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The Cubs’ 2018 opener at Miami will be ESPN’s first game of the year

National TV for the Cubs and Marlins next March 29.

PROVO, UT - SEPTEMBER 21: A ESPN cameraman mans a camera during a game between the BYU Cougars and the Utah Utes at an NCAA football game September 21, 2013 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. Utah beat BYU 20-13. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images) Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

Tuesday, ESPN announced a slate of 10 games to be televised on the network over the first week of the 2018 season, including a quadrupleheader on Opening Day.

The first game will be the Cubs’ season opener against the Marlins in Miami, and in the announcement ESPN also set a time for this game: 11:30 a.m. CT.

The ESPN broadcast will be subject to blackout in the Chicago market, which means we’ll get a Cubs broadcast either on WGN-TV or NBC Sports Chicago (the new name for CSN Chicago, and we’ll all have to get used to that new channel name).

Here’s ESPN’s complete game schedule for the first several days of the 2018 season. All games on ESPN’s main channel except as noted:

Thursday, March 29: Cubs at Marlins, 11:30 a.m. CT
Thursday, March 29: Astros at Rangers, 2:30 p.m. CT
Thursday, March 29: Giants at Dodgers, 6 p.m. CT
Thursday, March 29: Indians at Mariners, 9 p.m. CT
Sunday, April 1: Cardinals at Mets, noon CT
Sunday, April 1: Giants at Dodgers, 7:30 p.m. CT
Monday, April 2: Rays at Yankees, noon CT
Monday, April 2: Orioles at Astros, 6 p.m. CT
Monday, April 2: Indians at Angels, 9 p.m. CT (ESPN2)
Tuesday, April 3: Indians at Angels, 9 p.m. CT

The Giants/Dodgers games will be exclusive to ESPN.