to-head meetings with the Nationals.
Complete 2017 NLCS schedule:
Game 1: Saturday, Oct. 14, 5:08 p.m. at Dodger Stadium
Game 2: Sunday, Oct. 15, 4:38 p.m. at Dodger Stadium
Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 17, TBD, at Nationals Park or Wrigley Field
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 18, TBD, at Nationals Park or Wrigley Field
Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 19, TBD, at Nationals Park or Wrigley Field
Game 6*: Saturday, Oct. 21, TBD, at Dodger Stadium
Game 7*: Sunday, Oct. 22, TBD, at Dodger Stadium