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MLB Network to televise Game 3 of Dodgers-Nationals NLDS

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Costas, Kaat, Morosi on the call

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Bob Costas will call Game 3 of the NLDS from Dodger Stadium.
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LOS ANGELES — The first Dodgers’ home game of the postseason will be televised exclusively by MLB Network, one of two playoff games on the network.

Game 3 of the National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Nationals will be played at Dodger Stadium on Monday, Oct. 10, with a time yet to be determined. Earlier on Monday, MLB released start times for all Division Series games through Sunday, with the first two games of Dodgers-Nationals on Fox Sports 1.

Should this series advance past three games, the final two games will be on Fox Sports 1. Fox has not yet announced full broadcast assignments for the series.

But Game 3 will be on MLB Network, with Bob Costas calling the game in Los Angeles alongside analyst Jim Kaat and reporter Jon Morosi.

MLB Network will also televise Game 2 of the other NLDS, between the Cubs and the winner of the Giants-Mets NL Wild Card Game, on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT, with Costas calling that game with John Smoltz and Ken Rosenthal.

It is part of a free preview period for MLB Network for basic cable customers, running from Thursday to Tuesday, available to customers of AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Frontier, RCN and Verizon FiOS.

There could be as few as two or as may as four games on Monday, with both ALDS Games 4 on the schedule. If you’re wondering where the game in Los Angeles might slot in, the other games will be in Boston, Toronto/Baltimore and San Francisco/New York. In other words, the Mets winning on Wednesday might go a long way toward Game 3 being a late game, with Los Angeles the only non-east coast host in that scenario.