Chicago Cubs announce 2018 television schedule


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David Burke / USATODAY
David Burke / USATODAY

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced their 2018 regular season television schedule featuring broadcasts from NBC Sports Chicago, WGN-TV and WLS-TV/ABC 7.

WGN-TV will televise the club’s season opener on Thursday, March 29 at Miami at 11:40 a.m. CT. NBC Sports Chicago’s first broadcast is on Saturday, March 31 at Miami at 6:10 p.m. CT while WLS-TV/ABC 7 has its first broadcast on Saturday, April 7 at Milwaukee at 3:05 p.m. CT. Additionally, WLS-TV/ABC 7 will televise the club’s Wrigley Field home opener on Monday, April 9 vs. Pittsburgh at 1:20 p.m. CT.

In 2018, NBC Sports Chicago will televise as many as 84 Cubs games, WGN-TV will broadcast 45 games and WLS-TV/ABC 7 has 25 games.

Every regular season Cubs telecast on NBC Sports Chicago, including surrounding Cubs Pre/Postgame Live coverage, will be accessible live via nbcsportschicago.com and the NBC Sports Chicago app to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers.

Chicago Cubs games have been on WGN since 1948, with this year marking the station’s 71st season televising Cubs baseball. This will be NBC Sports Chicago’s 14th season televising the Cubs and the fourth for WLS-TV/ABC 7.

Len Kasper returns for his 14th season in the Cubs’ television booth and will be joined by Jim Deshaies for their sixth season together broadcasting Cubs baseball.

The 2018 television broadcast schedule is attached.

Day Date Opp. First Pitch Station

Thur 3/29 @ Miami 11:40 AM WGN

Fri 3/30 @ Miami 6:10 PM WGN

Sat 3/31 @ Miami 6:10 PM NBCSCH

Sun 4/1 @ Miami 12:10 PM NBCSCH+

Mon 4/2 @ Cincinnati 3:10 PM NBCSCH

Tue 4/3 @ Cincinnati 5:40 PM WGN

Wed 4/4 OFF DAY

Thur 4/5 @ Milwaukee 7:10 PM NBCSCH

Fri 4/6 @ Milwaukee 7:10 PM NBCSCH+

Sat 4/7 @ Milwaukee 3:05 PM ABC7

Sun 4/8 @ Milwaukee 1:10 PM WGN

Mon 4/9 vs. Pittsburgh 1:20 PM ABC7

Tue 4/10 OFF DAY

Wed 4/11 vs. Pittsburgh 7:05 PM WGN

Thur 4/12 vs. Pittsburgh 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Fri 4/13 vs. Atlanta 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sat 4/14 vs. Atlanta 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sun 4/15 vs. Atlanta 1:20 PM WGN

Mon 4/16 vs. St. Louis 6:05 PM WGN

Tue 4/17 vs. St. Louis 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Wed 4/18 vs. St. Louis 1:20 PM ABC7

Thur 4/19 OFF DAY

Fri 4/20 @ Colorado 7:40 PM WGN

Sat 4/21 @ Colorado 7:10 PM NBCSCH

Sun 4/22 @ Colorado 2:10 PM NBCSCH

Mon 4/23 OFF DAY

Tue 4/24 @ Cleveland 5:10 PM WGN

Wed 4/25 @ Cleveland 6:10 PM NBCSCH

Thur 4/26 vs. Milwaukee 7:05 PM NBCSCH+

Fri 4/27 vs. Milwaukee 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sat 4/28 vs. Milwaukee 1:20 PM ABC7

Sun 4/29 vs. Milwaukee 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Mon 4/30 vs. Colorado 6:05 PM NBCSCH

Tue 5/1 vs. Colorado 7:05 PM WGN

Wed 5/2 vs. Colorado 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Thur 5/3 OFF DAY

Fri 5/4 @ St. Louis 7:15 PM NBCSCH

Sat 5/5 @ St. Louis 1:15 PM ABC7

Sun 5/6 @ St. Louis 7:05 PM ESPN

Mon 5/7 vs. Miami 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Tue 5/8 vs. Miami 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Wed 5/9 vs. Miami 1:20 PM WGN

Thur 5/10 OFF DAY

Fri 5/11 vs. White Sox 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sat 5/12 vs. White Sox 1:20 PM ABC7

