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Dodgers vs. Cubs: What TV channel, how to watch online via live stream

We go over how you can watch Thursday’s MLB Network game between the Dodgers and Cubs.

Cody Bellinger of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated by Patrick Wisdom and Dansby Swanson after he scored in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on April 19, 2023 in Oakland, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

MLB Network will host Thursday’s matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs with first pitch set for 7:40 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, and will also air on SportsNet LA in the Dodgers market and on Marquee Sports Network in the Cubs market. Michael Grove (0-1, 9.00 ERA) will start for Los Angeles against the Cubs’ Jameson Taillon (0-2, 4.50).

Chicago has been one of the more pleasant surprises of the early 2023 season. Thought to be rebuilding after blowing up its championship core, the team instead finds itself second in the NL Central at 11-6 after a sweep of the Oakland Athletics earlier this week. The rotation behind Justin Steele and Marcus Stroman still needs some work, but Patrick Wisdom and Ian Happ are crushing the ball while newcomer Dansby Swanson has partnered with Nico Hoerner to form one of the most dynamic middle-infield duos in the game.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, enter Thursday at a disappointing 9-10. The three-headed monster of Clayton Kershaw, Julio Urias and Dustin May has been as-advertised, but the bullpen has been surprisingly leaky late in games while the lineup tries to survive injuries to Mookie Betts, Will Smith and Miguel Rojas.

Chicago is currently a narrow -115 favorite on the moneyline at DraftKings Sportsbook, while the Dodgers are -105 underdogs. The run total is set at 10.5.

Dodgers vs. Cubs

Pitchers: Michael Grove vs. Jameson Taillon
First pitch: 7:40 p.m. ET
Dodgers local broadcast: SportsNet LA
Cubs local broadcast: Marquee Sports Network
Live stream: MLB Network, MLB App
Moneyline odds: Cubs -115, Dodgers -105

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this MLB matchup, you can stream the game via and via the MLB App. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access MLB Network for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.