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NLCS schedule: Dodgers will play Cubs or Nationals starting Saturday

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A 2016 playoff rematch awaits for Dodgers

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

PHOENIX — With their win over the Diamondbacks on Monday night at Chase Field, the Dodgers have advanced to the National League Championship Series for the second straight season, and will begin the next round on Saturday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

The Dodgers will await the winner of the other NL Division Series, currently led by the Cubs over the Nationals, two games to one. Either way it will be a rematch for the Dodgers against a team they played in the postseason in 2016.

This is the first time the Dodgers have reached the NLCS in consecutive years since 2008-09, both against the Phillies.

The Dodgers finished with the best record in baseball at 104-58, and will have home field advantage for as long as they last this October. For the NLCS, that means potential Saturday-Sunday games on consecutive weekends should the series go the distance.

The Dodgers split six games against the Nationals in the regular season, with each team winning two of three on the road. Against the Cubs, the Dodgers were 4-2 including a three-game sweep in Los Angeles from May 26-28.

TBS will televise the NLCS, with Brian Anderson on play-by-play and joined by analyst Ron Darling and reporter Sam Ryan. Start times will be determined later this week.

2017 NLCS schedule

Game 1: Saturday, Oct. 14 at Dodger Stadium
Game 2: Sunday, Oct. 15 at Dodger Stadium
Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Chicago or Washington D.C.
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 18 in Chicago or Washington D.C.
Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 19 in Chicago or Washington D.C.
Game 6*: Saturday, Oct. 21 at Dodger Stadium
Game 7*: Sunday, Oct. 22 at Dodger Stadium
*if necessary