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Change the channel: Cubs shift from Fox to MLB Network for Saturday game

Change the channel: Cubs shift from Fox to MLB Network for Saturday game

The Cubs will open the National League Division Series on Friday at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 1, their network home throughout the playoffs. With one exception.

On Saturday night, Game 2 will air at 7 p.m. on the MLB Network, which may have viewers scrambling to find the broadcast. But fear not, Cubs fans. MLB Network is offering a free preview to customers of AT&T U-verse, Comcast, DirecTV, Dish, RCN and other pay-TV providers through Tuesday, making the game available to most Chicago-area homes.

Launched in 2009, the MLB Network reaches 68 million homes nationwide. It has aired two divisional series games each season for the past five years, alternating between the National...

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