Sun 5/13 vs. White Sox 1:20 PM WGN

Mon 5/14 OFF DAY

Tue 5/15 @ Atlanta 6:35 PM NBCSCH+

Wed 5/16 @ Atlanta 6:35 PM WGN

Thur 5/17 @ Atlanta 6:35 PM WGN

Fri 5/18 @ Cincinnati 6:10 PM NBCSCH

Sat 5/19 @ Cincinnati 6:10 PM WGN

Sun 5/20 @ Cincinnati 12:10 PM ABC7

Mon 5/21 OFF DAY

Tue 5/22 vs. Cleveland 6:05 PM WGN

Wed 5/23 vs. Cleveland 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Thur 5/24 OFF DAY

Fri 5/25 vs. SF Giants 1:20 PM ABC7

Sat 5/26 vs. SF Giants 6:15 PM FOX

Sun 5/27 vs. SF Giants 7:05 PM ESPN

Mon 5/28 @ Pittsburgh 12:35 PM ABC7

Tue 5/29 @ Pittsburgh 6:05 PM WGN

Wed 5/30 @ Pittsburgh 6:05 PM NBCSCH

Thur 5/31 @ NY Mets 6:10 PM NBCSCH

Fri 6/1 @ NY Mets 6:10 PM NBCSCH+

Sat 6/2 @ NY Mets 6:15 PM FOX

Sun 6/3 @ NY Mets 12:10 PM ABC7

Mon 6/4 OFF DAY

Tue 6/5 vs. Philadelphia 7:05 PM WGN

Wed 6/6 vs. Philadelphia 7:05 PM NBCSCH+

Thur 6/7 vs. Philadelphia 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Fri 6/8 vs. Pittsburgh 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sat 6/9 vs. Pittsburgh 1:20 PM ABC7

Sun 6/10 vs. Pittsburgh 1:20 PM WGN

Mon 6/11 @ Milwaukee 7:10 PM NBCSCH+

Tue 6/12 @ Milwaukee 7:10 PM NBCSCH

Wed 6/13 @ Milwaukee 1:10 PM WGN

Thur 6/14 OFF DAY

Fri 6/15 @ St. Louis 7:15 PM ABC7

Sat 6/16 @ St. Louis 7:15 PM FOX

Sun 6/17 @ St. Louis 1:15 PM NBCSCH

Mon 6/18 vs. LA Dodgers 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Tue 6/19 vs. LA Dodgers 7:05 PM ABC7

Wed 6/20 vs. LA Dodgers 1:20 PM WGN

Thur 6/21 @ Cincinnati 6:10 PM NBCSCH

Fri 6/22 @ Cincinnati 6:10 PM WGN

Sat 6/23 @ Cincinnati 3:10 PM ABC7

Sun 6/24 @ Cincinnati 12:10 PM NBCSCH

Mon 6/25 @ LA Dodgers 9:10 PM NBCSCH

Tue 6/26 @ LA Dodgers 9:10 PM WGN

Wed 6/27 @ LA Dodgers 9:10 PM NBCSCH+

Thur 6/28 @ LA Dodgers 2:10 PM NBCSCH

Fri 6/29 vs. Minnesota 4:05 PM NBCSCH

Sat 6/30 vs. Minnesota 1:20 PM ABC7

Sun 7/1 vs. Minnesota 1:20 PM WGN

Mon 7/2 OFF DAY

Tue 7/3 vs. Detroit 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Wed 7/4 vs. Detroit 1:20 PM WGN

Thur 7/5 OFF DAY

Fri 7/6 vs. Cincinnati 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sat 7/7 vs. Cincinnati 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sun 7/8 vs. Cincinnati 1:20 PM WGN

Mon 7/9 @ SF Giants 9:15 PM NBCSCH

Tues 7/10 @ SF Giants 9:15 PM ABC7

Wed 7/11 @ SF Giants 2:45 PM NBCSCH

Thur 7/12 OFF DAY

Fri 7/13 @ San Diego 9:10 PM NBCSCH

Sat 7/14 @ San Diego 9:10 PM ABC7

Sun 7/15 @ San Diego 3:10 PM WGN

7/16-18 ALL-STAR BREAK (Washington D.C.)

