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How to watch Dodgers vs. Nationals NLDS

Series will be aired exclusively on TBS

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Ernie Johnson will be the play-by-play announcer for Dodgers vs. Nationals NLDS
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Can’t make it to Dodger Stadium today and you plan to watch the game on television. You can catch it exclusively on TBS as they are the cable network that is broadcasting both the National League Divisional and Championship series.

If you have a basic cable or satellite package, you more than likely have TBS available to you. You can also stream it (with authentication) on and their Watch TBS App without any blackout restrictions.

However, unless you live outside of the U.S., none of these games are available through your MLB.TV subscription. If you are an international subscriber, you should be able to view games through your subscription.

But there are non-cable/satellite streaming services that will have the MLB playoffs. YouTube TV has all of the outlets (TBS, Fox, FS1 and MLB Network) for the major league postseason, if you have never signed up, there is a free one-week trial and then it costs $50 a month.

Fubo TV also has TBS along with FS1 and in most markets you will get the local FOX affiliate showing the AL or World Series game. After a one-week free trial, it costs $55 a month for the service. If you use this link to subscribe, True Blue LA will receive a portion of that fee.

A good deal to watch just the National League Divisional and Championship Series is SlingTV. For $15 you can have TBS among other networks and you should be able to watch the Dodgers play this series and if they advance, in the National League Championship Series. SlingTV does not carry Fox or FS1, there is free preview of MLB Network through October 12th that will cover the two American League Divisional Series games being shown on that network.

Broadcast schedule for National League Divisional Series through Game 3

Thursday October 3rd

1:00 p.m. PT: MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS

2:00 p.m.: Game 1 - Cardinals at Braves - Brian Anderson, Ron Darling & Lauren Shehadi (TBS)

4:30 p.m.: If you have SportsNet LA - there will be a pregame show starting at 4:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.: Game 1 - Nationals at Dodgers - Ernie Johnson, Jeff Francoeur & Alex Chappell (TBS)

Following the game expect both TBS and SportsNet LA to have postgame coverage

Friday October 4th

1:00 p.m. PT: MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS

1:30 p.m.: Game 2 - Cardinals at Braves (TBS)

6:00 p.m.: MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS

6:30 p.m.: Game 2 - Nationals at Dodgers (TBS)

Sunday October 6th

12:00 p.m. PT: MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS

1:00 p.m.: Game 3 - Braves at Cardinals (TBS)

4:30 p.m.: Game 3 - Dodgers at Nationals (TBS)