Joe Maddon‘s team knocked off both of their divisional rivals in the wild-card game and NLDS, while the Mets got past the Los Angeles Dodgers in a thrilling five-game series.
The latter had to use both Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard in Game 5, so they will turn to Matt Harvey in the NLCS opener. The Cubs will fire back with Jon Lester.
First pitch is scheduled for Saturday at 8:07 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on TBS.
If you can’t get to a television, there are several ways to watch online and on mobile, including a free option from Sling TV. Here’s a rundown of the options available:
Watch Cubs vs. Mets Game 1 Online
Users without a cable subscription have a variety of ways to watch online. The first is Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to a handful of channels (including TBS and ESPN) for a monthly fee. The service’s Best of Live TV package costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch a week’s worth of games for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.
Users with a cable subscription can watch the game live online at TBS.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
MLB is also offering different ways to watch online. Postseason.TV costs $4.99 and allows users to watch live alternative video feeds (different from the regular TBS broadcast and with no announcers) of the game. A subscription includes access to NLDS and NLCS games. MLB.tv also costs $9.99 for the playoffs, and it allows users who are able to authenticate a cable subscription with a log-in and password to watch the live broadcast online.
Viewers outside the United States and Canada can watch every postseason game live online through MLB.tv for $24.99. No cable subscription is necessary.
Watch Cubs vs. Mets Game 1 on Mobile
Users with a cable subscription can watch the game live on the Watch TBS app, which is free to download from the Apple store, the Google Play store or the Amazon app store. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.