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MLB Reveals Start Times for Phillies-Padres NLCS

Isaiah De Los Santos
The start times for the Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres NLCS matchup have been revealed.
The start times for the Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres NLCS matchup have been revealed. / (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The NLCS is set after an exciting NLDS round, and it'll feature the Philadelphia Phillies versus the San Diego Padres. Fans on both sides are eager to know what times these teams will face off at as they vie for a spot in the World Series.

On Sunday, MLB officially announced when first pitch will be throughout this matchup.

Game 1 of this series is set to start at 8:03 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Game 2 the very next day features a first pitch time of 4:35 p.m. ET. Check out the full series schedule and TV channels below:

  • Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 8:03 p.m. ET (FS1)
  • Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4:35 p.m. ET (FOX/FS1)
  • Game 3: Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:37 p.m. ET (FS1)
  • Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:45 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Game 5*: Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2:37 p.m. ET (FS1, *if necessary)
  • Game 6*: Monday, Oct. 24 at 8:03 p.m. ET (FS1, *if necessary)
  • Game 7*: Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 8:03 p.m. ET (FOX/FS1, *if necessary)

The Padres will own home-field advantage in this series, so the action will kick off at Petco Park during Games 1 and 2. Then Philadelphia hosts things for Games 3-5. If a Game 6 or 7 is necessary, then the NLCS heads back to San Diego.

FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds favor the Padres (-120) to win this series over the Phillies (+100). Yu Darvish will start for San Diego in Game 1, while Philly's starter is to be determined.

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