Start times announced for Cubs’ NLCS games at Wrigley Field


PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 07: The Chicago Cubs celebrate defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates with a score of 4 to 0. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO — The National League Championship Series games between the Cubs and Mets at Wrigley Field next week will begin at 7:07 p.m., according to the schedule released by Major League Baseball on Friday.

NLCS Games 3, 4 and potentially 5 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Chicago will all be played in the night slot, with the broadcasts slated to start at 6:30 p.m. in advance of the 7:07 p.m. first pitch.

If necessary, Game 6 at Citi Field has a first pitch scheduled for 3:07 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 24, while Game 7 on Sun., Oct. 25, is set for 7:07 p.m.

The Cubs arrived in New York on Friday to prepare for the first two games of the series, on Saturday and Sunday, both of which start at 7:07 p.m.


NLCS Schedule

Game 1 at New York

Sat., Oct. 17, 7:07 p.m., TBS

Game 2 at New York

Sun., Oct. 18, 7:07 p.m., TBS

Game 3 at Chicago

Tues., Oct. 20, 7:07 p.m., FS1

Game 4 at Chicago

Wed., Oct. 21, 7:07 p.m., TBS

Game 5 at Chicago, if necessary

Thurs., Oct. 22, 7:07 p.m., TBS

Game 6 at New York, if necessary

Sat., Oct. 24, 3:07 p.m., TBS

Game 7 at New York, if necessary

Sun. Oct. 25, 7:07 p.m., TBS

–Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune

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