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What TV Channel & Time Is the Cubs-Dodgers Game 5 on Today?

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Jon Lester is back on the mound tonight for the Cubs. (Getty)

The Chicago Cubs take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in a pivotal Game 5. The NLCS series is tied 2-2 heading into tonight’s matchup at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch is slated for 8:08 p.m. on FS1.

Here’s the details for tonight’s game.


Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time: 8:08 p.m. Eastern

Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

TV Channel: FS1

Line: Cubs -154, Dodgers +144 (Line is courtesy of OddsShark and is subject to change.)

Game Preview: After being shutout in the previous two games, the Cubs bats were back at work. Chicago came up with a 10-2 victory in Game 4 to bring the series to 2-2.

Tonight, John Lester is back on the mound for the Cubs. Lester pitched six innings in Game 1 and only allowed 4 hits and 1 run in the Cubs 8-4 victory. Lester was 19-5 with a 2.44 ERA during the regular season.

Kent Maeda takes the mound again for the Dodgers. Maeda had a shaky Game 1 appearance after surrendering three runs in four innings pitched. He was 16-11 with a 3.48 ERA during the regular season.

The winner of tonight’s matchup will be one game away from the World Series.