Game 1 of the National League Championship Series between the Cubs and Dodgers will be at 7:08 p.m. CT tomorrow, Saturday, October 14, and Game 2 will be Sunday, October 15 at 6:38 p.m. CT. Both of these games will be in the late afternoon Los Angeles time, so they will start in partial daylight.
That won’t be the case for Games 3, 4 and 5 at Wrigley Field. Major League Baseball late Friday announced all the times past Monday, and here they are:
So those first two games will have a bit of a later start than Wrigley night games usually do, at 8 p.m. Central time — unless, as noted, the American League Championship Series is complete before Wednesday, in which case NLCS Game 4 moves up an hour to 7 p.m. CT. Game 5 in the NLCS, if played, will be at the usual time for a Wrigley night game, 7 p.m. CT.
If the series goes back to Los Angeles for Game 6, it will be an afternoon game at 1 p.m. PT, unless, as noted, the ALCS is over. This is because the ALCS game on that day would be Game 7, and as an elimination game, that goes in prime time. Game 7 of the NLCS a week from Sunday would, similarly, be a night game.
So there you have them — all the info you need whether you’re going to the games or watching them on TV. It all starts for the Cubs and Dodgers Saturday evening.