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NLDS start times announced: Dodgers-Nationals play Game 1 at 2:38 p.m., Game 2 at 1:08 p.m.

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LOS ANGELES — Major League Baseball announced start times for the first weekend of Division Series games, through Sunday, and the Dodgers and Nationals will play the early National League game on both Friday and Saturday in Washington D.C.

Game 1 of the NLDS at Nationals Park will start at 2:38 p.m. PT, the third of four games on Friday, and will be televised by Fox Sports 1.

Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday will start at 1:08 p.m. on Fox Sports 1, the first of two games, with the Chicago Cubs getting the prime time spot against the NL Wild Card Game winner, either the New York Mets or San Francisco Giants.

Game 3, on Monday at Dodger Stadium, will be televised by MLB Network, though the game time hasn’t yet been determined.

Both Wild Card Games will be played at 5 p.m. PT, the American League on Tuesday on TBS, and the National League on Wednesday on ESPN. Here are the known Division Series game times to date (all times PT):

Thursday
1:38 p.m. - AL wild card at Rangers, Game 1 (TBS)
5:08 p.m. - Red Sox at Indians, Game 1 (TBS)

Friday
10:08 a.m. - AL wild card at Rangers, Game 2 (TBS)
1:38 p.m. - Red Sox at Indians, Game 2 (TBS)
2:38 p.m. - Dodgers at Nationals, Game 1 (Fox Sports 1)
6:15 p.m. - NL wild card at Cubs, Game 1 (Fox Sports 1)

Saturday
1:08 p.m. - Dodgers at Nationals, Game 2 (Fox Sports 1)
5:08 p.m. - NL wild card at Cubs, Game 2 (MLB Network)

Sunday
1:08 p.m. - Indians at Red Sox, Game 3 (TBS)
4:38 p.m. - Rangers at AL wild card, Game 3 (TBS)

The times for the remainder of the Division Series will be announced later in the week. The Dodgers host Game 3 and, if necessary, Game 4 on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10-11 at Dodger Stadium.

NLDS schedule

Game 1: Friday, Oct. 7, 2:38 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
at Nationals Park | Clayton Kershaw vs. Max Scherzer

Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 8, 1:08 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
at Nationals Park | Rich Hill vs. Tanner Roark

Game 3: Monday, Oct. 10, TBD (MLB Network)
at Dodger Stadium | Kenta Maeda vs. Gio Gonzalez

Game 4*: Tuesday, Oct. 11, TBD (Fox Sports 1)
at Dodger Stadium | TBD vs. TBD

Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 13, TBD (Fox Sports 1)
at Nationals Park | TBD vs. TBD

*if necessary

The Nationals haven’t officially announced their rotation. Above is just a guess, though it wouldn’t be surprising to see them slot Gio Gonzalez in Game 2, potentially having the left-hander available on regular rest in Game 5, given the Dodgers’ poor performance against southpaw pitchers.