When Do the Cubs Play? 2016 Chicago Cubs Playoff Game TV Schedule

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The Chicago Cubs begin their 2016 postseason on Friday, Oct. 7, at 9pm ET, as the Cubs host the wild-card winning San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the best-of-five-game NL Division Series on FS1. The pitching matchup for Game 1 features the Cubs’ Jon Lester vs. the Giants’ Johnny Cueto. FS1 and MLB Network combine to televise the NLDS, with Game 2 at Wrigley Field scheduled for Saturday on MLB Network. Game 3 in San Francisco will be on either FS1 or MLB Network, and Games 4-5 (if necessary) will air on FS1, times to be announced.

Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians: 2016 World Series TV Schedule

Times reflect TV airtimes. Schedule subject to change.

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Game 1: CLE 6, CHC 0
Wednesday, Oct. 26: Game 2: CHC 5, CLE 1
Friday, Oct. 28: Game 3: CLE 1, CHC 0
Saturday, Oct. 29: Game 4: CLE 7, CHC 2
Sunday, Oct. 30: Game 5: CHC 3, CLE 2
Tuesday, Nov. 1: Game 6: CHC 9, CLE 3
Wednesday, Nov. 2: Game 7: Chicago at Cleveland, 7pm ET, FOX

NL Championship Series

L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs
Game 1: Saturday, Oct. 15: CHC 8, LAD 4
Game 2: Sunday, Oct. 16: LAD 1, CHC 0
Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 18: LAD 6, CHC 0
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 19: CHC 10, LAD 2
Game 5: Thursday, Oct. 20: CHC 8, LAD 4
Game 6: Saturday, Oct. 22: CHC 5, LAD 0
Chicago wins series 4-2.

NL Division Series
San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 7: CHC 1, SF 0
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 8: CHC 5, SF 2
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 10: SF 6, CHC 5
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 11: CHC 6, SF 5
Chicago wins series 3-1.

2016 MLB Postseason Schedule at a Glance

Wild-Card Games, TBS (Oct. 4) & ESPN (Oct. 5)
AL Division Series, TBS (Beginning Oct. 6)
NL Division Series, FS1 & MLB Network (Beginning Oct. 7)
AL Championship Series, TBS (Beginning Oct. 14)
NL Championship Series, FS1 (Beginning Oct. 15)
World Series, FOX (Beginning Oct. 25)

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