Thur 7/19 vs. St. Louis 6:05 PM ESPN

Fri 7/20 vs. St. Louis 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sat 7/21 vs. St. Louis 6:15 PM FOX

Sun 7/22 vs. St. Louis 1:20 PM ABC7

Mon 7/23 vs. Arizona 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Tue 7/24 vs. Arizona 7:05 PM WGN

Wed 7/25 vs. Arizona 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Thur 7/26 vs. Arizona 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Fri 7/27 @ St. Louis 7:15 PM NBCSCH

Sat 7/28 @ St. Louis 3:05 PM NBCSCH

Sun 7/29 @ St. Louis 7:05 PM ESPN

Mon 7/30 OFF DAY

Tue 7/31 @ Pittsburgh 6:05 PM NBCSCH

Wed 8/1 @ Pittsburgh 6:05 PM WGN

Thur 8/2 vs. San Diego 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Fri 8/3 vs. San Diego 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sat 8/4 vs. San Diego 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sun 8/5 vs. San Diego 1:20 PM WGN

Mon 8/6 @ Kansas City 7:15 PM NBCSCH+

Tue 8/7 @ Kansas City 7:15 PM NBCSCH

Wed 8/8 @ Kansas City 7:15 PM WGN

Thur 8/9 OFF DAY

Fri 8/10 vs. Washington 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sat 8/11 vs. Washington 3:05 PM ABC7

Sun 8/12 vs. Washington TBD NBCSCH or ESPN

Mon 8/13 OFF DAY

Tue 8/14 vs. Milwaukee 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Wed 8/15 vs. Milwaukee 1:20 PM WGN

Thur 8/16 @ Pittsburgh 6:05 PM NBCSCH

Fri 8/17 @ Pittsburgh 6:05 PM NBCSCH

Sat 8/18 @ Pittsburgh 6:05 PM WGN

Sun 8/19 @ Pittsburgh 12:35 PM ABC7

Mon 8/20 OFF DAY

Tue 8/21 @ Detroit 6:10 PM NBCSCH

Wed 8/22 @ Detroit 6:10 PM WGN

Thur 8/23 vs. Cincinnati 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Fri 8/24 vs. Cincinnati 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Sat 8/25 vs. Cincinnati 1:20 PM ABC7

Sun 8/26 vs. Cincinnati 1:20 PM WGN

Mon 8/27 vs. NY Mets 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Tue 8/28 vs. NY Mets 7:05 PM WGN

Wed 8/29 vs. NY Mets 1:20 PM NBCSCH

Thur 8/30 OFF DAY

Fri 8/31 @ Philadelphia 6:05 PM NBCSCH+

Sat 9/1 @ Philadelphia 6:05 PM NBCSCH

Sun 9/2 @ Philadelphia 12:35 PM WGN

Mon 9/3 @ Milwaukee 1:10 PM WGN

Tue 9/4 @ Milwaukee 7:10 PM NBCSCH

Wed 9/5 @ Milwaukee 7:10 PM WGN

Thur 9/6 @ Washington 6:05 PM NBCSCH

Fri 9/7 @ Washington 6:05 PM NBCSCH

Sat 9/8 @ Washington 6:05 PM WGN

Sun 9/9 @ Washington 12:35 PM NBCSCH

Mon 9/10 vs. Milwaukee 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Tue 9/11 vs. Milwaukee 7:05 PM WGN

Wed 9/12 vs. Milwaukee 7:05 PM ABC7

Thur 9/13 OFF DAY

Fri 9/14 vs. Cincinnati 1:20 PM WGN

Sat 9/15 vs. Cincinnati 3:05 PM NBCSCH

Sun 9/16 vs. Cincinnati 1:20 PM ABC7

Mon 9/17 @ Arizona 8:40 PM WGN

Tue 9/18 @ Arizona 8:40 PM WGN

Wed 9/19 @ Arizona 8:40 PM NBCSCH

Thur 9/20 OFF DAY

Fri 9/21 @ White Sox 3:10 PM NBCSCH

Sat 9/22 @ White Sox 6:10 PM NBCSCH

Sun 9/23 @ White Sox 1:10 PM ABC7

Mon 9/24 vs. Pittsburgh 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Tues 9/25 vs. Pittsburgh 7:05 PM WGN

Wed 9/26 vs. Pittsburgh 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Thur 9/27 vs. Pittsburgh 7:05 PM NBCSCH

Fri 9/28 vs. St. Louis 1:20 PM ABC7

Sat 9/29 vs. St. Louis TBD NBCSCH or FOX

Sun 9/30 vs. St. Louis 2:20 PM NBCSCH

WGN: WGN-TV

NBCSCH: NBC Sports Chicago

NBCSCH+: NBC Sports Chicago Plus

ABC7: WLS/ABC 7

FOX: Regional Fox Telecast

ESPN: National ESPN Telecast

All times listed are Central Time and are subject to change

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