Fans pose outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs advanced to the National League Championship Series.

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WRIGLEYVILLE — The Cubs’ run to a repeat World Series title is moving full speed ahead. After the Cubs and their fans catch their breath.

The Cubs’ epic, heart-pounding 9-8 victory over the Washington Nationals Thursday means they will advance to the National League Championship Series.

In the NLCS, the Cubs will play the Dodgers, who swept the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The series starts this weekend.

Here is the schedule:

Game 1: Saturday at Dodger Stadium

Game 2: Sunday at Dodger Stadium

Game 3: Tuesday at Wrigley Field

Game 4: Wednesday at Wrigley Field

Game 5: Oct. 19 at Wrigley (if necessary)

Game 6: Oct. 21 at Dodger Stadium (if necessary)

Game 7: Oct. 22 at Dodger Stadium (if necessary)

All times are still to be determined, and all games will air on TBS.

While the deadline has passed to register for the drawing to purchase NLCS tickets, you have until noon on Monday to register for the chance to purchase World Series tickets, should the Cubs defeat the Dodgers and advance.


The Cubs and Wrigley Field are 95 percent owned by an entity controlled by a trust established for the benefit of the family of Joe Ricketts, owner and CEO of Joe Ricketts has no direct involvement in the management of the iconic team.