How to watch the Chicago Cubs on Opening Day (and the other 161 games)

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Baseball is back. The Chicago Cubs are looking to improve on a second-place NL Central finish in 2023 - and they've got the talent to do so.

That journey begins today as the Cubs take on the defending World Series champion Texas Rangers in a three-game series in Arlington.

Lefty Justin Steele will take the mound on Opening Day, coming off a season in which he won 16 games and struck out 176 batters to the tune of a 3.06 ERA. Behind him is a lineup bolstered by Seiya Suzuki, Cody Bellinger and Christopher Morel - a trio that combined for 72 home runs in 2023.

Most are picking the Cubs to win the NL Central in 2024 - and it all starts tonight.

How to watch the Chicago Cubs on Opening Day?

Regional Sports Network: Marquee Sports Network
For In-Market Fans: fuboTV ($79.99/month, free trial available), DirecTV Stream ($108.99/month) 
For Out-Of-Market Fans: ($149.99 for the season)

Most of Chicago's games will air on Marquee Sports Network. When playing nationally, the Cubbies could pop up on ESPN, MLB Network, FOX, etc.

Both fuboTV and DirecTV Stream carry Marquee Sports Network and all of the national networks. 

Apple TV+ will air two games every Friday night throughout the season. The Mariners will appear a handful of times. Apple TV+ is $9.99 per month and comes with a week-long free trial.

How to listen to today's game?

In Chicago, the games are broadcast on 670 AM The Score. You can listen on their website or on their app.

If you're outside of the greater Chicago area, there are a number of affiliate stations that will carry the Cubs.

KADR -- 1400AM -- Elkader, IA
KCIM -- 1380AM -- Carroll, IA
KCNZ -- 1650AM/102.3FM -- Cedar Falls, IA
KCPS -- 1150AM -- W. Burlington, IA
KNOD -- 105.3FM -- Harlan, IA
KIBM/K293CX -- 1490AM/106.5FM -- Omaha, NE
KRNT -- 1350AM -- Des Moines, IA
KVTK -- 1570AM -- Vermillion, SD
KXIC -- 800AM -- Iowa City, IA
KWBG -- 1590AM -- Boone, IA
WAKO -- 103.1FM -- Lawrenceville, IL
WARU -- 101.9FM -- Peru, IN
WASK -- 98.7FM -- Lafayette, IN
WAXI -- 104.9FM -- Terre Haute, IN
WBAT -- 1400AM -- Marion, IN
WBHR -- 660AM -- St. Cloud, MN
WBNL -- 1540AM/97.7FM -- Booneville, IN
WDBQ -- 1490AM -- Dubuque, IA
WDZ -- 1050AM -- Decatur, IL
WFMB -- 1450AM -- Springfield, IL
WFRX -- 1300AM/95.5FM -- W. Frankfort, IL
WGEM -- 1440AM -- Quincy, IL
WGKC -- 105.9FM -- Champaign, IL
WKEI -- 1450AM/1001.1FM -- Kewanee, IL
WLDS -- 1180AM -- Jacksonville, IL
WRAM -- 1330AM/94.1FM -- Monmouth, IL
WRSW -- 1480AM/99.7FM -- Warsaw, IN
WSDR -- 1240AM/93.1FM -- Sterling, IL
WTRC -- 1340AM -- Elkhart, IN
WTSO -- 1070AM -- Madison, WI
WZOE -- 1490AM -- Princeton, IL

How many national TV games do the Chicago Cubs have this year?

The Cubs will play most of their games on the Marquee Sports Network, however, they will appear on national TV a handful of times this season.


Number of Games





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Chicago Cubs projected Opening Day lineup and probable pitcher

  • PP: Justin Steele
  • C: Yan Gomes
  • 1B: Michael Busch
  • 2B: Nico Hoerner
  • SS: Dansby Swanson
  • 3B: Christopher Morel
  • LF: Ian Happ
  • CF: Cody Bellinger
  • RF: Seiya Suzuki

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