Chicago Cubs 2017 opening game moved to prime time

Chicago Cubs will kick off their 2017 season in prime time.

The Chicago Tribune reports the Cubs will open the season against the St Louis Cardinals on April 2 at 7:35 p.m. at Busch Stadium.

Initially, the Cubs were to face the Cards on April 3.

“The switch was made to accommodate a national television audience, although no formal announcement has been made,” the Tribune reports.

The Cubs’ home opener on April 10 against the Los Angeles Dodgers remains intact, for now.