Live Update: What channel is Dodgers vs. Giants on today? Time, TV schedule for the 2021 NLDS Game 5

They’re the two second-most magical words in sports: Game 5.

The Dodgers and the Giants took 162 games to decide who would come who with the NL West, and on Thursday night, the Los Angeles-San Francisco feud comes to a definitive end in 2021 as the teams meet in San Fran for a winner-take-all Game 5.

Los Angeles turns to Julio Urias for his second start in the NLDS, throwing five innings of one-run ball in Game 2, which the Dodgers would go on to win 9-2. On the other side, the Giants turn to Logan Webb, who looks to continue his breakout season: Webb threw a monster Game 1, pitching 7 2/3 innings of shutout baseball in the shutout win.

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The Dodgers’ offense has been wishy-washy this postseason: They were shutout twice in four games vs. the Giants, with the bats waking up for 16 runs total in their two wins.

Los Angeles will hope for one more day where the bats look alive, while San Francisco hopes that the 24th meeting between the bitter rivals in 2021 will turn in their favor.

What channel is Dodgers vs. Giants on today?

  • TV channel: TBS
  • Live stream: TBS App

TBS continues its coverage of the NL side of the MLB Postseason with Game 5 airing on the network on Thursday.

TBS will also play home to the NLCS, though times for the series are dependent on who emerges from Game 5.

Dodgers vs. Giants start time

  • Date:  Thursday, Oct. 14
  • First pitch: 9:07 p.m. ET | 6:07 p.m. PT

First pitch for Dodgers vs. Giants is scheduled for 9:07 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 7.

Julio Urias will throw for the Dodgers, while Logan Webb is expected to take the bump for the Giants in the decisive Game 5. 

MLB playoff schedule 2021

National League

Wild card

Wednesday, Oct. 6Cardinals @ Dodgers3-1, LA

Division Series

TBS will handle the broadcast for all NLDS games in both series.

DateGameResultTV channel
Friday, Oct. 8Dodgers @ Giants, Game 14-0, SFTBS
Friday, Oct. 8Braves @ Brewers, Game 12-1, MILTBS
Saturday, Oct. 9Dodgers @ Giants, Game 29-2, LATBS
Saturday, Oct. 9Braves @ Brewers, Game 23-0, ATLTBS
Monday, Oct. 11Giants @ Dodgers, Game 31-0, SFTBS
Monday, Oct. 11Brewers @ Braves, Game 33-0, ATLTBS
Tuesday, Oct. 12Giants @ Dodgers, Game 47-2, LATBS
Tuesday, Oct. 12Brewers @ Braves, Game 45-4, ATLTBS
Thursday, Oct. 14Dodgers @ Giants, Game 5TBDTBS

Championship Series

TBS will continue its National League playoff coverage with coverage of every NLCS game.

The Braves secured their spot in the NLCS, and depending on who takes the Dodgers vs. Giants series, they could either start on the road or at home.

DateGameStart timeTV channel
Saturday, Oct. 16TBD @ TBD, Game 1TBDTBS
Sunday, Oct. 17TBD @ TBD, Game 2TBDTBS
Tuesday, Oct. 19TBD @ TBD, Game 3TBDTBS
Wednesday, Oct. 20TBD @ TBD, Game 4TBDTBS
Thursday, Oct. 21TBD @ TBD, Game 5*TBDTBS
Saturday, Oct. 23TBD @ TBD, Game 6*TBDTBS
Sunday, Oct. 24TBD @ TBD, Game 7*TBDTBS

*If necessary

American League

Wild card

Tuesday, Oct. 5Yankees @ Red Sox6-2, BOS

Division Series

MLB Network and FS1 will carry all the ALDS games, until potential Game 5s, which would be broadcast exclusively on FS1.

DateGameResultTV channel
Thursday, Oct. 7Red Sox @ Rays, Game 15-0, TBMLB Network/FS1
Thursday, Oct. 7White Sox @ Astros, Game 19-4, HOUMLB Network/FS1
Friday, Oct. 8Red Sox @ Rays, Game 214-6, TBMLB Network/FS1
Friday, Oct. 8White Sox @ Astros, Game 212-6, HOUMLB Network/FS1
Sunday, Oct. 10Rays @ Red Sox, Game 36-4, BOSMLB Network/FS1
Sunday, Oct. 10Astros @ White Sox, Game 312-6, CHIMLB Network/FS1
Monday, Oct. 11Rays @ Red Sox, Game 46-5, BOSMLB Network/FS1
Monday, Oct. 11Astros @ White Sox, Game 410-1, HOUMLB Network/FS1

Championship Series

FOX and FS1 will split coverage of the ALCS.

The Red Sox and Astros kick off the ALCS on Friday, Oct. 15. It’s the Astros’ fifth-straight appearance in the ALCS.

DateGameStart timeTV channel
Friday, Oct. 15Red Sox @ Astros, Game 18:07 p.m.FOX
Saturday, Oct. 16Red Sox @ Astros, Game 2TBDFOX
Monday, Oct. 18Astros @ Red Sox, Game 3TBDFOX/FS1
Tuesday, Oct. 19Astros @ Red Sox, Game 4TBDFS1
Wednesday, Oct. 20Astros @ Red Sox, Game 5*TBDFS1
Friday, Oct. 22Red Sox @ Astros, Game 6*TBDFS1
Saturday, Oct. 23Red Sox @ Astros, Game 7*TBDFOX/FS1

*If necessary

World Series schedule

Every World Series game will be on FOX.

DateGameStart timeTV channel
Tuesday, Oct. 26TBD @ TBD, Game 1TBDFOX
Wednesday, Oct. 27TBD @ TBD, Game 2TBDFOX
Friday, Oct. 29TBD @ TBD, Game 3TBDFOX
Saturday, Oct. 30TBD @ TBD, Game 4TBDFOX
Sunday, Oct. 31TBD @ TBD, Game 5*TBDFOX
Tuesday, Nov. 2TBD @ TBD, Game 6*TBDFOX
Wednesday, Nov. 3TBD @ TBD, Game 7*TBDFOX

*If necessary

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